Calgary, Alberta — June 17, 2010 — (TSX: HEM) Hemisphere GPS is proud to recognize its 20th year of operations as a global player in the design and manufacture of GPS-based technology.
Originally founded in 1990 as Canadian Systems International Inc. by Calgary-based entrepreneurs Stephen Verhoeff and Michael McCullagh, the company grew rapidly through the 1990s, building a solid portfolio of products and intellectual property. The company was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in March 1997. In the new millennium, the Company continued its rapid growth through organic development and also through the acquisition of a number of major players in the precision GPS products industry including Satloc Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona; Outback Guidance in Hiawatha, Kansas; Del Norte Technologies in Euless, Texas and BEELINE Technologies in Brisbane, Australia.
Hemisphere GPS is divided into three sales and marketing groups: Agriculture, Precision and Earthworks and currently has five primary locations worldwide: Calgary, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Scottsdale, Arizona; Hiawatha, Kansas and Brisbane, Australia. With 230 employees, over 500 distributors, and sales in more than 35 countries, the Company is one of the world’s largest aftermarket suppliers of GPS guidance and automated steering products for Agriculture, has developed the majority of the world’s aerial application GPS guidance products and is a commanding provider of GPS compass systems for marine navigation.
On June 24th, 2010, Hemisphere GPS will celebrate its landmark anniversary by invitation through open house festivities at all locations worldwide. A more comprehensive list of the Company’s milestones can be found on the Milestones Page at www.hemispheregps.com.
About Hemisphere GPS
Hemisphere GPS designs and manufactures innovative, cost-effective GPS products for positioning, guidance, and machine control applications in agriculture, marine, construction, and other markets. The Company holds numerous patents and other intellectual property and owns several leading brand names, including Outback Guidance®, a leading brand in precision GPS for agriculture. The Company is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with major product development, sales, and marketing facilities in Arizona, Kansas, and Australia. Hemisphere GPS is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) trading under the symbol “HEM” and is one of the TSX Cleantech designated companies. For more information about Hemisphere GPS, please go to www.hemispheregps.com.
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