McNeilus, Command Alkon Partnership Helps Set New Technology Standard
Industry leaders to expand on success of new McNeilus FLEX Controls with an exclusive technology initiative that combines system integrations with advanced functionality
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (March 9, 2017) – Two major industry leaders are launching a partnership involving an exclusive technology initiative that offers unmatched functionality to further integrate mixer controls and fleet management software in North America. McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, and Command Alkon announced the partnership today at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
McNeilus’ exclusive, patent-pending FLEX Controls system and Command Alkon’s premier TrackIt fleet management system together provide an integrated in-cab telematics solution, now on display at booth #S60309 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This partnership between the two companies showcases an unparalleled commitment to technology that can help customers get their jobs done more effectively.
“We are excited to be partnering with Command Alkon to deliver a cutting-edge technology solution with exclusive functionality. We’re providing a fully integrated package for the ready mix concrete industry,” said Bryan Datema, platform lead for concrete mixers, McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. “Their innovative fleet management product is the perfect choice to integrate with our FLEX Controls, and helps move the industry forward. It’s all part of our continued focus on technology and innovation to create value and help customers streamline their operations.”
Trackit is a comprehensive scalable telematics and fleet management system custom-built for the unique needs of the ready-mix concrete industry. “Integrating Trackit into McNeilus FLEX Controls further enables our customers to cost-effectively manage trucks, drivers and deliveries with efficiency and safety,” said Larry Curtis, general manager of FiveCubits, a Command Alkon Company.
The integration will connect TrackIt directly to the FLEX Controls system and body, providing a more streamlined user experience and reducing clutter in the cab, directly out of the factory.
TrackIt will be available with McNeilus FLEX Controls and the Android-based FLEX display tablet, which comes standard on McNeilus mixers. The integrated solution enables one in-cab display instead of multiple, the system allows safer driver operation and reduced hardware costs. Engine diagnostic information can also be broadcast through the TrackIt platform.
“McNeilus and Command Alkon are working together to solve industry issues by reducing the number of screens in the cab, as well as eliminating the need for secondary installation of the fleet management system,” said Chris Wurtz, mixer product manager, McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. “This collaboration is the first of many milestones to come, and represents the first step in a technology revolution that will fundamentally change how our customers utilize their equipment.”
McNeilus and Command Alkon are collaborating on additional enhancements that are scheduled to be released to the industry within the next year, in an ongoing effort to develop more intelligent trucks.
“The Trackit integration with McNeilus FLEX Controls is just the first step in a partnership to leverage the commitment of both companies to the ready-mix concrete industry, and to drive new efficiencies and reduce complexity for our joint customers,” said Emily Branum, vice president of strategic planning for Command Alkon.
To learn more about McNeilus innovations, stop by booth #S60309 in the South Hall or visit https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com/mixers.
To learn more about Command Alkon and Trackit, stop by booths #S61829 and #S61733 or visit www.commandalkon.com.
®, TM Command Alkon and Trackit are trademarks of Command Alkon Incorporated. All other brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry leading concrete mixer manufacturer. The McNeilus mixer has long been the industry standard when it comes to transporting concrete to the job site. Through its compressed natural gas (CNG) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. McNeilus, along with sister companies CON-E-CO, London and IMT, provide the industry with the finest concrete mixers, batch plants, and service trucks to enhance your operation. For more information, go to www.mcneiluscompanies.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation, and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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About Command Alkon
Command Alkon has been a long-term, financially stable global provider of technology and innovation to the construction materials industry for over 40 years. The leading provider of ready mix concrete batch, dispatch, telematics, quality control and mobile computing, Command Alkon provides an evolving comprehensive suite of integrated products to address all areas of a ready mix concrete producer’s business. The Company leverages the real-time data generated in the batch and dispatch systems to drive value back to the customer in new technology-leading integrated solutions to facilitate and improve operations for ready mix concrete producers, including a suite of mobile products, fleet and material management, and business intelligence tools. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Command Alkon is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama with offices in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Australia, India, Brazil, Columbia, Canada, Malaysia, and North America.
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