We were called by a plant hire company advising a 2016 model Kubota U20 excavator worth over £20,000 had been stolen from a workside north of Telford over the weekend. We remotely triggered the battery powered Automatrics tracking unit into alarm to soon report a GPS location in a rural location 14 miles from the theft site.


Automatrics deployed a radio signal finder to support West Mercia police find the machine parked alongside a yellow roller and other machines from another hire firm in a field. Police are continuing with their enquires.


The criminals had defeated the manufacturer supplied “all singing n all dancing” key immobilising entry system. So good job it was fitted with the covert Automatrics theft recovery system. Cracking !