Linear Project acquired by Trimble

As previously announced in March, Trimble Navigation acquired Linear Project - the developers of TILOS Linear Planning. Timble is a $2.5 billion company. The Heavy Civil Construction division provides hardware and software to assist the construction of road and rail infrastructure.

TILOS fills a gap in the suite of products that Trimble supplies to the Heavy Civil Construction market. Tilos already integrated with Trimble Business Center so that mass haulage data can be fed directly into Tilos to create the schedule. The acquisition will allow development of Tilos to accelerate, particularly further integration into the suite of tools from Trimble.

TILOS will continue to be represented in Australia and New Zealand by Delta Solutions Pty Ltd. This is partly in recognition that many Tilos users are in other industries such as the pipeline industry and we remain committed to serving the needs of all Tilos users. We have already begun collaborating with Trimble and their existing network of Heavy Civil Construction resellers.

Here is what Timble and Linear Project had to say on the acquisition:

"TILOS software is a significant addition to our corridor solutions portfolio. With the addition of TILOS, Trimble can better address the needs of project owners, engineers and civil contractors by enabling them to closely manage operations and execute their projects on schedule and within budget," said Alan Sharp, business area director for Trimble Heavy Civil Construction software solutions. "The Linear project team brings a wealth of experience and an expansive customer base that includes many of the world's largest contractors and rail network operators. We are very excited to have them join Trimble."

"Linear project's TILOS software is used for linear scheduling of large infrastructure projects for rail, road, tunnel and pipeline projects. We now have the opportunity to leverage Trimble's geospatial technologies to record jobsite progress automatically. The addition of TILOS to Trimble's Heavy Civil Construction portfolio gives us the ability to collectively work on a more robust solution for linear infrastructure planning, execution and production control," said Hubert Geier, owner of Linear project.

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