Bringing core satellite navigation technology in-house to strengthen our precision solutions
Submitted by CNH Industrial
April 3, 2023 /CSRwire/ - CNH Industrial announces that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Hemisphere GNSS (Hemisphere), a global leader in high-performance satellite positioning technology, currently owned by Unistrong, a company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China. This acquisition is a critical step that advances our automated and autonomous solutions for Agriculture and Construction. Combined with our Raven Brand’s capabilities, this development gives us full control of our precision and navigation technologies.
“This move enhances our automation and autonomy tech stack and broadens our talent pool,” said Marc Kermisch, Chief Digital & Information Officer at CNH Industrial. “Having Hemisphere’s technology in-house will enable us to accelerate a broad range of our precision technology programs, providing our customers with immediate productivity-enhancing solutions. It will also increase the long-term competitiveness and flexibility of our agriculture and construction portfolio.”
Hemisphere’s proprietary Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions provide pinpoint accuracy for the agriculture, construction, mining and marine industries. The company designs Electronic Systems and Software solutions. Their core technology capabilities include application-specific integrated circuit chips, circuit boards, Radio Frequency signal processing, navigation algorithms and Satellite-Based Correction designs. It will continue to operate as a standalone business via operations in the USA, Canada and Australia.
Hemisphere’s expertise and network will be integrated into our Brands’ products and services. This combination of technology and product will contribute to providing customers with a superior user experience in the field and on the job site.
“Our team is excited to combine resources and talent with CNH Industrial. This enables us to further enhance our technology and product development in core GNSS, agriculture, construction, marine and machine control markets, and to directly integrate our technology with CNH Industrial’s world class equipment,” said Farlin Halsey, President and CEO at Hemisphere GNSS.
Consideration for the acquisition is preliminarily determined at $175 million, free of cash and debt, and subject to customary adjustments. It will be funded with available cash on hand. Closing is expected to occur within the third quarter of 2023, subject to the satisfactory completion of all required closing conditions including Unistrong’s shareholders’ approval, and all mandatory regulatory approvals, including those required by the applicable laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.
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CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) is a world-class equipment and services company. Driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground, which centers on Innovation, Sustainability and Productivity, the Company provides the strategic direction, R&D capabilities, and investments that enable the success of its global and regional Brands. Globally, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture supply 360° agriculture applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment deliver a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. The Company’s regionally focused Brands include: STEYR, for agricultural tractors; Raven, a leader in digital agriculture, precision technology and the development of autonomous systems; Hemisphere, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision satellite-based positioning and heading technologies; Flexi-Coil, specializing in tillage and seeding systems; Miller, manufacturing application equipment; Kongskilde, providing tillage, seeding and hay & forage implements; and Eurocomach, producing a wide range of mini and midi excavators for the construction sector, including electric solutions.
Across a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to passionately innovate and drive customer efficiency and success. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 40,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world.
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