Sources: Hilti USA, Plano, Texas; CP staff
Power tool giant Hilti has acquired the assets of Boston-based Concrete Sensors, a developer of devices and companion software expediting curing status measurement. The deal extends Hilti’s Internet of Things portfolio into new and important applications, and strengthens its leadership as a construction productivity solutions source.
Concrete Sensors’ slab- or structure-embedded wireless devices and mobile app equip producers, contractors and engineers to accurately measure and predict concrete temperature, relative humidity and compressive strength—saving time and labor over legacy maturity monitoring methods.
“This acquisition directly aligns with our strategic priorities to put a greater focus on IoT,” says Hilti North America CEO Martina McIsaac. “Beyond the strategic rationale and product offering, this is an ideal cultural fit. Hilti and the Concrete Sensors team share a customer-first approach, which is essential.”
“Hilti gives us limitless potential for growth,” adds Brendan Dowdall, who founded Concrete Sensors with Ryan Twomey Dowdall in 2015. “This integration offers significant value to our ever-growing customer base.”
Hilti officials view Concrete Sensors as an excellent addition to a growing technology suite. In recent years, the company has made major investments to digitize the construction industry and simplify engineer and contractor workflows with innovations including asset tracking (ONTrack); improved baseplate design methods (PROFIS Engineering); plus, solutions for taking BIM designs to the field (PLT 300) and providing traceable fastenings (TraceFast).