In a huge expansion of their precision agriculture presence, Topcon has scooped up Digi-Star, a leading ag company related to weight sensors and control systems for equipment manufacturers.
Digi-Star supplies electronics, sensors, displays, position verification, and software for data analysis and measurement – for use in both the livestock and grain markets.
“After several years of working on development projects together, we are delighted with this acquisition. Digi-Star and Topcon Precision Agriculture are a perfect fit, bringing complementary technologies and distribution channels to our rapidly growing precision agricultural division,” says Ray O’Connor, president and CEO, Topcon.
Digi-Star employs over 220 employees in three locations, with roughly half located in the U.S. or Europe. Digi-Star operations will continue to be based in Fort Atkinson, Wisc.
“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,” says Mac Moore, president and CEO, Digi-Star. “Both companies will benefit from the expanded product lines and solutions that progressive customers depend upon for maximum profitability.”