Precision Agriculture: Topcon Positioning Group Acquires Digi-Star

Topcon Positioning Group announces the acquisition of Digi-Star, a company specialising in agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and control systems for feeding, planting, fertilizer, and harvest equipment manufacturers.

Based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, Digi-Star is a global supplier of electronic equipment, precision sensors, optical yield and feed management sensors, displays, position verification, and software used by farmers and other equipment operators to precisely measure and analyze valuable data from critical farming processes. Digi-Star has a unique balance of expertise in the livestock and grain equipment markets.

Mac Moore, president and CEO of Digi-Star, said, “Topcon and Digi-Star have numerous synergies with electronics, sensors, and integration of specific user interfaces for the agriculture and industrial markets that will complement each other’s customers. Both companies will benefit from the expanded product lines and solutions that progressive customers depend upon for maximum profitability.”

In 2012, Digi-Star purchased RDS Technology, a United Kingdom-based company, which possesses similar technology for agricultural and construction applications — adding engineering, development and manufacturing facilities in Europe.

Digi-Star currently employs more than 220 employees in its three locations, with approximately half located in the U.S. or Europe. Its operations will continue to be based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin to provide manufacturers, dealers, and end-users a high level of service, support, and product expertise.

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