How the ECOXLi Can Help Solve Construction Contractors’ Biggest Challenges

Blog-October 11, 2021

In recent weeks, we’ve been thrilled to unveil our new ECO mobile welfare unit – the ECOXLi. It is the largest mobile welfare unit on the market, featuring a host of innovative features.

Such innovation is sorely needed in the construction industry – not just because the industry has significantly underinvested in innovation in recent years, but because contractors now face challenges for which innovation can provide the best possible solutions.

In this article, we explore three ways the EcoXLi can help solve the toughest challenges construction contractors currently face:

1. The ECOXLi helps projects go green

Many contractors and construction businesses are currently struggling to improve their environmental impact in line with the Government’s tough new targets. Not only is there a legal and moral incentive – there is also a clear financial one, as we explored in a recent blog.

All of our mobile welfare units are geared towards significant improvements in sustainability. The ECOXLi simply takes this and runs with it. 

The ECOXLi utilises cutting-edge eco-friendly technology – including next generation lithium batteries and full solar technology – making it the most eco-efficient welfare unit you will find. 

It even features an intelligent auto system for full telemetry – helping ensure power is used in the most efficient way possible.

2. The ECOXLi helps you solve the HGV driver shortage

The UK workforce is chronically short of HGV drivers. According to recent data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC),  there are more than 100,000 vacant HGV driver roles in the UK – the largest shortage of any profession. 

Where most welfare units require a HGV delivery to site, we deliver the ECOXLi directly using our own ULEZ towing fleet. We provide our own highly skilled and reliable divers, facilitating unbeatable flexibility whenever you need your unit to be picked up. 

Ultimately, the ECOXLi solves the HGV driver shortage by making HGVs unnecessary, providing a more reliable and timely service whilst drastically reducing the carbon footprint for delivery and collection.


3. The ECOXLi comes with more reliable and flexible service

As our recent research shows, a huge number of construction projects struggle to stay on budget and schedule – with a majority taking 20% longer than intended. 

Much of this can be the result of poor supplier relations: a third of project failures result from poor communication, and experts have argued that closer supplier relations – along with increased project flexibility – are key to remedying the sector’s challenges.

At Welfare Hire, we pride ourselves on providing market leading service that breeds exactly this kind of close partnership – enabling projects to be more flexible and efficient. With the ECOXLi, we ensure the vehicles are highly available and accessible. So, your project can run smoothly – with absolutely no delays.