Navico Named 2013 New Zealand Hi-Tech Award Winner

Egersund, Norway – Navico – the world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands – announced today that it has won the 2013 New Zealand Hi-Tech Award in the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Best Contribution to the New Zealand Hi-Tech Sector from a Multinational Company category. Judged by a panel of local and international high-profile business luminaries including Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, the award celebrates Navico’s contribution to the country’s landscape in terms of its investment in the industry’s continued growth and success. The awards seek to provide a premier showcase and networking opportunities for the producers of high technology. Navico took the top honor in its category over finalists Microsoft and Sprint International.

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor,” said Leif Ottosson, chief executive officer, Navico. “Our vision is to lead the marine electronics industry with outstanding solutions for performance, safety and enjoyment on the water, as well as provide unmatched support and warranty programs. The New Zealand Hi-Tech Award is tremendous validation that we are on the right track and making a true impact on the industry throughout the world.”

In addition to the New Zealand Hi-Tech accolade, Navico has been awarded the West Marine Vendor of the Year for the past two consecutive years and raked in over 20 product awards in the past few years alone for its Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands. The world’s largest marine electronics company, Navico has offices around the globe including approximately 90 employees in Auckland, New Zealand – home to a significant research and development hub, regional sales and marketing headquarters, and a technical customer service and support team.

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