MONTREAL, Nov. 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - GIRO, which specializes in the development and implementation of software solutions for the public transit and postal distribution industries, is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Founded in Montreal in 1979, the company, which arose out of a university project, has become a global leader in its sectors of activity.
"We're very proud to be celebrating this major milestone this year," said Paul Hamelin, GIRO's president. "We owe the success of these 35 years primarily to our employees, who now number 300 and who continue to work with the same commitment to meet our clients' needs. They are the key to our success."
Over the years, GIRO has developed unique expertise that combines software engineering with the application of advanced optimization techniques in the public transit and postal distribution sectors. The company designs high-performance software to enable major transport and distribution organizations to offer better customer service while reducing operating costs. Its main products, HASTUS™ for public transit, HASTUS-Rail™ for passenger rail, GIRO/ACCES™ for paratransit, and GeoRoute™ for postal distribution, are designed to be adaptable to a broad range of operational contexts.
For example, HASTUS™ enables public transport companies to establish service schedules; better synchronize various modes of transport; plan and manage daily vehicle and driver assignments; and provide users with detailed itineraries via the Web, mobile apps and at stops.
GIRO relies on its strong reputation, built on its employees' expertise and the quality of its products and services, to develop long-term business relationships with its international clientele. The Société de transport de Montréal was the first to take an interest in the tools developed by GIRO, even before the company was officially established. It was followed closely by many other organizations around the world, from Los Angeles to Sydney, Brussels and Singapore. Today, GIRO has clients in 26 countries. Eight of the 10 largest transit agencies in North America use GIRO's HASTUS™ software.
Since 1979, GIRO Inc. has been providing software solutions for planning and managing operations in public transit and postal distribution. GIRO is a private company based in Montreal, Canada, which employs 300 people. It draws on its specialized knowledge to introduce new functionalities and modules that integrate the latest improvements in optimization techniques and best industry practices so that its HASTUS™, HASTUS-Rail™, GIRO/ACCES™ and GeoRoute™ products bring tangible benefits to customers worldwide. For more information: www.giro.ca.
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