SOURCE: @Road

September 20, 2006 07:30 ET

@Road Earns ISO 9001:2000 Recertification

ISO 9001:2000 Recertification Demonstrates @Road's Ongoing Commitment to Quality Assurance and Controls, Customer Service, and Management Systems for Continual Improvement

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- @Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a global provider of next-generation solutions for Mobile Resource Management (MRM), today announced it has received ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2000 recertification from Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), an independent international certification body and a member of the Lloyd's Register Group providing verification and assessment services. The LRQA "Certification of Approval" was granted to @Road for achieving ISO 9001:2000 and TickIT Guide Issue 5 standards for quality management system in "the development and provision of Field Service Management products" at @Road's international operations in Ipswich, UK and Chennai, India.

"It is generally recognized that to be a successful, market-driven company, that company must have a strong commitment to delivering quality driven value adds at every step in its value chain, and a culture which aspires to deliver services that exceed customer expectations," said Krish Panu, @Road president and CEO. "I believe the ISO 9001:2000 recertification demonstrates our commitment to excellence from customer service delivery to product development, and quality management systems to process improvement."

Panu added that the ISO 9001:2000 recertification exemplifies @Road's commitment to process improvement and customer satisfaction. Additionally, the ISO 9001:2000 recertification indicates that @Road takes steps designed to assure that quality controls are in place during its development and delivery of field service solutions.

ISO 9001:2000 is an internationally recognized quality standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system aimed at helping organizations achieve customer satisfaction and continual improvement. The ISO 9001:2000 standard is process-model based and was developed using a core set of eight quality management principles. These eight principles include: customer focus; leadership; involvement of people; process approach; system approach to management; continual improvement; factual approach to decision making; and mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

ISO 9001:2000 certification also specifies requirements for a quality management system for any organization that needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aim to enhance customer satisfaction. The standard is used for certification/registration and contractual purposes by organizations seeking recognition of their quality management system. Periodic assessments will be carried out to verify that products, materials, services, systems and personnel continue to meet ISO 9001:2000 certification standards and customer expectations.

LRQA, a subsidiary of London-based Lloyd's Register Group, was established in 1985 to provide management system certification services. LRQA is one of the world's most experienced organizations in helping businesses use management systems to improve their operations.

About @Road

@Road, Inc. is a leading global provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. @Road delivers Mobile Resource Management solutions in three key areas: Field Force Management, Field Service Management and Field Asset Management. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that can seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data. @Road is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on @Road solutions, visit www.road.com.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of @Road or any of its subsidiaries to comply with or continue to comply with the standards of the ISO 9001: 2000 certification process; the ability of @Road and its subsidiaries to meet their contractual obligations and design and implement appropriate quality controls; the ability of @Road to satisfy its customers or to exceed their expectations and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding risk factors is included in the @Road Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, the @Road Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2005 and in @Road's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. @Road does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

@Road and the @Road logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of @Road, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • @Road Media Relations Contact -

    Bob Stern
    Senior Public Relations Manager
    @Road
    T: (510) 870-1360
    M: (925) 457-1673
    bstern@road-inc.com

    or

    In Europe:
    Tabitha Taylor-Higginson
    @Road, Ltd.
    T: +44 (0)1473 696343
    M: +44 (0)7917 589094
    F: +44 (0)1473 696444
    ttaylorhigginson@road-inc.com

    or

    @Road Investor Relations Contact -

    David J. Lebedeff
    Vice President Investor Relations
    @Road
    510-870-1317
    dlebedeff@road-inc.com