Garmin is the World’s leading mobile navigation device company* and a global manufacturer of in-car sat navs, portable navigation devices, handheld GPS units, and GPS products for the marine and outdoor sectors. A recent study by Canalys concluded that:
Garmin achieved the worldwide number one spot for mobile navigation devices in 2007 by performing consistently well in Europe, more than doubling its shipments on 2006 and increasing its market share, while also retaining a clear lead in the booming US market. In 2007, it had an enviable 47% share in the US, and the market quadrupled in size,” said Chris Jones, Canalys VP and principal analyst.
A history of innovation
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies that designs, manufactures, and markets navigation and communications equipment for the aviation and consumer markets.
Specifically, we aim to enrich the lives of customers, suppliers, distributors, and employees by providing the very best products that offer superior quality, safety, and operational features at affordable prices.
What started out in 1989 with a handful of dedicated engineers and a great idea for a product has grown into the Global Positioning System (GPS) leader – both in sales and critical acclaim. From the time Garmin first GPS handhelds supported the Coalition forces in the Gulf War to Garmin current reputation as the first name in GPS innovation, Garmin has helped to take GPS to new heights by going beyond the ordinary features and performance found in typical GPS receivers.
Today, Garmin has a diverse product line and distributors in virtually every part of the world. We have built and sold millions of GPS receivers. While Garmin immediate success has resulted from developing innovative products for a variety of markets, Garmin long-term success is based on Garmin commitment to support Garmin customers after the sale. We are winning over Garmin new customers with quality products, tremendous value, and superior service, and we are working to turn them into loyal Garmin supporters for many years to come.
* Source: for calendar year 2007 worldwide shipment research from market analyst firm Canalys, published February 2008.