SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 2, 2011 — Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has acquired a suite of software solutions from Mesta Entreprenør AS, a subsidiary of Mesta Konsern AS. Mesta Konsern AS is one of Norway's largest contracting groups for road and highway construction as well as related operations and maintenance. The software suite includes office, field data collection and on-machine solutions specifically designed for the Nordic construction market. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The addition of the software enables Trimble to further address local application requirements and provide complete customized construction solutions for the Nordic markets. The software is used by Mesta subsidiaries as well as many of the largest civil engineering and construction contractors in Norway and Sweden.
The software solutions include:
Win Anpakke: PC software for data prep, data analysis, reporting, QA, mass computations and blast pattern design. It incorporates translation software for local standards such as Bever, VIPS and XML.
Win Anfelt: Field software for total station and GPS measurements, stakeout and QA. It also includes road, rail and tunneling applications.
Win Anfelt-Maskin: On-board machine control software for excavators, surface drills, loaders, graders, dozers and others.
"Mesta has had a very close and successful relationship as a customer of Trimble products for many years," said Eivind Opedal, CEO for Mesta Entreprenør AS. "Since the Mesta software division was founded, our vision has been to focus on the local requirements of the regional markets and provide fine-tuned solutions. The software is ideal for Trimble to address the Nordic construction market and creates a strong combination of solution for our users both inside and outside of Mesta."
"The acquisition of Mesta software solutions reinforces our commitment to the Nordic markets as well as our goal of providing complete construction solutions to meet global needs. Mestaï¿½s strength lies in its ability to customize construction software applications for regional markets, providing users the most intuitive work processes for optimal efficiency and productivity," said Alan Sharp, business manager for Trimble Heavy and Highway Software Solutions.
About Mesta Konsern AS
Mesta is one of Norway's largest road and highway construction, operations, and maintenance contracting groups. Mesta was founded January 1, 2003, when the production division of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration was spun-off as a public company. Mesta is organized as a Group with seven subsidiaries: Mesta Entreprenør AS, Mesta Drift AS, Mesta Eiendom AS, Mesta Elektro AS, Mesta Industri AS and Mesta Verksted AS. Mesta's expertise with highway construction and maintenance, as well as our nationwide operations, uniquely qualifies us as a turnkey provider of secure road networks.
For more information, visit Mesta's Web site at: www.mesta.no.
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.