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News » US » Trimble forges new partnerships with both Cat and Hitachi » published 9 Mar 2017

Trimble forges new partnerships with both Cat and Hitachi

Trimble has announced new technology partnerships with both Caterpillar and Hitachi, with both announcements made during this week’s Conexpo-Con/Agg trade show in Las Vegas.

Trimble has partnered with Hitachi on a project to improve data exchange on construction projects. They plan to develop a cloud-based platform for civil construction projects with the aim of improving the interoperability of technologies and data.

As part of the collaboration, Hitachi Construction Machinery will use interfaces from Trimble Connect software, a cloud-based collaboration ecosystem, to develop a platform for its customers.

"We are excited to partner with Trimble to create an intelligent platform that can enable customers to realize even greater productivity enhancements," said Hideshi Fukumoto, executive officer and president, client solutions business development of Hitachi Construction Machinery. "The platform will enhance data exchange, technology interoperability and collaboration as well as address the requirements that will enable construction contractors to support Japan's i-Construction initiative."

Trimble and Caterpillar announced at Conexpo 2017 that they plan to bring on-highway telematics to construction operations.

The services from Trimble will become part of the CAT Connect telematics portfolio. Caterpillar said that the collaboration will enable construction companies to see their entire truck fleet and equipment assets in a single view to gain deeper insight into their overall operations. "The CAT Connect vision enables customers to see and manage all of their operational assets and equipment from a single application,” said John Carpenter, construction digital and technology, Caterpillar. “By offering Trimble's on-highway solutions, connected to VisionLink, Caterpillar can further deliver on our vision.”


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This article was published on 9 Mar 2017 (last updated on 9 Mar 2017).

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