Topcon, Komatsu start a relationship

News Topcon March 26, 2004
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Topcon Corp

Topcon Corp. has announced that a letter of agreement has been signed with Komatsu Ltd. that will allow new Komatsu motor graders and bulldozers to be purchased with the desired Topcon automated machine control system as a factory-installed, standard equipment option. This agreement covers the Komatsu distribution network worldwide, and 3-D (GPS- and LPS-based) and 2-D (laser- and sonic-based) machine control systems.

According to Topcon the alliance is the result of two innovative companies who know that the future of the industry is dependent on customer-friendly solutions to productivity and environmental issues. Topcon believes that the combination of its automated grading technology and the innovative grading equipment of Komatsu will broaden the benefits of highly productive, efficient earthmoving.

Under the agreement, Topcon and Komatsu will share information to assure that the Topcon control platform and specified Komatsu machinery will maintain complete compatibility at a core technology level, making both installation and operation of Topcon's productive control systems seamless. All "on-machine" components of the Topcon systems can be ordered directly from Komatsu, arriving at the Komatsu distributor pre-installed and ready to use. The Komatsu distributor will purchase "off-machine" components (GPS base stations, robotic control instruments, laser transmitters, etc.) from the local Topcon distributor.

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