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Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, forestry, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilising positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software-content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilised to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office.

Target market

Trimble New Zealand’s products are used worldwide in the Agriculture, Building and Civil Construction, Forestry, and Geospatial industries. The Americas is our major market at 49% of revenue, Europe at 23% of revenue, Asia Pacific at 14% of revenue and the balance is from other markets.


Trimble New Zealand was formed when Trimble Navigation Limited, a US publicly traded company, acquired Datacom Software Research in 1991. Since the time of acquisition, Trimble has grown its employment in New Zealand from 42 to over 300, the majority of whom are located in our Christchurch research and development facility.

Company size

Trimble has three major locations in New Zealand, in Christchurch, Auckland and Rotorua. The Christchurch facility employs over 250 staff. Trimble New Zealand is a major subsidiary of Trimble Navigation Limited, a US $2.3 billion company.

Research and development

The Christchurch operation provides research and development and marketing communications services for the global operation and information systems services and support for the Asia Pacific region.
The research and development is a mixture of hardware and software development work. Trimble New Zealand designs products ranging from Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to irrigation control systems to industrial grade computers used in machine automation. Our software development work spans many industries and the complete office to field workflow including the development of embedded, mobile, desktop and cloud-based application software.

Roles within the company and company culture

Roles include: engineering disciplines (systems, software, hardware, mechanical and electrical including digital and radio-frequency engineering), IT professionals, marketing and communications and industry professionals for the industries that we serve including Surveyors, GIS professionals, Civil Engineers, Construction industry and  Agricultural specialists working in roles from application specialists through to product management.

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Trimble’s culture is built around a set of core values including:

  • entrepreneurship and disciplined risk taking enabled by clear strategies
  • innovation driven by a long term vision
  • accountability for our results, leveraged by engaged cross-company collaboration
  • embracing cultural and market differences
  • an environment consistent with values of teamwork, integrity, respect and responsible corporate citizenship.

The adoption and practise of these values has been a key to Trimble New Zealand’s success as a part of a major multi-national corporation.

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