TOPCON FORMS GLOBAL GROUP

Topcon Positioning Group has formed the Topcon Agriculture Group, a new global organization that incorporates its precision-agriculture business with recently acquired companies. The new group is headquartered in Turin, Italy. The regional North American headquarters is in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, and the regional Asia-Pacific headquarters is in Adelaide, Australia.

“With our recent acquisitions of Wachendorff Elektronik, Digi-Star, RDS Technology and NORAC, we now have the most extensive offering of field- and farm-management solutions in our industry,” said Ray O’Connor, president and CEO of Topcon Positioning Group. “We will continue a strong focus on traditional field applications, but we now also have the sensors and software to provide comprehensive planning, process control, workflow monitoring and extensive reporting.”

Wachendorff Elektronik, which designs and manufactures in-cab displays for off-highway equipment, is located in Geisenheim, Germany. It will become the primary manufacturing location for the agriculture group.