Wireless Applications

Trimble to Deliver Fleet Management in Europe

October 16, 2007

Company to launch its wireless, GPS-based fleet management products for the European commercial vehicle market.


IPSWICH, UK--(Marketwire -) - Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) has announced the launch of its wireless fleet productivity solutions for the European commercial vehicle market. Trimble, headquartered in California with more than 10 locations throughout Europe including sales offices in Ipswich, Paris, Raunheim and Stockholm, provides global positioning system (GPS) based fleet management products for a variety of industries including transportation, distribution, field service, ready mix concrete, aggregate hauling, telecommunications, cable, utilities, facilities management, public works and construction.

Trimble will begin offering the affordably-priced TrimWeb and GeoManager fleet management solutions in Europe. These easy-to-use, on-demand GPS solutions are designed to help European fleet operators and field service providers reduce fuel and other operating costs while increasing mobile worker productivity and customer service. The solutions use innovative monitoring, mapping and reporting tools as well as wireless communications, messaging and automated workflow.

"This announcement marks an exciting initiative to offer competitively-priced fleet productivity solutions in Europe," said Andrew Yeoman, vice president and general manager of the EMEA region. "With Trimble's strength in positioning technology and resources, European businesses can be confident they are getting complete solutions to increase fleet and mobile workforce productivity—at reasonable prices—from a global company with a long track record of innovation and success."

Trimble GPS fleet productivity applications are designed to provide companies a real-time view of their vehicle locations through maps and flexible reports to use for monitoring and improving a fleet's efficiency. Pricing starts from just 71 pence per day for service, hardware, warranty and installation.

In addition to GPS-based fleet management products, Trimble also offers complete solutions for field service management consisting of intelligent software for appointing, scheduling and dispatching, routing and demand/capacity planning. Rounding out the Trimble family of comprehensive solutions for mobile resource management are products for field asset management incorporating vehicle diagnostic/prognostic and sensor technologies for driver safety, inventory management and optimized vehicle performance and maintenance.

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 utilising positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilised to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,400 employees in over 18 countries.

For an interactive look at company news and products, visit Trimble's Web site.


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