Trimble has announced that a SITECH Technology Dealer has been established for Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo. Based in Dakar, Senegal, SITECH Western Africa joins the network of SITECH dealerships, a global distribution network offering a comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor, according to the company.

SITECH Technology Dealers represent Trimble and Caterpillar machine control systems for the contractor's entire fleet of heavy equipment regardless of machine brand, along with Trimble's portfolio of Connected Site solutions — site positioning systems, construction asset management services, software and powerful wireless, and Internet-based site communications infrastructure, according to Trimble.

The construction personnel at each SITECH Technology Dealership can advise contractors on the appropriate construction technology solutions to utilize, and can provide high-quality local customer service, personalized training and technical support. As authorized dealers for Trimble site-wide solutions and Caterpillar's machine control systems, the SITECH Technology Dealers understand how to apply innovative construction technology to help solve a variety of contractors' construction challenges. Leveraging technology, contractors can gain greater insight into their operations, enabling them to lower operating costs and improve accuracy, safety and productivity, according to the company.

Trimble is establishing a SITECH Technology Dealer network in the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions. SITECH Western Africa will serve heavy civil construction contractors involved in a range of earthmoving applications such as the construction of roads, highways, railways, and airports as well as site prep for large commercial, industrial and residential projects, according to the company.