Caterpillar and Trimble are extending their collaboration in the mining segment. The move will combine Caterpillar’s in-pit operational execution system, Cat MineStar, with Trimble’s portfolio of technology-enabled mining information solutions. This will include product integration and development, marketing, distribution, and support of Trimble Connected Mine solutions.
Beginning in early 2017, Caterpillar Global Mining is anticipated to become the primary sales, marketing, distribution, and support channel for Trimble’s Connected Mine platform. In addition, Cat MineStar and Trimble’s Connected Mine platform will be integrated and collaboratively developed.
“Caterpillar and Trimble have enjoyed a very successful relationship for decades and we are pleased to be working more closely to better leverage the products and capabilities in both companies for our mining customers,” said Tom Bluth, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Surface Mining & Technology Division. “Whether it’s the mining pit supervisor or a corporate operational analytics teams, Caterpillar Global Mining continues to go beyond the iron by providing the technologies and expertise to help customers improve productivity and lower their cost per ton.”
“This collaboration demonstrates our mutual commitment to provide mine professionals with complete visibility from the mine to the mill,” said Bryn Fosburgh, vice president at Trimble. “As a result, mine operations can leverage accurate production, fleet and spatial data to optimize their workflow and control costs.”