The Number's Up For Clancy Docwra Plant Theft As Construction Giant Signs Up To CESAR

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Clancy Docwra one of the leading national construction companies in the UK Utilities sector, has become the latest to sign up to CESAR – the Construction Equipment Security and Registration Scheme. This important Home Office supported - industry wide initiative supported by the Plant Theft Action Group (PTAG) and overseen by the Construction Equipment Association(CEA) is gathering momentum fast in the campaign to stamp out construction plant theft, estimated to be running at an annual total of £100 million, with minimal recovery.

CESAR powered by Datatag - the European market leader in security identity systems within the Motorcycle, ATV, Scooter, Trailers, Boats, IT, Cycle, Jet Ski and Construction & Plant sectors – will now be applied to protect all Clancy Docwra plant and machinery, with each piece of equipment prominently identified with CESAR identification plates to deter theft as well as each machine fitted with hidden miniature electronic transponders, thousands of Datadots and even a unique and invisible DNA solution which is virtually impossible to remove.

Said Kevin Clancy, Joint Managing Director of Clancy Docwra and PTAG Chairman, “This is a hugely important industry-wide innovation and we are pleased to be associated and fully support the CESAR Scheme powered byDatatag. This is certain to have a major impact on reducing plant theft, which is endemic in the construction industry.” Mike Revell, Clancy Docwra's Plant Director added, “The costs and disruption caused to contracts by plant theft are substantial and with CESAR there is no doubt that this will become much less of an issue in the future and will increase the identification and recovery of stolen machinery. With major infrastructure projects like the 2012 Olympics, the need for such an initiative has never been greater and its impact on delivering projects on time will be massive.”

Datatag Director Kevin Howells said, “We have been enormously encouraged by the take-up of CESAR powered by Datatag. This is ensuring that the prospect of machinery identification and recovery is greatly increased and with companies like Clancy Docwra embracing the scheme so wholeheartedly its significance is certain to become more widely recognised.”

Concluded Tim Faithfull, CEA Director of Member Services, "This is one of the most significant developments in the fight against plant theft. It is warmly welcomed by our members who see it as an ideal complement to security and tracker technology which they already offer to their customers. Plant registration now completes the package."

Date Created: 03/02/2008

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