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Trapeze Group Expands into Asia Pacific with AUSTRICS


April 05, 2005 - TORONTO, ON and ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALI


Trapeze Group, a provider of enterprise technologies to support, build, and manage better passenger transport, is strengthening its global presence with the acquisition of Australia-based AUSTRICS. The acquisition extends Trapeze’smarket presence into the Asia Pacific region. AUSTRICS specializes in the supply of consultancy and software to transit operators, public transit authorities and airport services providers. Clients in the Asia Pacific region include organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The company’s solutions have also been implemented in France, Italy and the United Kingdom.

 
“Our strategy of delivering enterprise technologies to support, build and manage better passenger transport is significantly strengthened by this acquisition,” commented Mark Miller, chief executive officer, Trapeze Group. “The combination of our technologies will further bolster our competitive advantage and provide us with the global reach and a strong market presence in Asia Pacific.” With the acquisition, Trapeze will add a full range of integrated products – ranging from route and fleet optimisation to timetable and roster preparation – to its portfolio of solutions. The extended offering will help deliver a more comprehensive Trapeze Enterprise system by leveraging the capabilities of the AUSTRICS Transit suite, an integrated scheduling solution providing network scheduling and design and operations optimisation.  
 
In addition, Trapeze will continue to build upon AUSTRICS’ transit management services for large events. AUSTRICS was first recognized as a quality provider of transit management services for significant events by the Olympic Roads and Transport Authority in 2000 when it won a worldwide tender to supply software and services to the Sydney Olympic Games. 
 
Other products Trapeze will add to its portfolio include autoTRIP, an automated fleet scheduling and analysis software, and GroundCREW, a system for the management airport ground staff scheduling. Commented Dale Warren, director of Business Development, AUSTRICS: “Our track record and success in the enterprise market, plus our established client relationships, are in perfect alignment with Trapeze. We are extremely excited about going forward under the Trapeze banner and look forward to the opportunities for our customers.” 
 
About Trapeze Group 
Trapeze Group delivers technologies to support, build, and manage better passenger transport. An international company, Trapeze is focused on the unique needs of public and community transit, ridesharing, and medical and school transportation. With the industry’s most advanced software, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and mobile technologies, government and commercial organisations in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe turn to Trapeze to help them strengthen efficiencies, increase ridership, improve service, and gain return-on-investment. For more information, please visit http://www.trapezegroup.com. ;
 
 
For more information, please contact: 
Kim Emmerson 
Tel: 905-629-5297 
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