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Trimble plots route to European growth in Mobile Resource Management with acquisition of Punch Telematix

Trimble today announced that following its acquisition of Punch Telematix it plans to rebrand the company as Trimble Transport and Logistics beginning on 1st October. Andrew Yeoman, Managing Director of Trimble MRM in Europe, confirmed the announcement at the IAA Commercial Vehicles event in Hanover and said, "Europe is a key growth area for Trimble as we look to expand our range of solutions in the region."

"Trimble Transport and Logistics' focus on transportation management expands Trimble MRM's portfolio of products and we are excited about collectively taking these unique solutions to the wider market."

The newly branded company, which has built an extensive customer base across continental Europe will continue to develop and invest in its market-leading CarCube and complementary back-office solutions and will be launching innovative new features at the IAA.

"Transforming the world's work is our aim and this acquisition strengthens that vision. The combination of both companies' portfolios presents an unrivalled offering to businesses across Europe with a fleet of any size and mix of vehicles," concluded Yeoman.

About Trimble's MRM

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's technology enables companies operating fleets to monitor driver behaviour, reduce carbon emissions and arrange deliveries in the most cost-effective and efficient way. 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.

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, California.