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Topcon joins forces with Hitachi to provide innovative machine control

Topcon Positioning GB has announced a new partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery UK to provide automated machine control technology.

March 2020, TAMWORTH, England – The partnership will see HCMUK install the Topcon X53-x automated machine control system on its range of excavators. This will give customers access to sophisticated technology that allows for a more efficient workflow, by minimising the risk of over-digging while improving productivity and helping to save time, money and materials.

The Topcon X-53x uses some of the same components as Topcon’s original machine control system, but has been designed and developed with the addition of hydraulic, automated control. The system provides automated depth control, meaning digging to a design in flat, stepped or sloped applications is done precisely, even by a novice operator.

David Roberts, CEO of HCMUK, commented: “Our customers are increasingly looking for enhanced productivity and efficiency in their excavators and, with connected technology like ConSite, Hitachi has been proactive in providing solutions for some time now. By entering into this partnership with Topcon, we are taking our intelligent machine offering to the next level, allowing our customers to choose from a base kit to future proof their fleets, through to full automation as seen on the ZX225US-6.

“As well as the many benefits that this technology provides, our customers have the added peace of mind that it is installed by Hitachi-trained technicians at our state-of-the-art preparation centre in Newcastle – supplied as a complete package, ready to go to work upon delivery. We’re excited to work in partnership with Topcon to achieve a common goal of ensuring our customers get the products and support they need.”

Dave Bennett, managing director at Topcon Positioning GB, said: “The demand for intelligent machine control systems is continuing to grow across the UK and, at Topcon, we’re committed to always being one step ahead to ensure construction professionals have access to the best possible equipment – which is why it’s great to work with a company like Hitachi. The innovative X-53x is improving efficiency and accuracy for machine operators across Europe, and we’re looking forward to seeing how it can improve workflows for Hitachi’s customers.”

For more information about Topcon, visit: www.topconpositioning.com/en-gb


Notes to editors:
Press enquiries to:
Tash Fallon or Becca Parker at Tangerine
e: topcongb@tangerinecomms.com
t: 0161 817 6600


Abbi Wilson at HCMUK
e: abbiwilson@hitachicm.co.uk
m: 07771 555 493

About Topcon Positioning Group 
Topcon Positioning Group, always one step ahead in technology and customer benefits, is an industry leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S. (topconpositioning.comLinkedInTwitterFacebook). Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands. Topcon Corporation (topcon.com), founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732).

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