Gold and Growth

Assima Expands and Wins Accolade

London (UK), February 2012 - Assima PLC has announced the acquisition of Kaplan Learning Technologies from Kaplan, Inc . Furthermore, alongside their client TNT Express, Assima has won the Learning and Performance Institute's top Gold honour for the Internal Training Project of the Year at The 2012 Learning Awards.

The deal with Kaplan formally completed on 09 February 2012 and covers all assets and intellectual property associated with the STT Trainer and Atlantic-Link product lines; it excludes the PerformIT product line. Kaplan Learning Technologies had business operations in Atlanta, GA, USA; Reading and Nottingham, UK; and Cape Town, South Africa - these will join the Assima organisation.

Commenting on the acquisition, Michel Balcaen, Chairman says, "Amidst continuing and sometimes confusing consolidation in the eLearning marketplace, we are pleased to bring STT and Atlantic Link into the Assima Group. These products provide competitively priced options for those clients who do not need the full software-project-lifecycle support offered by our enterprise-level solutions but still seek award-winning product technology and market-leading professional services."

About winning the Gold award for the Internal Training Project of the Year Award at The 2012 Learning Awards alongside TNT Express, Paul Stevens, General Manager, Assima UK, comments, "We are extremely pleased that TNT Express won this award as it acknowledges the achievements and ongoing efforts of our combined team."

The Internal Training Project of the Year Award is presented to an internal training team that has undertaken a major training project which is innovative in concept and has produced demonstrable performance improvement for the organisation. The Awards recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation, and excellence in Learning and Development.

Assima and TNT have developed a successful solution to ensure the training of 12,000 people in over sixty countries in seven languages, ensuring that users are both competent and confident in the use of eight new systems supporting diverse business functions. Using Assima virtual cloning technology, TNT have created 245 simulations and supporting material, delivered 500 instructor-led training sessions, and supported system implementations in over sixty countries across 760 individual business locations.