GIRO celebrates 30 years of software development

Continuous product evolution and strong customer relationships remain keys to success
By: GIRO Inc.
May 4, 2009 - PRLog -- GIRO Inc., leading provider of software solutions for the public transportation and postal industries, has begun celebrations to mark its 30th anniversary. Since its inception in 1979, the company has established a strong national and international presence by consistently developing specialized products that help customers to improve efficiency through streamlined scheduling and routing processes, analysis tools, and flexible tools for crew rostering.

“Our 30th anniversary is a significant achievement in the company’s history. Our successes over the years can be attributed to long-term customer relationships, dedicated and talented employees, and a strong R&D effort,” said Paul Hamelin, President of GIRO. “With all these elements in hand, we are ready for the future and will continue to explore new methods and opportunities to help our customers improve public transit and postal operations,” added Hamelin.

GIRO’s integrated and modular solutions include its flagship HASTUS™ software for the public transportation industry. Joint projects between GIRO co-founders, Jean-Marc Rousseau and Jean-Yves Blais, and public transit corporations from Montreal and Quebec City led to the official inauguration of the company. A successful implementation of the HASTUS™ vehicle operator and scheduling system at the Montreal transit corporation, the STM (then the STCUM), generated annual savings of $4,000,000 in combined manpower and vehicle scheduling costs and became the catalyst for GIRO’s international leadership.

In 1983, GIRO released its second product, GIROACCES™ for paratransit services, and a few years later launched a third product line, GeoRoute™, for postal and other operations such as meter reading. Today, GIRO employs more than 210 employees at its Montreal headquarters and continues to focus heavily on research and development to produce solutions that perform in accordance with customer requirements and changing market trends.

The company’s 30th anniversary celebrations will be marked by a combination of customer and employee events scheduled throughout 2009.

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GIRO is a leading provider of software solutions for public transit services and postal operations. The company’s flagship HASTUS™ solution offers comprehensive applications and innovative tools for improved planning and scheduling, operations, rostering, analysis, and more. GIRO solutions combine advanced operations research optimization techniques with powerful data management tools that deliver tangible benefits for transit customers around the world including major cities like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Singapore, Barcelona, and Sydney, as well as postal organizations in Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada. For more information please visit our website at
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