Marine Electronics Leader Honoured for Contributions to the New Zealand High Tech Industry
Navico — the world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands — announced today that it has won the 2013 New Zealand Hi-Tech Award in the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Best Contribution to the New Zealand Hi-Tech Sector from a Multinational Company category.
Judged by a panel of local and international high-profile business luminaries including Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, the award celebrates Navico’s contribution to the country’s landscape in terms of its investment in the industry’s continued growth and success. The awards seek to provide a premier showcase and networking opportunities for the producers of high technology. Navico took the top honour in its category over finalists Microsoft and Sprint International.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honour,” said Leif Ottosson, chief executive officer, Navico. “Our vision is to lead the marine electronics industry with outstanding solutions for performance, safety and enjoyment on the water, as well as provide unmatched support and warranty programs. The New Zealand Hi-Tech Award is tremendous validation that we are on the right track and making a true impact on the industry throughout the world.”
The world’s largest marine electronics company, Navico has offices around the globe including approximately 90 employees in Auckland, New Zealand – home to a significant research and development hub, regional sales and marketing headquarters, and a technical customer service and support team.
For more information on Navico, or its entire line of Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G marine electronics, please visit www.navico.com.
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About Navico: A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com