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February 20, 2013

Trimble acquires to augment survey, cadastral offerings

Penmap.com is second buy of 2013

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013—Trimble announced this week that it has acquired a suite of software solutions from Penmap.com Ltd. of Bradford, UK, including office and field data collection software specifically designed for the cadastral and surveying markets. The company said the software suite “enables Trimble to further address local application requirements and customer needs by providing complete customized surveying software solutions for the cadastral market.”

Terms of the deal were not released.

The software solutions bring new functionality to the field and streamlines land administrators’ workflow.

“Penmap.com has built a very close and successful relationship as a customer of Trimble for many years,” said Erik Schütz, managing director for Penmap.com Ltd., in a statement. “Since Penmap.com was founded, our vision has been to focus on the local requirements of the regional markets we serve and provide those customers with a fine-tuned and easy-to-use solution. The software is an ideal fit within the Trimble portfolio of solutions to address the cadastral market.”

“The acquisition of Penmap.com’s software suite of office and field solutions reinforces Trimble’s continued commitment to the cadastral market, as well as our focus on providing customers with complete solutions that are customized for local market requirements,” said Matt Delano, business area director for Trimble’s Land Administration Solutions, in a press release. “Penmap.com’s strength lies in its ability to customize surveying software applications for regional markets, providing users the most intuitive work processes for optimal efficiency and productivity, making it a perfect fit for our customers.”

This is Trimble’s second acquisition of 2013. In early January, the company announced the acquisition of ALK Technologies.

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