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Caterpillar, Trimble expand solutions agreement


January 3, 2014
By Rock to Road

January 3, 2014, Peoria, Ill. and Sunnyvale, Calif. – Caterpillar
Inc. and Trimble announced new agreements that will bring complete,
technology-enabled construction jobsite solutions to the market.

January 3, 2014, Peoria, Ill. and Sunnyvale, Calif. – Caterpillar
Inc. and Trimble announced new agreements that will bring complete,
technology-enabled construction jobsite solutions to the market.

Building on a partnership that spans nearly 20 years, the
new agreements enhance both companies’ efforts to better serve global customers
from project design through completion, with critical technologies and services
focused on fleet management and site productivity across a contractor’s entire
equipment fleet, regardless of brand.

“Caterpillar has worked with Trimble since 1996 to optimize
site productivity through a revolutionary suite of grade control solutions,
differentiated by industry-leading machine integration straight out of our
manufacturing plants, mixed fleets’ aftermarket systems and through our
world-class distribution network,” said Hans Haefeli, Caterpillar vice
president with responsibility for the Advanced Components and Systems Division.

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Since 2008, Caterpillar and Trimble have expanded their
collaboration to bring both fleet management and site productivity solutions to
the customer’s office and jobsite through the VisionLink® suite of
applications. With the new agreements, the companies are further investing in
their combined commitment to develop these products, expand the range of
productivity applications and services, and bring a comprehensive unified fleet
solution to the contractor. For Caterpillar, the strategic partnership with
Trimble provides a site level, unified fleet focus to the Cat® Connect
portfolio of products and services. Cat Connect leverages connectivity to more
than 250,000 Cat machines globally. These machines can be monitored by
customers to improve their fuel consumption, maintenance, productivity and
overall fleet availability.

Both companies look forward to building upon their
successful agreements.