China: Shanghai-based GNSS technology and solution company, Shanghai Huace Satellite Navigation Technology Ltd. (“CHC Navigation”) have announced that it has acquired the business assets and personnel of AMW Machine Control Inc. The business will now be conducted by AMW Machine Control Solutions Inc. (“AMW Solutions”), a subsidiary of CHC Navigation.
AMW Solutions business has over 30 years of advanced machine guidance, machine control and GNSS knowhow. With innovative topo and machine control software solutions known as GRADE, DIRT, DITCH, PIPE, LANDFILL and ROAD, AMW Solutions offers the industry’s most cost-effective solutions designed for equipment operators. AMW Solutions offerings will be based upon turnkey, wireless CHC Navigation Android industrial tablets and industry-leading CHC Navigation RTK GNSS receivers.
AMW Solutions has also appointed Phil Gabriel as President. Phil brings over 25 years’ experience in the positioning industry, having previously served as President of Hemisphere GNSS Inc. and currently serving as the General Manager for CHC Navigation North America. Under Phil’s experienced leadership and along with AMW Solutions’ widely known technical expertise, CHC Navigation is also poised to significantly grow global market share in the agriculture civil engineering and construction industry, with products catering to small, medium and large enterprise farming and construction equipment users.
“Our customers really like CHC Navigation’s positioning products and their new Android Tablets. We have re-developed our popular applications from the ground up to run Android while being more intuitive and wireless, wherever possible. With standardized hardware, AMW Solutions will be able to better support our existing customers and to attract new ones”, said Mark Williams, founder of AMW and now Director, Product Management. “AMW has been innovating in-machine control for many years. We are pleased to combine forces to offer the market incredible value and simple to use products.” stated Phil Gabriel, North American GM for CHC Navigation and President of AMW Solutions.