USA: Trimble has acquired automated lineside inspection system manufacturer Beena Vision for an undisclosed price, the company announced on February 8.
Founded in 2003, Beena Vision supplies machine vision and other non-contact detectors which can be used for the detailed and automated condition monitoring of components on passing trains, providing real-time alerts and reports.
'Many of the largest train operating companies in the UK and Europe rely on Trimble's solutions for rolling stock asset management', said Tomas Larsson, General Manager of Trimble's Railway Solutions business. 'Adding Beena Vision's automatic wayside inspection systems makes us even more relevant to an expanding customer base. Beena Vision's strong North American and Australian presence, in conjunction with Trimble's UK and Europe presence, provides the ability to access new customers. In addition, Beena Vision's freight segment focus combined with Trimble's passenger rail focus creates significant synergy potential.'