Trimble Australia announces the acquisition of the privately-held Actronic Holdings Limited of Auckland, New Zealand. Actronic Technologies is a leading provider of weighing technology and payload information systems for construction, aggregates, mining and waste markets.
Actronic Technologies manufactures the industry-leading LOADRITE weighing system for wheel loaders, excavators, conveyors and waste collection vehicles. Providing equipment operators, site foremen and project managers with accurate payload weights, LOADRITE weighing systems ensure that machines are loaded to optimal capacity and loads are accurately recorded. Weight information combined with fleet dynamics and cycle time tracking provides metrics for monitoring and improving both machine and project performance.
The LOADRITE system will extend Trimble’s Connected Site portfolio by adding weight as an element of information collected at the machine. This extended capability will better enable contractors to use the Trimble Connected Site to achieve improved comprehensive real-time intelligence on asset and site productivity for their mixed fleet.
Trimble’s Connected Site is an extensive information architecture that optimises and integrates operations across the construction site and the office, enabling improved planning, more advanced monitoring, and significantly greater productivity.
Roz Buick, vice president and general manager of Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction Division explains that 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. He adds that LOADRITE weighing systems expand the richness of the Connected Site information collected from machines and complement the productivity and reporting capabilities already provided by Trimble to customers.
According to Gottfried Pausch, general manager for Actronic Technologies, the LOADRITE system is widely recognised as setting the industry standard, a result of over 30 years of industry expertise gained by working closely with machine owners and operators.
He believes that the addition of the LOADRITE system to Trimble’s leading portfolio of positioning and automation technology solutions will extend their collective ability to deliver more powerful and robust solutions designed to improve operational efficiency and reporting, and allow customers to maximise their profits.