Concrete Products

JUN 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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Page 34 of 61 June 2018 • 31 BRIEFS MANUFACTURERS oversaw construction of a new manufacturing facility, expansion into several new world markets, and development of the Com- mander control system. Trimble recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire con- struction management software specialist Viewpoint for $1.2 billion in cash. Complementary to the e-Builder business, another recent acquisition, Viewpoint will extend Trimble's ability to support more complete and integrated project, jobsite and business workflows across the construction lifecycle. Viewpoint software integrates a user's financial and resource management to project operations and to jobsite and field. Inte- gration across office, team and field enables contractors to employ Viewpoint to effectively manage and have visibility to data and workflows from pre-production planning; to product operations and supply chain management; then to project hand over and asset operation. By blending office and field data workflows across a project, Trimble notes, customers are able to achieve significantly improved collaboration, efficiency and decision making, while lowering costs. "Viewpoint, in combination with the recent e-Builder acqui- sition, confirms [our] leadership in the accelerating digital transformation of the construction industry," says Trimble CEO Steven Berglund. "The acquisitions are strategically significant and position us to play a central role in providing comprehensive enterprise and project solutions." "The construction industry is embarking on a major digital transformation, and together with Trimble we will further acceler- ate technology innovation and adoption to deliver even more value to our customers," adds Viewpoint CEO Manolis Kotzabasakis. "This partnership is a perfect fit, as Trimble and Viewpoint share a common vision helping construction companies integrate operations across the office, team and field, improving project profitability, enhancing productivity, and effectively collaborating across the construction ecosystem." "Software demand continues to surge across all industry verticals, and Viewpoint has accelerated technology adoption in construction through the development and launch of a suite of new cloud and mobile applications," affirms Darren Abrahamson, a managing direc- tor at Bain Capital Private Equity, from whom Trimble is acquiring Viewpoint. Cargotec Corp. has signed an agreement with JCE Invest AB to establish a joint venture, Bruks Siwertell Group, specializing in in dry bulk handling. The JV will own Siwertell AB (previously part of Kalmar Business Area within Cargotec) and Bruks Holding AB (previously part of JCE Group). Both companies are world-leading suppliers of bulk materials handling solutions. JCE Invest will own a 52 percent stake, Cargotec the remainder. Siwertell is a world-leading supplier of ship unloaders, road-mobile unloaders, port-mobile unloaders, ship loaders, mechanical and pneumatic conveying systems, and bulk terminal solutions. Most equipment is customized according to individual bulk operating requirements. Make More Money with Your Concrete Partner with Rosetta Hardscapes to break out of the realm of concrete commodities and into the high-margin, wetcast world. As a national brand that has developed in-demand products and streamlined production, we'll help you remain relevant in the changing concrete industry. • Enhance Your Product Mix • Impress Your Customers • Grow Your Business Get your guide to start making more money at

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