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GMV Merges Its UK Company with Nottingham Scientific

GMV Innovating Solutions Limited, the UK aerospace company belonging to the Spanish technology multinational GMV, has signed a merger agreement with Nottingham Scientific Limited (NSL).

GMV trades in the aerospace, defense, information and communications technology (ICT) and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) markets. NSL is a prominent UK company in satellite navigation and critical applications. After the agreement GMV becomes sole shareholder of NSL and sets up the company GMV NSL, to be integrated seamlessly into GMV’s set of companies.

Set up in 1998 and boasting a solid and acknowledged track record in hi-tech projects, NSL is a UK-based SME specializing in satellite navigation and critical applications. From its Nottingham head office in the East Midlands, NSL offers GNSS-based services, systems, solutions and intellectual property, helping to ensure that navigation and positioning are precise and reliable, secure and protected, resistant and robust. NSL’s major clients include UK Space Agency, ESA, UK Government departments, QinetiQ, Inmarsat, and the European Commission.

In 2013, GMV set up a new company, GMV Innovating Solutions Limited, to join the suite of companies and offices in Spain, USA, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Romania, The Netherlands, Malaysia and Colombia. Working from its Harwell innovation center in Oxfordshire, GMV’s main UK business is earth observation, space debris tracking, mission planning, flight dynamics, navigation, autonomy and robotics. Its principal clients include the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission (EC), as well as UK’s space agency (UKSA), the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Innovate UK, ASUK, Satellite applications Catapult and the Science Technology Facility Council (STFC).

Technical articles by authors working at both companies have appeared in Inside GNSS:

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and NSL founder Vidal Ashkenazi, OBE, is a member of the magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.

GMV NSL, 80-strong, will be integrated into GMV’s set of companies, which closed 2019 with a staff of 2,176 and a turnover of more than €236 million.