Trimble Acquires HHK Datentechnik GmbH in Germany to Localize Software Applications for the European Survey and Data Collection Markets
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Trimble Navigation Limited
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Sunnyvale, CA, 94085-3913
Press release date: January 22, 2008
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22 -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has acquired privately-held HHK Datentechnik GmbH of Braunschweig, Germany, a provider of customized office and field software solutions for the cadastral survey market in Germany. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The addition of HHK software resources and expertise enables Trimble to further address local application requirements and provide customized survey solutions across Germany and in Europe.
"The acquisition of HHK continues to reinforce our goal of providing complete survey solutions and our commitment to meet the unique needs of the European market. HHK's strength lies in its ability to customize German survey software applications and provide users with intuitive work processes for optimal efficiency and productivity in the field and office," said Jurgen Kliem, general manager of Trimble's Survey Division. "Over the last several years we have seen significant growth in Europe for our survey solutions and this acquisition, coupled with our other strategic initiatives, contributes to our efforts to maintain our growth trajectory."
"As engineers we are fascinated by Trimble's modern technologies," said Mr. Bernd Hartwig, president of HHK Datentechnik. "Using the best technology and having a strong partner is the best foundation to serve the changing local and global markets for the future. The globalization process will not stop, so joining a worldwide operating company is ideal to make us even stronger than before which will benefit all our existing customers."
HHK's management and staff will join Trimble's Survey Division as part of the Engineering and Construction segment.
About HHK Datentechnik Founded in 1984, HHK Datentechnik GmbH of Braunschweig, Germany, develops and markets specialized office management, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Geographic Information System (GIS) software solutions for municipal and cadastral offices as well as utility suppliers and engineering organizations. With offices in Braunschweig, Berlin, Bergheim and Munich, HHK provides industry expertise in meeting state-specific cadastral requirements for administration, planning and design, area-oriented data collection and data documentation to operate within German states.
For more information, visit: http://www.hhk.de/
About Trimble's Engineering and Construction Business Trimble, a world leader in GPS, construction lasers, robotic total stations and machine control solutions, is creating a broad range of innovative solutions that changes the way construction work is done. The engineering and construction business of Trimble is focusing on the development of technology and solutions in the core areas of surveying, construction and infrastructure. From concept to completion, Trimble's integrated systems streamline jobs and improve productivity.
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 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has a worldwide presence with more than 3,600 employees in over 18 countries.
For more information, visit Trimble's Web site at http://www.trimble.com/.
CONTACT: Lea Ann McNabb of Trimble, +1-408-481-7808, email@example.com
Web site: http://www.trimble.com/ http://www.hhk.de/