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CASE, Leica enter strategic partnership


April 1, 2014
By CASE

case-leicaApril 1, 2014, Racine, Wis. – CASE Construction Equipment
has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems to provide
machine control technologies – both factory installed and aftermarket –
throughout its line of construction equipment. The agreement also includes a
commitment to shared product development, and is part of a global alliance
between Leica Geosystems and CNH Industrial.   

case-leicaApril 1, 2014, Racine, Wis. – CASE Construction Equipment
has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems to provide
machine control technologies – both factory installed and aftermarket –
throughout its line of construction equipment. The agreement also includes a
commitment to shared product development, and is part of a global alliance
between Leica Geosystems and CNH Industrial.   

 

The agreement enables the full integration of Leica
Geosystems solutions and other machine control opportunities from the factory
on CASE equipment, and customers receive greater access and support to these
technologies through the CASE dealer network. CASE equipment will retain the
ability to work with all major machine control providers through factory
options.

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“It was important for us to help make machine control
technology more accessible and practical for the end user, and this agreement
will make it easier for contractors to deploy it through their CASE dealer,”
says Jim Hasler, vice president, CASE Construction Equipment, NAFTA. “Thanks to
this partnership with Leica Geosystems, we can look at our equipment from step
one and determine the best ways to integrate machine control and other
technologies into each machine. By doing this early in the development process,
and working directly with the Leica Geosystems engineering team, we’ll be able
to provide grading and earthmoving contractors with entirely new levels of
productivity and efficiency.”

 

“We are delighted to have been selected by CASE Construction
Equipment for this opportunity,” said Ken Mooyman, president, Leica Geosystems,
NAFTA. “Our partnership enables CASE to provide Leica Geosystems solutions
direct from the factory and gives their customers broad access to 1, 2 and 3D
Machine Control systems and support through the CASE dealer network. Together
we have a great opportunity to dramatically improve the working lives of
construction equipment users everywhere. Additionally it allows both parties
greater early involvement in the development process facilitating equipment
integration with machine control technologies.”