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Trimble opens manufacturing facility in Shanghai

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The world’s attention is on the Asia-Pacific region as it continues to increase its rate of economic development and modernization.

Infrastructure projects especially in the areas of transportation, telecommunications, water conservation, energy and environmental protection are national priorities. In recognition, Trimble is strengthening its commitment to the region by opening a manufacturing facility in Shanghai to better meet the needs of the Asia-Pacific region.

The Shanghai manufacturing operations, located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, will add a high competitive supply chain and assembly facility to Trimble’s worldwide capabilities.

The opening of the Shanghai manufacturing operation is an important extension of our presence in China and the Asia-Pacific region, said Chris Shephard, vice president of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction Group. We see this as an opportunity to better service our customers and assist in the Asia-Pacific modernization drive.

In June of 1998, Trimble opened its first representative office in Beijing to act as the primary base for support and service operations in China.

Fueled by strong economic development, Trimble’s business in China has grown. To meet the increasing demands and opportunities in the Chinese market, Trimble established a company in Shanghai and began operations in January 2003.

In October of 2005, Trimble opened a training, support and service (TSS) Center in Shanghai to better meet the needs of the entire Asia-Pacific region.

Located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Trimble’s regional TSS Center, includes a state-of-the-art workshop to perform high-level service and maintenance for Trimble’s survey and construction products, a fully equipped product demonstration area to facilitate hands-on training, and a custom controlled warehouse that allows for easy transportation of equipment within the region.

Trimble values the Chinese market and regards it as one of the most important countries for infrastructure development, said Andrew Lee, general manager of Trimble’s China Manufacturing Operations.

Trimble initially entered the China market in the late 80’s. Since then, we have established excellent relationships with the survey, marine, petroleum, transportation and wireless infrastructure and other commercial industries. By opening our new manufacturing facility, we intend to further expand our business, strengthen our brand and work more closely with our partners and customers on future developments in the entire Asia-Pacific region.

For more than 28 years, Trimble positioning solutions have been at work all over the world, from helping build roads to improving the efficiency of wireless networks, from managing service fleets to mapping the damage from earthquakes, from recording changes in river sediment levels for stabilizing potential flooding to recording and synchronizing financial transactions around the world. As a leader in advanced positioning technologies, Trimble offers solutions to improve productivity, enhance safety and provide greater convenience.

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