California Tomato Machinery (CTM) is the world’s #1 manufacturer of tomato harvesting tools and equipment. It’s top customers were requesting a solution that would help them lower their total cost of ownership of machinery and assure maximum asset uptime.
Autodesk® Fusion Connect-certified solution integrators helped CTM select the right telematics devices and cellular networks for gathering GPS, CANBus J1939 and equipment operation data from remote, distributed locations. The solution integrator, in concert with CTM, used Fusion Connect’s no-coding toolset to rapidly create a solution that monitors engine performance, equipment productivity and operator compliance in real-time. The analytic features in Fusion Connect have established a base operating profile for tomato harvesters and the customer is now implementing predictive analysis for the diesel engines. Additionally, the system records the variety of tomatoes picked to establish agricultural benchmarks and KPIs for future years.
CTM customers have been delighted with the solution and have increased orders and overall business levels with the company. CTM has achieved further domination of it’s market niche with this higher level of customer intimacy.