Trimble buys ALK Technologies

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Trimble this week announced it has acquired ALK Technologies, a provider of routing, mapping, mileage and navigation technologies.

This acquisition rounds out a growing Trimble stable that includes PeopleNet’s on-board computing and mobile communications systems, GeoTrac’s fleet management and worker safety solution for the oil and gas industry, and TMW Systems’ transportation management solutions.

ALK’s software products include CoPilot Live, which offers on-board GPS navigation for professional drivers and PC*Miler, a truck-specific mileage solution.

The company says about 64% of North American for-hire motor carriers use ALK solutions.

“The addition of ALK Technologies expands the portfolio and scope of innovative solutions we can offer transportation providers, logistics companies and shippers,” said David Wangler, president of TMW Systems, a Trimble Company. “The combination of ALK’s routing, mapping, mileage and navigation capabilities with our enterprise transportation management software and the mobile communications solutions under the Trimble Transportation and Logistics umbrella supports our comprehensive and industry-focused technology approach.”

“This is a significant milestone in ALK’s long history in transportation,” added Barry Glick, executive vice-president and general manager of ALK Technologies, who will continue to lead the organization. “We are excited to join our well-known and respected partner TMW Systems under the global umbrella of Trimble. These organizations share our passion and vision for how location information can transform business and productivity.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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