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Septentrio opens R&D center in Espoo, Finland

December 7, 2020  - By
Aerial shot of Espoo, Finland, from a drone. (Photo: izhairguns/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

Aerial shot of Espoo, Finland, from a drone. (Photo: izhairguns/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

Expansion enables company to further accelerate cutting-edge GNSS/INS solutions for professional and industrial applications

Septentrio has opened a new Research & Development center in Espoo, Finland, to support the strong growth and ambitious expansion plans for its GNSS/INS solutions for professional and industrial applications.

The new office is strategically located in Espoo, well known as a high-tech hub with a long history of state-of-the-art GNSS and INS development, housing many leading technology companies as well as Aalto University.

“This new R&D center will support our strong growth and further accelerate our strategic agenda of becoming the leading independent GNSS/INS supplier for demanding applications in industrial, scientific and infrastructural domains,” said Antoon De Proft, CEO at Septentrio. “We also welcome Stefan Söderholm, who brings a wealth of experience to our team and will lead the new R&D center in Finland.”

“I am really excited to join Septentrio,” added Söderholm. “I have always been impressed by its technology and I look forward to be part of this great team that develops unique positioning solutions for the industry.”

Septentrio will be expanding its R&D team in the coming months with enthusiastic and highly qualified GNSS and INS engineers as well as software engineers. Stefan Söderholm will spearhead the establishment of the new R&D center and the recruitment efforts.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.