After years of collaborating together, Topcon has decided to take a more serious step in its relationship with Digi-Star by acquiring this supplier of electronic equipment, precision sensors, software and other precision agriculture equipment.
“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 of Topcon.
Digi-Star brings a unique balance of expertise in the livestock and grain equipment markets, O’Connor says. Mac Moore, president and CEO of Digi-Star, says both companies have synergistic skill sets with electronics, sensors and integration of user interfaces for the agriculture industry.
“Both companies will benefit from the expanded product lines and solutions that progressive customers depend upon for maximum efficiency,” he says.
Topcon employees more than 2,000 worldwide and is headquartered in California. Digi-Star, headquartered in Wisconsin, employs more than 220 in three locations, with about half of its staff located in the U.S and Europe. Its operations will continue in Fort Atkinson, Wis.