AUSTIN, Texas - November 16, 2017 - Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) today announced that it is ranked 348 th on Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Xplore grew 230 percent from 2013 to 2016.
Xplore’s acting chief executive officer Tom Wilkinson credits the company’s successful integration of Motion Computing assets and continued penetration of new verticals in the rugged mobility market with Xplore’s impressive multi-year revenue growth.
Wilkinson said, "Xplore’s inclusion in the Fast 500 reflects the hard work and dedication of our employees to not only successfully integrate the Motion Computing assets, but also grow the overall market for rugged mobile products. We continue to convert new business divisions to rugged at existing customers, such as our ongoing expansion at the two largest telecommunications companies in the United States.
“Xplore is also leading the rugged mobility conversion in high growth industries such as warehousing, logistics, data center, vehicle inspection and many other markets. Our customers and prospects are increasingly realizing that if enterprise computing assets are mobile, they need to be rugged. Xplore’s best-in-class tablet platforms provide our customers with the computing power, security, connectivity and operating systems required to fit seamlessly into existing IT assets, while lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) and increasing business productivity. At the same time, manufacturers are increasingly transitioning to paperless factories and warehouses. They need future-proof mobility solutions that can interop with their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems and facilitate a smooth transition to Industry 4.0 without disrupting operations today. With our expanding emphasis on applying our expertise in rugged tablets to additional rugged mobility solutions, Xplore is well positioned to continue leading the way forward in this exciting industry."
“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business. We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers.”
“Emerging growth companies are powering innovation in the broader economy. The growth rates delivered by the companies on this year’s North America Technology Fast 500 ranking are a bright spot for the capital markets and a strong indicator that the emerging growth technology sector will continue to deliver a strong return on investment,” said Heather Gates, national managing director of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s emerging growth company practice. “Deloitte is dedicated to supporting the best and brightest companies of the future in the emerging growth company sector. We are proud to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of this year’s Fast 500 winners.”
Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500™
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies — both public and private — in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2013 to 2016.
In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.
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About Xplore Technologies
Xplore is The Rugged Tablet Authority™, exclusively manufacturing powerful, long-lasting, and customer-defined rugged tablet PCs since 1996. Today, Xplore offers the broadest portfolio of genuinely rugged tablets – and the most complete lineup of rugged tablet accessories – on Earth. Its mobility solutions are purpose-built for the energy, utilities, telecommunications, military and defense, manufacturing, distribution, public safety, healthcare, government, and field service sectors. The company’s award-winning military-grade computers are also among the most powerful and longest lasting in their class, built to withstand nearly any hazardous condition or environmental extreme for years without fail. Visit www.xploretech.com for more information on how Xplore and its global channel partners engineer complete mobility solutions to meet specialized workflow demands. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Forward Looking Statements
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Xplore Contact Information:
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Phone: (214) 597-8200