Published: Tuesday, 04 June 2013
Mike Fulton

Navico, the world leader in recreational marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G brands, recently announced it had 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 investment in the industry’s continued growth and success. Navico took the top honour in its category over other finalists Microsoft and Sprint International.

Navico Wins New Zealand Hi Tech Award

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honour,” said Leif Ottosson, chief executive officer of 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 programmes. The New Zealand Hi-Tech Award is a tremendous validation that we are on the right track and making a true impact on the industry throughout the world.”

Navico has offices around the world including some 90 employees in Auckland, New Zealand, which is home to a significant research and development hub, regional sales and marketing headquarters, and a technical customer service and support team.