MUNICH, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) (KRX:009540) today announced a plan to integrate, engineer and market Trimble Ready® factory fit machine control kits to enable the installation of Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System components on select HHI excavators in the aftermarket. The fast and simplified installation process eliminates the requirement for drilling, welding, re-painting or disassembly when installing either a Trimble GCS900 2D or GCS900 3D machine guidance solution, which can reduce machine downtime.
The announcement was made at bauma 2016, the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.
"HHI is very pleased to enter into this integration effort with Trimble for the development of advanced machine guidance solutions onto our excavator line," said Seung-Jai Lee, senior vice president for HHI-CE.
"The integration of factory fit Trimble Ready kits with HHI excavators will bring HHI customers a proven, cutting edge solution that can be ordered right from the factory," said Jim Green, business area director for Trimble OEM Solutions, Civil Engineering and Construction Division.
The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System is a machine control system for earthworks that makes design surfaces, grades and alignments accessible to the operator on a display inside the cab. The system uses GNSS, GPS, laser, sonic or total station technology to accurately position the blade or bucket in real-time, significantly reducing material overages and improving the contractor's productivity and efficiency.
About Hyundai Heavy Industries
Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Construction Equipment Division is a leading construction equipment manufacturer and is widely recognized for its use of advanced ergonomic engineering and technology. The division offers hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, skid steer loaders as well as industrial vehicles. Since 1985, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered more than 500,000 quality construction equipment and industrial vehicles to customers around the world. HHI's state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Korea, China, India, and Brazil produce earth-moving machines that are sold and serviced through a global network of over 540 dealers in 140 countries worldwide.
For more information, visit: www.hyundai-ce.com.
About Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division
Trimble is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the civil engineering and construction sectors. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site® strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.
For more information, visit: construction.trimble.com.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.
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