Trimble: Location-Based Solutions for Enhanced Profitability

Steve Berglund, President & CEO
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government considerably more dynamic. The company offers solutions, which are mainly focused on applications that require positioning— surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety, and mapping. They utilize their wireless technologies to deliver solutions to users and to ensure a tight coupling of the back office and the field. Trimble treasures its ability to collect location information. Today, in terms of geospatial, beyond the traditional methods of using optical instruments, the company aids in collecting data around the world in 3D mode. “We define ourselves within the context of the markets we serve–such as construction, surveying, and agriculture. None the less, positioning remains a key element in our solutions,” says Steve Berglund, President and CEO, Trimble.

Trimble’s user-friendly products improve productivity in hundreds of industries by geo-enabling field workforces with high accuracy. Their geospatial solutions facilitate a high quality, productive workflow and data exchange to drive efficiency, productivity, safety and value in organizations of all sizes. The firm serves a variety of industries including agriculture, engineering and construction, transportation, and wireless communications infrastructure.They provide solutions that are tailored according to the industry requirements— land administration, mapping and GIS, survey and engineering. The technology solutions include 3D laser scanning, GIS data collection, aerial mapping and positioning services. “We are focusing on the applications and not pursuing geospatial technology as an end in itself. In the last 5-6 years, we have used geospatial as a supporting tool for vertical market development but not as a market in itself,” asserts Berglund.

Trimble stands apart from its competitors by providing integrated solutions that allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more dynamic, efficient and profitable. Trimble’s impressive clientele includes several global companies.
In an interesting case study, San Jose State University in California needed to deploy a high-tech solution that enhances the local community’s ability to put fresh food on the tables of families in need. Leveraging a variety of webbased GIS, geospatial, and mobile GPS technologies, Trimble makes it easier for local organizations to manage productive forestry and agriculture programs in the urban setting. “We transform the way work is done through the application of innovative positioning technologies. Our company believes in continued innovation and it is a primary driver for us,” says Berglund. This Urban- Forestry-meets-Agriculture project enabled the university to more than double its collection and distribution of fresh produce, feeding the hungry with fruits grown locally in private yards and gardens.

We transform the way work is done through the application of innovative positioning technologies. Our company believes in continued innovation and it is a primary driver for us

Over the years, Trimble has posted double-digit growth consistently, generating sustained results on both top and bottom lines. Moving ahead, the company is eying to enter several new markets and continue its upward growth. The persistent focus on trends, and the ability to transform itself to adapt to the changing market dynamics much ahead of its competitors, ensures that it remains a market leader. “As a company, we have pursued an approach to think big and execute through a thousand small steps. It has been persistent, patient and has always been focused on continued improvement,” sums up Berglund.


Sunnyvale, CA

Steve Berglund, President & CEO

Providing advanced location-based solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability