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HP SitePrint Launches in Australia to Boost Construction Industry Productivity

HP Australia 4 mins read

SYDNEY, Australia, May 1, 2024 – Today HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) announced the availability of HP SitePrint in Australia, following a successful general availability in five regions with a proven track record across North America and Europe. HP SitePrint is a robotic solution that prints the most complex construction site layouts with pinpoint accuracy, empowering construction pros with up to ten times the productivity of traditional chalk-line layout.2

HP SitePrint has been used by General Contractors, Trade Contractors and Geospatial Service Providers on over a hundred projects, across five regions – including North America, UK and Ireland, the DACH region, Benelux, Nordics and Iberia. Full case study videos exploring the use of HP SitePrint by Level 5 Drywall Inc. and Greenhatch Group can be viewed here.

“On our first day with the device we did a competition between SitePrint and a manual layout team of four people. The HP solution laid out seven or eight rooms in the time it took the manual team to do two or three!” recalls Gerardo Rivera, COO, L5 Drywall Inc. “Now we can free up resources to start laying out track much earlier, helping move the project forward faster. The accuracy also impressed us. Make a couple of errors during the layout phase and you end up ripping out walls later in the project – eating away at your margin. With HP SitePrint you can help eliminate mistakes and move weeks ahead in your schedule.”

A $121.4 billion industry in Australia, the construction sector has a sizeable impact on the local economy and is forecast to have solid growth from FY2026, with total building expanding to $130.4 billion.3 Globally, it is a $9.7 trillion-dollar industry, with the construction sector representing almost 10% percent of the world’s GDP, meaning its performance has a sizeable impact on the global economy.4 However, the industry faces challenges in productivity and human resourcing. While labour productivity in manufacturing has grown an average 3.6 percent a year over the past two decades, the construction sector has lagged with only a 1 percent increase over the same time period, according to McKinsey.5 Slow adoption of digital technologies compared to other sectors is seen as a key reason for sluggish productivity in construction.

Key Features to boost productivity and reach accurate layoutsThe HP SitePrint solution has several key hardware and services features, all designed to drive performance and improve workflow:

•Autonomous obstacle avoidance - sensors for obstacle detection to increase SitePrint’s autonomy when operating onsite, further allowing layout professionals to focus on other tasks while the robot is at work
•Comprehensive range of inks – a range of eight easily interchangeable inks designed for a variety of surfaces – including, tarmac, rough concrete, plywood, or formwork, amongst others – and different durability requirements from permanent to erasable to improve the versatility of the solution, including three colours (cyan, magenta, black), different compositions that work both on porous and water-proof surfaces, as well as the choice of either permanent or semi-permanent durability. Inks are now delivered via easy to swap in/out cartridges
•Robotic Total Stations to achieve precise layouts – As of February 1st, 2024, HP SitePrint is compatible with leading Robotic Total StationsRTSs in the industry; including the Leica TS16, Leica iCR80, Leica iCR70, Trimble RTS573, and the Topcon LN-150.

•Simple layout management with cloud-based tools:

oThe Robotic Total Station set-up process has been integrated into the tablet-operated SitePrint user interface, significantly reducing how long it takes to get a job started
oCloud functionalities allow users to manage the entire layout workflow from virtually anywhere, log support requests, and share CAD documents from design office to job site

“We’re thrilled to be making our innovative HP SitePrint solution available to customers in Australia and New Zealand,” said Jaume Homs, HP’s Global Head of Sales and Go to Market for SitePrint. “We’ve successfully demonstrated in North America and Europe the ability to radically improve productivity when it comes to the layout process. Now, customers from the ANZ region will also be able to test SitePrint’s efficiency. By digitising what has long been a manual and time-consuming task, SitePrint makes it faster and easier for construction professionals to bring an idea to life on-site, while also providing layout accuracy and reducing costs.”

HP SitePrint will be commercially available in Australia from May 1, 2024. Inquiries can be made via the new website, here.
About HP SitePrint.

HP SitePrint is an end-to-end, easy-to-use robotic solution designed to automate the site layout process, consisting of:
•A rugged and autonomous robotic device designed to operate in the conditions of the construction site. Light and compact, it is very transportable, including a hard case that fits all the solution components
•Cloud tools to submit and prepare jobs to be printed, manage the fleet and track usage
•An application for remote control and configuration that can be run on any Wi-Fi-enabled device
•A portfolio of inks for various surfaces, environmental conditions, and durability requirements
•SitePrint is compliant with safety, electromagnetic (EMC) and sustainability regulations6

The SitePrint is currently available in North America, UK and Ireland, the DACH region, Benelux, Nordics, Iberia, and now Australia and New Zealand.

Key Facts:

HP’s robotic solution accelerates complex construction site layouts, delivering up to 10x the productivity of traditional chalk-line layout1

News Highlights
•Global customers to date include Skanska, Greenhatch Group, HOAR Construction, Level 5 Drywall, PDC Incorporated and Ferrovial
•Autonomous obstacle avoidance, comprehensive range of inks, smarter workflows to enhance efficiency and layout accuracy
•Compatible with Robotic Total Stations from leading manufacturers for faster, more accurate measurements

About us:

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is a global technology leader and creator of solutions that enable people to bring their ideas to life and connect to the things that matter most. Operating in more than 170 countries, HP delivers a wide range of innovative and sustainable devices, services and subscriptions for personal computing, printing, 3D printing, hybrid work, gaming, and more. For more information, please visit:

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Emilija Landi, Edelman Australia on behalf of HP

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