TRL takes over highways consultancy
Published 18 Mar 2013 07:30 0 Comments
A CROWTHORNE-based transport research company has taken over a highways consultancy firm.
TRL, off Nine Mile Ride, announced last Wednesday that it has bought Appia UK, a leading highway and pavement management consultancy and software company.
Staff from both Appia and TRL will work together to combine skills and experience so that new asset management software tools and services are established to enable better management of roads and the transportation infrastructure.
The existing Appia UK Doncaster office will be retained and staff will also work out of TRL's Berkshire head office.
Dr Sue Sharland, chief executive at TRL, said: "This important and exciting acquisition will provide a platform for innovation, development and growth within the asset management market.
"The strength of TRL's infrastructure research and consultancy experience and the specialist software expertise of Appia will combine to develop a suite of powerful asset management tools and services that can be presented to a wider group of customers - particularly highways authorities and international transport organisations."
Appia UK director Peter Davidson added the full integration with TRL was the "next natural step" for Appia.
"The combined force of TRL and Appia will specialise in the delivery of advanced asset management tools and services and will develop their scheme engineer asset management software into a new suite of asset management solutions called iRoads," he said.
This article appeared in Bracknell News 14 Mar 13