Using the MatManager™ means better road quality and cost savings for us, as we can keep track of exactly how much material is laid down, while we are paving, and we can take corrective actions while paving, when needed. It indicates how much more asphalt to order and how to time the deliveries. This increases our quality and we keep track of costs which is very important for us – and any contractor. If we have a road we need to pave with a specified amount of asphalt pr. m2 and we deviate by just ½ kg/m2 it might not sound like a lot, but on an entire road it adds up to a very large sum of money lost in excess material.
MatWiser™ is an excellent quality tool. It enables us to analyze our paving jobs and improve all our paving processes with a higher quality and better cost control as a result. We often work with contractual requirements and MatManager™ helps us make sure we comply with all the requirements and with MatWiser™ we can document compliance to the customer. The system is approved by the Road board to document paving speed as specified in contracts.
We aim to increase the amount of MatManagers in our fleet in the coming years and look forward to utilizing the next generation and features in MatManager™ and MatWiser™.
John Espen Bokle has more than 20 years’ experience in the asphalt paver industry. Since 2012 he has worked with Veidekke Industry and is Machine Responsible for the South and East area. Veidekke is one of Scandinavia’s largest construction and property development companies. The business unit Veidekke Industry maintains roads and carries out all types of construction work and produces asphalt, crushed stone and gravel. The business unit Veidekke Industry has a NOK 4,9 billion turnover (2018).