SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Grimmway Farms, a leading provider of organic produce in the U.S., is rolling out Trimble® Asset Tracking across its inventory of portable assets. An enhancement to the Trimble Field Service Management portfolio, Asset Tracking is an innovative new solution that enables organizations operating towed, powered and non-powered assets such as trailers and pumps, to better manage productivity and run the most efficient field operation possible. Grimmway Farms is using Asset Tracking to quickly locate and identify equipment that is underutilized or in need of maintenance.
"As one of the leading agricultural growers in the country, high productivity is an integral part of our field operation," said Jeff Morrison, director, Assets and Farming Technology for Grimmway Farms. "We understand the consequences of inefficiency, and we chose Trimble Asset Tracking because it offers complete visibility into the location and usage of our assets from one convenient interface. Trimble Asset Tracking provides the flexibility we need to fully optimize the performance and productivity of our equipment."
"Creating a streamlined agricultural operation is an ongoing goal for Grimmway Farms, and Trimble Asset Tracking can enable them to reach this goal," said John Cameron, general manager of Trimble's Field Service Management Division. "Trimble Asset Tracking offers complete visibility from a single portal into the location and use of mobile and semi-mobile assets. Field managers can instantly find and allocate equipment where it is needed, maximizing Grimmway's operational efficiency."
In addition, Trimble Asset Tracking is integrated with the Trimble Fleet Management solution, which allows Grimmway Farms to view vehicles alongside their assets within a single interface. This integration provides real-time visibility into day-to-day operations, such as driver locations, travel times and overall fleet performance. Incorporating Asset Tracking into its operations will enable Grimmway Farms to further optimize performance by enhancing efficiency and improving productivity.
Trimble Asset Tracking is a key component of Trimble's integrated suite of Field Service Management solutions, which includes Fleet Management, Work Management and FieldMaster. Trimble Fleet Management provides businesses that manage fleets, in a variety of industries including agriculture, with real-time visibility of vehicle location, status and diagnostics. Trimble Work Management is a cloud-based solution that transforms the productivity of a mobile workforce through intelligent scheduling tools and state-of-the-art performance analytics. Trimble FieldMaster mobile applications drive enhanced visibility and information sharing between the field and the back office to enable a streamlined field service operation.
With complementary solutions provided by its divisions such as Field Service Management and Agriculture, Trimble supports farming operations with industry-leading solutions that enable farmers to better manage their increasingly complex operations and improve overall productivity. For example with Asset Tracking, farmers and ranchers are able to use engine on/off telematics to streamline booster pump permitting or gather data on utilization, which enables them to avoid missed opportunities during peak seasons.
In addition to using solutions from Trimble Field Service Management, Grimmway Farms also uses Trimble's mapping, GIS, survey and the Connected Farm™ solution. Trimble's Connected Farm is a total farm management solution that allows farmers to collect, share, and manage information across their farm in real time within one central location, enabling better decision making and facilitating easier collaboration with farmers' trusted advisors.
For more information on Trimble Field Service Management, call 1-877-728-7623 or email: Email Contact.
About Grimmway Farms
Located in Central California, Grimmway Farms is a global leader in the produce industry, offering year round production of some 60 different organic vegetables. Grimmway Farms is dedicated to providing good value and dependable service to fulfill its customer needs. For more information, visit: www.grimmway.com.
About Trimble's Field Service Management Division
Trimble's Field Service Management Division provides visibility into field and fleet operations so businesses can streamline efficiency and increase productivity. The Field Service Management suite includes fleet management, work management and scheduling, worker safety and mobility solutions that transform the effectiveness of work, workers and assets in the field. The cloud-based portfolio allows Trimble to offer customers industry-specific, enterprise-level solutions for exceptional performance and ease of use.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com/fsm.
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.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
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