Takeuchi Join The CESAR Club

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Takeuchi, a leading manufacturer of mini excavators and tracked loaders, is set to become the latest in a distinguished list of manufacturers to fit the Datatag system and register their machines with the CESAR scheme. This will start September 1st. The official Construction Equipment Security and Registration scheme (CESAR) recently passed a significant milestone when the 15,000th machine was registered on the database. CESAR acts as a powerful deterrent against plant theft and aids identification and recovery in the event of theft. The police can access registration information, at any time of the day or night, to check on a registered machines ownership.
All Takeuchi machines are manufactured in Japan to ensure precision engineering and reliability. Takeuchi Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, the UK arm of the Japanese parent, will fit the Datatag system including two tamper proof registration plates with a unique identity at the company’s two operating sites in Rochdale and Thatcham.
Takeuchi technicians have already been trained and approved by Datatag ID Limited a firm requirement of the Home Office supported scheme. CESAR registered machines have a number of transponders hidden in them and components are randomly marked with ‘liquid DNA’ and ‘Datadots’ that also contain unique identification numbers.
Kevin Howells, Director of Datatag ID, and an expert on plant theft prevention and recovery is used to welcoming new members to the ‘CESAR club’…… “I’m clearly pleased to welcome Takeuchi into the fold that includes Doosan, Merlo, JCB, Manitou, and Bomag. I’m constantly encouraged by the attitude and support of the leading equipment manufacturers who fit CESAR registration plates and Datatag security systems as standard on the machines they supply into the UK and of machine owners like A-Plant and Clancy Docwra who insist on CESAR registration. Site security and plant theft is a real issue for the industry as a whole and adopting CESAR registration is an essential step for any well run business in the construction industry”.
A number of local authorities including Birmingham City Council, Solihull, Edinburgh City Council and East and West Lothian have made adopting CESAR a requirement of their tender documents and more local authorities and utilities are set to follow.

Date Created: 10/09/2008

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