Calgary, AB – January 19, 2009 – (TSX:HEM) Hemisphere GPS proudly announced today the certification of its quality management system to ISO 9001:2008. Globally recognized ISO 9001:2008 standards are set by the International Organization for Standardization, a Geneva-based worldwide federation of national standard bodies.
In its interest to continually improve and certify its quality management system, Hemisphere GPS underwent an intensive process and audits, and raised the standards of its organizational discipline to qualify for the international recognition. The certification reinforces Hemisphere GPS’ commitment to customer satisfaction through high-quality design, development, assembly, testing, delivery, and technical support.
“ISO certification is a major milestone that establishes a systematic approach to quality management which will ultimately benefit the end-user,” says Steven Koles, President and CEO of Hemisphere GPS. “We’re proud to be celebrating this accomplishment.”
The company obtained certification for its operations at the following locations: Calgary in Canada, Hiawatha and Scottsdale in the United States, and Brisbane in Australia.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and owns leading brand names, including Outback Guidance® and BEELINE®, two of the leading brands in precision GPS for ground agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “HEM” and is a component of Standard & Poor’s TSX SmallCap Index. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
The above disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond Hemisphere GPS’ control, including: the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and market valuations of companies with respect to the announced transactions and the final valuations thereof, and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. Hemisphere GPS’ actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what benefits, including the amount of proceed, that Hemisphere GPS will derive there from.