Trimble acquires Load Systems International
By Laura Hatton26 August 2014
Technology supplier Trimble has acquired Load Systems International (LSI), a manufacturer of crane and operator equipment and accessories.
LSI is headquartered in Quebec City, Canada. It produces safety systems, for example, load management systems and crane collision avoidance technology suitable for a range of applications, including ports, terminals, mining, and the onshore and offshore sector.
Bryn Fosburgh, vice president responsible for Trimble’s construction technology divisions said, “Crane safety is a major concern in any construction material handling project, with major impacts to safety, costs, liability, insurance and timely completion. Trimble’s commitment to transform construction processes and facilitate more effective projects doesn’t end at ground level. The combination of LSI’s solutions with Trimble’s geospatial, location, analytics, modelling and visualisation tools provides opportunities to integrate crane safety more closely into construction project planning and execution.”
David Smith, LSI president and CEO, said, “Cranes represent substantial investments in any construction or maintenance project, with significant risk for owners and renters. Our focus has always been to deliver solutions that raise the technology bar and enhance site safety, while making it easier for customers to optimise the use and management of their cranes. We look forward to continuing that work at Trimble, while developing still more innovative products by leveraging Trimble’s advanced technologies and global reach.”