Topcon announces integration agreement with Volvo CE for 3D-MC excavation

LIVERMORE, Calif., USA / CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands – May 18, 2016 – Topcon Positioning Group and Volvo CE announce the companies are working together to establish a Topcon 3D machine control (3D-MC) solution. The technology is designed to seamlessly integrate with Volvo Dig Assist (machine control 2D) on Volvo excavators and with Topcon workflow solutions for design and as-built data.

The Topcon 3D-MC solution integration on the Volvo excavator is designed to complement the Volvo Dig Assist capability by including the use of 3D design files and connectivity with Topcon workflow solution platforms.

“We are excited to extend our 3D machine controlled excavation offering to include direct integration with Volvo Dig Assist,” said Ulrich Hermanski, vice president Topcon Construction Business EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). “Our customers who already prefer Topcon 3D machine control solutions now have the opportunity to apply that proven performance with the Volvo excavation solution.”

“With the integration we can now offer the best of both worlds to our customers,” explained Niels Haverkorn, vice president Solutions at Volvo CE. “They can complement the Volvo Excavators and Dig Assist solution with the 3D machine control application of one of the major survey equipment providers in the business.”


About Volvo Group
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 283 billion (EUR 31 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

About Topcon Positioning Group
Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA ( Its European head office is in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands ( Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technologies, NORAC and 2LS. Topcon Corporation (, founded in 1932, is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (7732). 

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