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Danaher Corp. (DHR) Acquires Navman Wireless

January 29, 2013 11:59 AM EST Send to a Friend
Navman Wireless, a provider of advanced fleet and asset management technology used to optimize business and government fleets as well as heavy equipment operations, today announced its acquisition by Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR). Navman Wireless will function as a standalone Danaher operating company, retaining the Navman Wireless brand as well as its personnel and locations.

The transaction follows a record 2012 for Navman Wireless and five successive years of revenue and installed base growth during which the company has dramatically expanded its OnlineAVL2 fleet and asset management platform, entered new vertical sectors including local services, transportation, construction, cold chain, mining, and oil and gas, and opened new geographic markets including Mexico, Italy, China and Taiwan.

Navman Wireless' technology currently monitors more than 175,000 vehicles and assets owned by over 14,000 organizations worldwide, making the company one of the largest fleet and asset management providers in the world. The OnlineAVL2 system, delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, enables fleet and asset managers to track all vehicle and asset locations in real time as well as control fuel, labor and vehicle/asset operating costs. Innovations include the ability to manage both on- and off- highway vehicles, an advanced workflow forms engine, and third-party systems integration.

Navman Wireless is Danaher's first acquisition in the fleet/asset management space, joining Danaher's portfolio of premier brands spanning test & measurement, life sciences & diagnostics, dental, environmental and industrial technologies. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.




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