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Trimble acquire Actronic Technologies

Loadrite system to extend Connected Site portfolio for construction, aggregates, mining and waste industries

US-based positioning and automation technology specialists Trimble have acquired privately held Actronic Holdings Ltd of Auckland, New Zealand, a leading provider of weighing technology and payload information systems for construction, aggregates, mining and waste markets, including the Loadrite weighing system for wheel loaders, excavators, conveyors and waste-collection vehicles.

The Loadrite system provides equipment operators, site foremen and project managers with accurate payload weights, thereby ensuring that machines are loaded to optimal capacity and that loads are accurately recorded. This information, combined with fleet dynamics and cycle-time tracking, provides metrics for monitoring and improving both machine and project performance.

Loadrite will extend Trimble’s ‘Connected Site’ portfolio by adding weight as an element of information collected at the machine, allowing contractors to achieve improved comprehensive real-time intelligence on asset and site productivity for their mixed fleets.

Trimble’s Connected Site is an extensive information architecture that optimizes and integrates operations across the construction site and the office, thereby allowing improved planning, more advanced monitoring, and significantly greater productivity.

‘The acquisition of Actronic Technologies empowers machine operators, foremen, supervisors and project managers to understand machine performance and progress across the entire site within the aggregate, construction, mining and waste industries,’ said Roz Buick, vice-president and general manager of Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction Division.

‘Loadrite weighing systems expand the richness of the Connected Site information we collect from machines and complement the productivity and reporting capabilities we already provide our customers.’

Gottfried Pausch, general manager of Actronic Technologies, added: ‘I believe the addition of the Loadrite system to Trimble’s leading portfolio of positioning and automation technology solutions extends our collective ability to deliver more powerful and robust solutions designed to improve operational efficiency and reporting and allow our customers to maximize their profits.’

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