Mecalac designs and manufactures heavy plant vehicles for use in construction. There are three main vehicle types – backhoe loaders, site dumpers and compaction rollers – of which there are several variants of each. They all need to work in harsh environments. In 2016 the company (then known as Terex GB) decided to give its TLB990, one of the company’s most popular backhoe loaders, an engineering makeover. They used a number of Zuken’s E3.series tools for the development of the vehicle’s four cable harnesses and, in doing so, Mecalac estimated it has halved the amount of time it takes to develop harnesses. The OEM also anticipates making further reductions in the near future.