Hitachi and ABAX sign telematics deal
By Leila Steed15 April 2019
Technology company Abax has signed a deal to deliver telematic solutions to Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME).
In a statement Abax said that its software platform will be incorporated into several HCME machinery lines, including the Zaxis-6 line of mini excavators. The software allows the machines to communicate with Hitachi’s remote monitoring system, Global e-Service.
HCME’s Global e-Service gives owners access to operational data on their machines, which is said to help increase productivity, enhance efficiency, maximise availability and reduce running costs.
Tom van Wijlandt, manager of business development at HCME, said, “Now the full range of Hitachi excavators is available with our unique remote monitoring system. As long as it has a Hitachi serial number, then it can be found on Global e-Service.”
Abax CEO Morten Strand said, “Our market-leading platform enables us to offer new opportunities and create mutual benefits for Hitachi, its dealers and customers.” He added, “Hitachi is one of the market leaders in the construction equipment industry, and we are looking forward to a long-term partnership that will bring new developments and great opportunities going forward.”
The software is available for all current Hitachi mini and compact machinery, and can also be retrofitted to previous generation models by the authorised Hitachi European dealer network.