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Trimble Acquires Actronic Technologies

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA / USA, June 24, 2013 – Trimble announced recently that it has acquired 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. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Actronic Technologies produces the industry leading Loadrite weighing system for wheel loaders, excavators, conveyors and waste collection vehicles. Loadrite systems provide equipment operators, site foremen and project managers with accurate payload weights and allow them to ensure that machines are loaded to optimal capacity and that 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.

Loadrite extends 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 the contractors mixed fleet. Trimble’s Connected Site is an information architecture which goal is to optimize and integrate operations across the construction site and the office, thereby enabling improved planning, more advanced monitoring, and greater productivity.