The Annual feature Match-Play event on Handicap inaugurated in the Centenary year, 1979, at the Royal Colombo Golf Club, in honour of the legendary Match-play “King” the Late Pin Fernando, concluded the Qualifying Round for both the Pin Fernando Trophy & the Pam Fernando Trophy event for Ladies over the week-end.
Recognised for delivering the highest quality engineering solutions and unmatched service support, United Tractor & Equipment (Pvt.) Limited (UTE) proudly celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Founded by W.D. Fernando in 1947 as a family-owned company, UTE began serving the nation as the sole Caterpillar dealer for heavy construction machinery. This vital partnership continues seven decades later thus making it one of the oldest Caterpillar dealers in Asia.
The country’s youth, especially Small and Medium entrepreneurs need reliable and efficient tools together with financial support to boost their businesses. In an initiative to help SMEs remain competitive and meet an increased demand for energy efficient machinery, United Tractor & Equipment (Pvt) Limited (UTE) and Hatton National Bank (HNB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to provide SME Entrepreneurs an easy payment scheme to finance the FS Curtis Air Compressor range.
For nearly 40 years, United Tractor & Equipment Ltd., UTE for short, was run under the rule of one man, Priath Fernando. In those four decades Fernando oversaw the growth of UTE from a simple dealer of construction equipment – through their close partnership with world-leader in the field Caterpillar (CAT) – to a Sri Lankan industry pioneer in offering engineering solutions to, now, an active player in key industrial sectors such as storage, power generation, and material handling thanks to the synergies created by its unique CAT/Dealer relationships.
Defending Champions UTE won the Caterpillar Challenge Trophy Cricket tournament held in Chennai, India.This tournament features the three Caterpillar dealers from Bangalore District(UTE, GMMCO and TIPL)along with a team from Caterpillar Inc. Aimed at fostering good relationships, this tournament has become a stage for showcasing sporting talents of the employees of these organizations.