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Trimble to expand its MRM solutions with Punch Telematix

Companies to Discuss Vision at IAA in Germany

Following Trimble's acquisition of Punch Telematix, the company is now looking to grow its European business by offering a full solution set to both light commercial vehicle (LCV) and heavy goods vehicle (HGV) market across Europe.

Trimble will be attending the IAA - the largest transportation event in Germany for the first time to meet customers, explain the acquisition in more detail and present the companies' vision for the future.

Andrew Yeoman, Managing Director of Trimble's Mobile Resource Management Division in Europe commented, "With Punch Telmatix's focus on transportation management solutions, the acquisition expands Trimble's MRM portfolio of products and services and fits well with our strategy of offering a complete range of solutions for a variety of commercial vehicles-from passenger car and service van fleets to light, heavy and semi trucks."

"The market for Punch Telematix solutions are expected to grow, given that Trimble has a global presence as a leading provider of positioning solutions and applications for mobile resource management," says Michel Van Maercke, CEO of Punch Telematix. "The acquisition offers good prospects for the future of the business as our solutions are highly complementary."

Trimble MRM will be at the Punch Telematix stand at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Event in Hanover, Germany 23-30 September and hosting a joint press conference with Punch Telematix on 22 September at 9.30 am. Hall 24, stand E02

For more information about Trimble, the IAA Commercial Vehicles Event or for an interview with Andrew Yeoman, please contact Neil Churchill at Results PR:   +44 207 953 7449 

About Trimble's MRM Division

Trimble's Mobile Resource Management (MRM) Division is a leading, global provider of end-to-end solutions designed to help businesses optimise fleet performance and the service delivery process by automating the management of their mobile workers, their mobile workers' work and their mobile workers' assets in the field.

Trimble MRM solutions can help fleet operators and field service providers reduce operating costs while increasing mobile worker productivity and customer service. Trimble MRM solutions leverage state-of-the-art technologies, including next-generation high-speed wireless communications, GPS, hosted and licensed software applications, transaction processing and the Internet. Capable of integrating with most back-office software applications for enterprise-wide functionality, Trimble MRM benefits companies across numerous business processes.

Trimble was shortlisted for the 2010 Fleet News ‘Innovation in Technology' Award and is a finalist for the Orange Innovation Award at this year's National Business Awards 2010.

Trimble Dimensions takes place November 8-10, 2010, at The Mirage, Las Vegas. Trimble Dimensions 2010 is a gathering place for the growing community of advanced positioning technology users. Professionals wishing to stay on top of the most current information regarding advanced positioning solutions should attend Trimble Dimensions 2010.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location - including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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About Punch Telematix

Punch Telematix develops and markets transport management solutions for large and small firms in the truck & transport sector. These innovative and user-friendly total solutions consist of on-board computers, wireless communication services and web-based back-office applications. Thanks to their open standards and modular, scaleable architecture, they are simple to integrate, and can grow with the changing needs of your business.

Within a short period, Punch Telematix has established a sound reputation as an IT reference in Western Europe. The head office and R&D department are based in Belgium, and sales and service are supported by offices in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Spain as well as value-added resellers.

Since November 2006, Punch Telematix has been on the Eurolist by Euronext Brussels (PTX). Since July 2010 the main shareholder is Trimble Navigation Ltd.