SOURCE: TrenStar

March 17, 2006 10:00 ET

Toyota Awards TrenStar Best Service Supplier for Its South African Operation

DENVER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2006 -- Mobile asset management specialist, TrenStar, today announced that it was named Best Service Supplier in 2005 by Toyota South Africa (SA). Announced at the Toyota Annual Business Meeting in Durban, the 2005 Supplier of the Year Awards honored its best suppliers in six categories -- service, cost, delivery, quality, consumable and raw materials.

The stringent selection process included all suppliers that have served Toyota SA for a minimum of one year. The finalists in each category were evaluated on a set of diverse criteria, including quality standards, cost, delivery and business conduct. Toyota's finance, logistics and purchasing divisions conducted the judging of supplier candidates.

The Service Supplier Award is the result of a successful long-term relationship between TrenStar and Toyota in South Africa. The collaboration on Toyota SA's bin management project has expanded in 2006 with TrenStar's involvement in the new ordering and receipting process, acting as its logistics partner.

"We are delighted and honored to receive this award," said Tap du Plessis, CEO of TrenStar South Africa. "We see it as a demonstration of trust and a new level in our relationship with Toyota."

TrenStar is an internationally recognized leader in mobile asset management. Mobile assets such as reusable packaging provide intrinsic, monetary and strategic value. The company offers complete mobile asset management throughout the supply cycle and provides a full range of logistics and on-site management services which are supported by its supply chain technology, command centre activities and national depot infrastructure.

About TrenStar

TrenStar is the first company to offer mobile asset management. From the start in 2001, TrenStar's singular mission has been to buy, track and manage high-value containers for customers throughout asset-intensive industries. TrenStar offers one complete outsourced solution that combines asset acquisition, tracking technology and management services all for a per-use fee, so customers, and eventually entire industries, reduce operating expenses, improve customer service and manage assets and their contents effectively. TrenStar's clients include Carlsberg UK, Coors Brewers Limited, Kraft and Goodyear. Consistently ranked one of the top software developers in the Denver area and named a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Rising Star in North America in 2004, TrenStar has offices in Denver, the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. TrenStar is privately held, and the primary shareholders are Trencor Limited, The Carlyle Group and the Leede Companies. On the Net: www.trenstar.com

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