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TomTom Inc. Recognized for Call Center Customer Satisfaction Excellence by J.D. Power and Associates
Jan 07, 2008 (10:01 AM EST)

CONCORD, Mass., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- TomTom, the world's largest portable navigation solutions provider, today announced that it has been recognized for call center customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM). This distinction, the first of its kind in the portable GPS industry, acknowledges a strong commitment by TomTom's US call center operations to provide "An Outstanding Customer Service Experience".

According to J.D. Power and Associates, TomTom has surpassed the rigorous standards of the certification process, exhibiting a solid commitment to customer satisfaction.

The TomTom call center operations handled more than 600,000 telephone, e-mail and fax interactions in 2007 from its call centers in Concord, MA and Watertown, NY. The call center operation successfully passed a detailed audit of its recruiting, training, employee incentives, management roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance capabilities. In addition, J.D. Power and Associates also conducted a random survey of TomTom customers who recently contacted its call center.

The evaluation criteria of the customer support representatives include courtesy; knowledge; concern for the customer; usefulness of the information provided; convenience of operating hours; ease of reaching a representative; and timely resolution.

"We are very pleased to be recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction with this prestigious award," said Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom Inc. "The certification of our call center by J.D. Power and Associates underscores the exceptional level of service and care we give our customers, and affirms the success we've had in making the TomTom customer experience as positive as it can be."

About J.D. Power and Associates

Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power and Associates is an ISO 9001-registered global marketing information services firm operating in key business sectors including market research, forecasting, performance improvement, training and customer satisfaction. The firm's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. For more information on car reviews and ratings ( ), car insurance ( ), health insurance ( ), cell phone ratings ), and more, please visit ( ). J.D. Power and Associates is a business unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies.

For more information please contact: Karen CK Drake, TomTom Inc. Telephone: 978-405-1688 Email: Or Meredith Kish, Hill & Knowlton Telephone: 212-885-0329 Email:

About TomTom

TomTom NV is the world's largest navigation solutions provider. TomTom's products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use, safety and value. TomTom's products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box; these are the award- winning TomTom GO family, the TomTom ONE XL and TomTom ONE ranges and the TomTom RIDER. Additionally, independent research proves that TomTom products have a significant positive effect on driving and road safety. TomTom offers a portfolio of content and services for TomTom's navigation products, which are easily available through TomTom HOME. TomTom also provides navigation software products that integrate with third party devices; the TomTom NAVIGATOR software for PDAs and smartphones. TomTom WORK combines industry leading communication and smart navigation technology with leading edge tracking and tracing expertise. TomTom's products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 31 countries and online. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. TomTom is listed at Euronext, Amsterdam Stock Exchange in The Netherlands. For more information, go to .

CONTACT: Karen CK Drake of TomTom Inc., +1-978-405-1688,; or Meredith Kish of Hill & Knowlton,+1-212-885-0329, , for TomTom

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