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Datatag ID Limited, the power behind the official CESAR scheme, proves its worth in Europe again, but this time by aiding the recovery of a stolen Caterpillar Wheeled Loader in Italy.

The Cat 930k with an estimated value of 140,000 Euro's was stolen from the Caterpillar dealer in Italy. When the Italian police intercepted the Wheeled Loader, thanks to a tip-off, it was loaded on a truck ready to leave Italy with transport documents and a false invoice.

Despite the machine being stripped of its original manufacturer’s identity plates by the thieves, there was nothing that they could do to find or remove Cesar’s hidden technology that proved beyond doubt the identity of the machine.

Thanks to the intelligence work of the Italian Police, the Italian Datatag Distributor MLS and the CESAR scheme, five thieves were arrested.

The thieves are accused of international trafficking of stolen machinery. They will appear in court at a later date, but they could face 6 to 10 years in prison.

The CESAR scheme is already the number one anti-theft system for construction and agricultural machinery in the UK, protecting over 200,000 items of equipment. CESAR was launched in 2007 with the support of police and governing officials and soon all major insurers got behind the initiative by offering substantial discounts of up to 25 per cent for all CESAR marked equipment.

Date Created: 30/04/2015

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