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12 Apr 2019 14.21
  • Press release

Kobleco partners with Engcon at Bauma 2019

Kobelco Construction Machinery, one of the world's largest excavator manufacturers, is collaborating with Engcon and Leica Geosystems to showcase an automatic digging excavator with tiltrotator functionality at this year’s Bauma trade fair.

Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe B.V. (KCME), Engcon and Leica Geosystems have combined to produce Kobleco’s first tiltrotator-compatible excavator. The excavator utilises the latest 3D Machine Control (3DMC) technology from Leica Geosystems with market leading tiltrotator technology from Engcon.

The three manufacturers have worked in partnership to develop a system that can control the excavator’s boom movement, position, tilt and rotation angle of the bucket with a single lever. The flexibility of the system means that operators can choose to automatically use a combination of these movements to provide maximum control.

CEO of Engcon group, Krister Blomgren, said: “This innovative technology could not have been developed without strong creativity and co-operation between our companies and the overall process has been an exciting one. Our technology is getting more and more attention from operators as they realise its efficiency benefits and its great seeing it on display at a huge event like Bauma.

“Bauma is an important event for Engcon as it provides the perfect platform for us to bring our solutions directly to operators. It is always incredibly rewarding to meet operators that have used our products and exciting to showcase Engcon to operators that are yet to do so.”

Kobelco's automatic excavator and tiltrotator system is planned for release in Europe during the first quarter of 2020.

Bauma is the world's largest fair in the construction and civil engineering industry. Lasting for seven days, more than half a million visitors, over 3,000 exhibitors and nearly 1,500 journalists will be attending.

Kobelco Construction Machinery, Engcon and Leica Geosystems will be exhibiting at Bauma 2019. For more information on the automatic excavator and tiltrotator system, visit Engcon at outdoor mount no: FM.708 / 3, Kobelco in outdoor mount no: FN.1016 and Leica Geosystems in Hall A2 stand 137.


Sten Strömgren, engcon Group: +46 [0]70 529 96 32 or email

Kobelco: +44 165 268 00 60 or email

Leica Geosystems: +41 417 27 89 60 or email

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