Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. are partnering to improve the interoperability of technologies and data for civil engineering and construction projects.
As part of the collaboration, Hitachi Construction Machinery will use interfaces from Trimble Connect™ software, a cloud-based collaboration ecosystem, to develop an intelligent platform for its customers.
The collaboration is in response to customer demand for mixed fleet interoperability as well as support for Japan’s i-Construction initiative, a plan to drive innovation and revolutionize productivity on construction sites through the use of information and communications technology (ICT), promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
The platform will be interoperable with Trimble’s Connected Site® solutions—planning and design software, precision machine control, site positioning, mobile technologies and real-time connectivity—to further improve integration for mixed fleet customers. The announcement builds on the existing relationship between Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery where Trimble currently provides factory-fit grade control systems for Hitachi’s ZX200X-5B semi-automatic excavators in Japan.