Calgary, AB, Canada and NaÌƒo-Me-Toque, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, January 6, 2012 — NovAtel Inc. (NovAtel) and Stara S.A. Industria de Implementos Agricolas (Stara) have announced a new strategic partnership that will see NovAtel's Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology integrated into Stara's comprehensive line of precision agricultural products. The convergence of these two manufacturers is expected to deliver a new level of accuracy and reliability to Brazilian farmers, and to other users around the world.
"We are very excited and honored to have been selected as Stara's supplier of GNSS solutions," said Jack Seitz, Agricultural Business Development Manager – Americas for NovAtel. "Combining NovAtel's precise positioning solutions using GPS, GLONASS and our superior GL1DE technology with Stara's innovative, made in Brazil precision agricultural and farm equipment product line, will give Stara customers a new level of accuracy and be a great fit with Stara's leading farm equipment technology."
Cristiano Paim Buss, Manager of Technology for Stara stated, "Stara is committed to combining industry leading technology with the latest farm implements and vehicles to provide the most productive and reliable solution for our customers." Mr. Paim Buss added, "NovAtel's excellence in GNSS solutions using GPS and GLONASS fits extremely well with these goals. Our customers will benefit greatly from this partnership and we are looking forward to a long-term strategic relationship."
NovAtel Inc. is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier of precision Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) components and subsystems, including receivers, antennas, enclosures and firmware.
Headquartered in NaÌƒo-Me-Toque, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Stara S.A. is one of the world's largest agricultural equipment manufacturers. Since its inception in 1953, the company has evolved from assembly and maintenance of agricultural implements to offering an international manufacturing product portfolio including: precision farming, subsoil plows, sprayers, front agriculture loaders, seeders, and much more. Recently Stara has developed and is distributing worldwide a line of high capacity self-propelled sprayers, high precision seeders, and high horsepower tractors.