SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that it has acquired a suite of software solutions from Penmap.com Ltd. of Bradford, United Kingdom. Penmap.com’s solutions include both office and field data collection software specifically designed for the cadastral and surveying markets. The comprehensive software suite enables Trimble to further address local application requirements and customer needs by providing complete customized surveying software solutions for the cadastral market. Financial terms were not disclosed.
So that’s interesting news. Penmap’s last press release previous to this one was in 2011. Additionally they don’t seem to have an ipad app, but rather handhelds and rugged pcs. So what gives.I threw ipad in there only because someone in every meeting will ask you, does this run on the ipad. Also on there website they refer to technology and laser technology that is a couple generations old. And while I’m all for acquisitions and exit strategies, this one makes me wonder if they a large government contract hidden somewhere.. Anyway while I was on this thread I though I’d post Trimble Acquisitions from 2012 and through this date 2013. Let me know if you see the thread. Except for owning the mapping of the physical and natural world.
Trimble Acquisitions 2012 – Early 2013.
Feb 15th – Penmap (Cadastral and Surveying Markets)
January 3 : ALK Technologies (Transportation and Logistics)
November 2, 2012 : Vico Software (Field BIM) – Thanks John for the reminder
October 5 2012 : Refraction Technology (Structural Monitoring Solutions)
September 19 2012: Logicway (Transportation and Logistics: Payroll Automation)
August 27, 2012 : TMW Systems (Transportation and Logistics)
July 2, 2012 : WinEstimator (Construction : Cost Estimating)
June 11, 2012: GeoTrack (Transportation and Logistics : Oil & Gas)
April 26, 2012 : SketchUp (3D Modeling)
April 6, 2012: Gatewing (Survey Solutions : Aerial Mapping)
January 12, 2012 Plancal (MEP Market)