Leica Geosystems today announced that the company will enter into a Research and Development (R&D) agreement with YTO, a leading agricultural machinery and construction machinery manufacturer in China.
The agreement includes plans to develop integrated precision auto-steering solutions for new model YTO tractors which will be used in Chinese and export markets. In conjunction with the signing of the agreement, Chinese language support has been released for the user interface of the Leica mojo3D guidance display to meet local market demand.
"We are pleased to enter into this R&D agreement with YTO, as they are the leading agricultural machinery manufacturer in China and operate in markets around the world,” says Glenn Clark, Business Manager Asia Pacific of Leica Geosystems Agriculture. "As the use of precision guidance technology continues to expand in China, we believe that this partnership will give both parties an advantage in this dynamic market."
“As GPS aided guiding and steering systems are recognized in China, YTO has closely followed the market demand to take action,” said leading engineers of YTO. "It is very important to embed state-of-art technology of industry leaders such as, Leica Geosystems to improve our product competency and performance.”