A once privately owned company, ALK Technologies Inc. is now a part of Trimble's Transportation and Logistics product portfolio. The acquisition took place in early January 2013, introducing ALK's well known CoPilot Live and PC MILER truck routing options to the Trimble navigation.
The addition of ALK allows Trimble to offer innovative solutions to transportation providers, logistics companies and shippers; thus, greatly increasing their strength in the market. The map-based designs will be integrated into Trimble's Mobile Solutions segment.
This merger is by no means a first for Trimble. In 2012 alone they completed 6 acquisitions on multiple business models. This year is set to be just as busy, with Trimble doing a deal with Google for a 3-D modeling software as well as the ALK transition.
We're anxious to see what Trimble comes out with over the next 12 months, and for next year's CES!