|By Marketwired .||
|February 13, 2014 06:01 AM EST||
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it has acquired Transics International NV (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: TRAN), a market leader in Europe of fleet management solutions headquartered in Ypres, Belgium.
"WABCO is continuing to execute its strategy to expand its fleet management solutions to commercial vehicle operators globally. With the acquisition of Transics International, we can now leverage the powerful combination of WABCO's commercial vehicle systems expertise and industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies with Transics' world-class fleet management solutions," said Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The integration of comprehensive real-time data gathered from WABCO's onboard advanced braking, stability control and efficiency systems with Transics' innovative telematics services will offer fleet operators a rich source of data to enhance their fleet services, gain operational productivity and increase vehicle safety and efficiency."
Transics International provides seamless fleet management solutions that help commercial vehicle fleet operators to effectively and more efficiently manage their trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo and orders in real-time. Transics International currently serves more than 1,300 road transport and logistics companies across Europe connecting over 85,000 vehicles. The company's innovative suite of fleet management solutions helps improve operational efficiency, customer service and fleet productivity while lowering operating costs.
"We are delighted to join WABCO, a global leader in the commercial vehicle industry," said Walter Mastelinck, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Transics International NV. "Both WABCO and Transics International are recognized for pioneering leading technologies that enable safer and more efficient commercial vehicles. Moving forward, we will combine our excellent fleet management solutions with WABCO's advanced development capabilities, global reach and systems integration expertise to better meet growing global customer needs."
WABCO plans to combine Transics International's operations with its existing Trailer Systems, Aftermarket and Off-Highway business. Transics International will continue to operate under its own brand and, as part of WABCO, will offer its comprehensive range of market-leading products and services in key markets worldwide, including its TX-CONNECT platform and suite of related systems.
"We greatly value the world-class capabilities, technological knowhow and track record of Transics International's team of market-leading experts," said Nick Rens, WABCO Executive Officer and Vice President, Trailer Systems, Aftermarket and Off-Highway. "WABCO already offers a broad range of service solutions for truck and trailer manufacturers, distributors, workshops and fleet operators. With the acquisition of Transics International, we will significantly expand our innovative portfolio of products, services and solutions catering to the specific needs of our global customer base."
Transics International has approximately 280 employees. The company maintains offices in Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy. It manages a sales network across Europe.
WABCO has completed the acquisition of 96.84 percent of Transics International shares by acquiring holding company Tavares NV in a cash transaction. The purchase price was EUR 111.1 million, which included the acquisition of EUR 15.3 million of net cash held by Transics International, resulting in a net consideration of EUR 95.8 million. Pursuant to applicable Belgian takeover rules, WABCO will make a mandatory unconditional public offer to acquire the remaining 3.16 percent of outstanding Transics International shares at EUR 14.14 per Transics International share.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers. With sales of $2.7 billion in 2013, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
About Transics International NV
Transics International NV, established in 1991, develops and commercializes fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its sector and is working on its global expansion. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe. The company has been quoted on the stock exchange (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: TRAN) since June 2007. For more information, visit www.transics.com.
This document contains certain "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on management's good faith expectations and beliefs concerning future developments. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "strategies," "prospects," "intends," "projects," "estimates," "plans," "may increase," "may fluctuate," and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "should," "would," "may" and "could" are generally forward looking in nature and not historical facts. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations as a result of many factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the actual level of commercial vehicle production in our end markets, adverse developments in the business of our key customers, pricing changes to our supplies or products, and the other risks and uncertainties described in the "Risk Factors" section and the "Information Concerning Forward Looking Statements" section of WABCO's Form 10-K, as well as in the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - Information Concerning Forward Looking Statements" section of WABCO's Form 10-Q Quarterly Reports. In addition, in connection with our acquisition of Transics International, there are risks, as there are with all acquisitions, that we may not be able to successfully integrate the business, or that the acquired business will not perform as planned or prove to be beneficial to our operations and cash flow. WABCO does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements. All market and industry data are based on company estimates.
SYS-CON Events announced today Isomorphic Software, the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications, will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software ...
Dec. 28, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 1,901
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Dec. 28, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 2,699
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 28, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 2,099
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo – to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – is now accepting Hackathon proposals. Hackathon sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem. At Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo fl...
Dec. 28, 2014 06:45 PM EST Reads: 360
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will w...
Dec. 28, 2014 06:00 PM EST Reads: 2,028
The term culture has had a polarizing effect among DevOps supporters. Some propose that culture change is critical for success with DevOps, but are remiss to define culture. Some talk about a DevOps culture but then reference activities that could lead to culture change and there are those that talk about culture change as a set of behaviors that need to be adopted by those in IT. There is no question that businesses successful in adopting a DevOps mindset have seen departmental culture change, ...
Dec. 28, 2014 05:45 PM EST Reads: 1,785
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series dat...
Dec. 28, 2014 05:00 PM EST Reads: 2,293
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big D...
Dec. 28, 2014 05:00 PM EST Reads: 2,287
The Internet of Things promises to transform businesses (and lives), but navigating the business and technical path to success can be difficult to understand. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, demonstrated how to approach creating broadly successful connected customer solutions using real world business transformation studies including New England BioLabs and more.
Dec. 28, 2014 04:00 PM EST Reads: 2,154
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
Dec. 28, 2014 03:30 PM EST Reads: 2,606
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrateg...
Dec. 28, 2014 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,850
Fundamentally, SDN is still mostly about network plumbing. While plumbing may be useful to tinker with, what you can do with your plumbing is far more intriguing. A rigid interpretation of SDN confines it to Layers 2 and 3, and that's reasonable. But SDN opens opportunities for novel constructions in Layers 4 to 7 that solve real operational problems in data centers. "Data center," in fact, might become anachronistic - data is everywhere, constantly on the move, seemingly always overflowing. Net...
Dec. 28, 2014 03:00 PM EST Reads: 2,180
Dec. 28, 2014 02:00 PM EST Reads: 1,851
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, discussed how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.
Dec. 28, 2014 12:30 PM EST Reads: 2,008
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 28, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,946