According to a company statement, combining both companies’ technology groups into one aims to facilitate continued innovation for automation, collision avoidance, and work zone protection within ports and intermodal terminals.
Yardeye’s RFID and GNSS-based equipment, personnel Real Time Locating System (RTLS), and Collision Avoidance System (CAS) will fit into Mi-Jack’s Mi-Star technology platform – which provides differential GPS automated steering, GPS inventory management to virtualised operations view, and centralised fleet management.
“We see Yardeye as a key component of integrating into an agnostic crane manufacturing base for the purposes of automation and work zone protection,” said Simon Fiera, VP of Technology at Mi-Jack.
“We look forward to the innovations and efficiencies that will come from combining the skillsets and experiences of both the European and North American technology teams.”
The move follows Mi-Jack’s intent to bring its support and service to Yardeye customers in North America and provide its signature technology solutions to ports and terminals across Europe.
“The know-how of both companies will generate more advanced capabilities and synergies,” added Stephan Trauth, Managing Director of Yardeye.
“Together, we will provide an automation portfolio that sets new standards in the rail container industry. The network from Mi-Jack in the North American market and especially their competence will add more value and innovative ideas for our customers.”