Command Alkon to Invest an Additional $20M to Further Accelerate Its Cloud Native Applications for Aggregate and Asphalt Customers

SOURCE: Command Alkon | March 28, 2024

Encouraged by the resounding success of its initial 100 Ready Mix Cloud Dispatch customers, Command Alkon, the leading global software and solutions provider for the heavy building materials industry, commits an additional $20M investment in 2024 and 2025 to its Command Cloud suite of modern, cloud-native products for the Ready Mix, Aggregates, and Asphalt markets. This investment accelerates the rollout of advanced features for Ready Mix cloud customers, and the completion of the development of the company’s Aggregates and Asphalt Cloud software offerings, including Dispatch and Scale Ticketing.

Command Alkon’s Aggregates and Asphalt Cloud solutions will be available in early 2025 for implementation and represent a significant step towards modernizing the industry. These products will cover all essential functionality and seamlessly integrate with existing and future plant automation equipment, offering unparalleled efficiency and integration advantages for vertically integrated businesses.

“Our aim is to simplify and unlock the advantages of a single platform for companies who produce and sell more than one material,” says Martin Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer at Command Alkon. “All Command Cloud products are API-first, reflecting our commitment to interfacing with third party systems and ensuring customer flexibility. We are dedicated to supporting our customers’ transformation journey, whether they utilize our full suite, or integrate with other industry tools.”

This decision represents a major milestone in Command Alkon’s commitment to transforming the way that the Aggregates and Asphalt markets do business through streamlined workflows and seamless connectivity across their technologies and applications. The investment enables the company to accelerate the replication of value and benefits that the Ready Mix market has realized through next-generation cloud capabilities and underscores the company’s dedication to staying at the forefront of innovation, enabling customers to thrive in the digital era.

“Scalability, flexibility, and real-time data insights have become essential in today’s fast-paced business landscape,” said Ranjeev Teelock, Chief Product Officer at Command Alkon. “By investing in a modern, cloud-based approach in developing our products, our customers in the Ready Mix market are already seeing significant value from dynamic dashboards, APIs, powerful machine learning algorithms, and cutting-edge AI capabilities. We are thrilled to extend these benefits to our customers in the Aggregates and Asphalt markets, delivering cloud solutions that provide instant access to timely information and analytics to make data-driven decisions, optimize resource allocation, and improve overall efficiency.”

“With this investment, we are well-positioned to lead the heavy building materials industry in delivering a full suite of cloud technologies that optimize and streamline processes and drive growth,” said Jeff Newlin, Chief Revenue Officer at Command Alkon. “Our commitment to empowering our customers with the most advanced tools in the industry remains unwavering, and we are excited to embark on this next phase of our cloud transformation strategy.”

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Command Alkon is the leading provider of technology solutions for the heavy work industry. Our products deliver automation, supply chain integration, and digital collaboration across the heavy construction community of ready mix producers, bulk materials suppliers, haulers, contractors, and project owners.

CONNEX, a technology platform for the construction industry, enables trading partners across the heavy materials supply chain to automate operations, capture real-time visibility into orders and deliveries, and share knowledge to promote certainty of outcomes for all stakeholders. Command Alkon is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama and has offices in locations around the globe.