Septentrio Absorbs Altus Positioning

Septentrio Absorbs Altus Positioning

Belgian GNSS manufacturer Septentrio Satellite Navigation, of Leuven, Belgium, has announced the completion of the acquisition and integration of Altus Positioning Systems, based in Torrance, California.
 
Septentrio Satellite Navigation and Altus-PS started working together in 2007. The collaboration between the two companies has already resulted in a series of such surveying and GIS-focused products as the APS-NR2, APS-3, APS-U, and APS-GeoPod. The smart antenna form factors will form a separate product line in the Septentrio product portfolio.
 

Belgian GNSS manufacturer Septentrio Satellite Navigation, of Leuven, Belgium, has announced the completion of the acquisition and integration of Altus Positioning Systems, based in Torrance, California.
 
Septentrio Satellite Navigation and Altus-PS started working together in 2007. The collaboration between the two companies has already resulted in a series of such surveying and GIS-focused products as the APS-NR2, APS-3, APS-U, and APS-GeoPod. The smart antenna form factors will form a separate product line in the Septentrio product portfolio.
 
The acquisition brings key capabilities and synergies in areas such as testing, manufacturing, and delivery, which will now be based at Septentrio’s corporate headquarters located outside of Leuven, Belgium.
 
“At the heart of this fusion are our customers” says Antoon de Proft, CEO and president of Septentrio,.“They will benefit from this unique opportunity which combines the knowledge and experience of Septentrio in GNSS positioning with experience of Altus-PS in survey, mapping, and GIS; and from an expanded offering of products and services under one group.”
 
Neil Vancans, formerly president of Altus-PS now becomes Vice President of Septentrio Americas.

Septentrio and Forsberg Germany, an OEM component supplier and system integrator, recently announced a new strategic partnership in which Forsberg Germany will sell and support Septentrio OEM receivers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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