Trimble announced in mid-June that it had acquired privately held Actronic Holdings Ltd. of Auckland, New Zealand. Actronic Technologies is a provider of weighing technology and payload information systems for mining, and other markets. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Actronic Technologies produces the LOADRITE weighing system for wheel loaders, excavators, conveyors and waste collection vehicles. Weight information combined with fleet dynamics and cycle time tracking provides metrics for monitoring and improving both machine and project performance.

Trimble said the LOADRITE system extends its Connected Site portfolio by adding weight as an element of information collected at the machine. Trimble’s Connected Site is an extensive information architecture that optimizes and integrates operations across the work site and the office, thereby enabling improved planning, more advanced monitoring, and 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,” 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 complements the productivity and reporting capabilities we already provide our customers.”

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