AND International Publishers
amsterdam : AND

May 19, 2011 01:02 ET

Mapmaker AND forms Joint Venture with Indian SatNav

AND will get access to the comprehensive digital map of India

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - Mapmaker AND today announced to set up a Joint Venture with SatNav Technologies. The Joint Venture gives AND the opportunity to further grow presence in an increasingly significant emerging market. AND will offer the digital map of India to existing and new customers all over the world.

AND Chief Executive Officer Maarten Oldenhof says, "India has always been of strategic interest to us, with its largely untapped Location Based Services market. It represents a growing opportunity for us. This Joint Venture now gives us the increased thrust in the region, give more value to our customers."

SatNav Technologies will get access to the best mapping technologies in the world from AND and upgrade their Indian map IP in line with the standards followed worldwide. AND will get access to SatNav's map data of India. It is exhaustive, covering over 1000 cities and millions of point of interest apart from a comprehensive highway network. The Joint Venture can also be used to do in-house, work that earlier used to be outsourced to other companies in the country.

Amit Kishore Prasad, Founder MD & CEO, SatNav Technologies said, "This is a very strategic Joint Venture which will herald the beginning of SatNav's efforts at integrating with the global GPS markets."

About AND

AND provides digital maps for location-based services and is the only independent company in the global mapping market. The company focuses on the further development of its advanced digital maps to position itself even more effectively in the market. AND was founded in 1984 and is listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam AND. (http://www.and.com)

About SatNav Technologies

Incorporated on January 9, 2004, SatNav Technologies is a pioneer in GPS Navigation since 2005, Market leader today. SatNav's products include an immensely popular GPS Navigation Product SatGuide available at hundreds of stores all over the country including leading retailers like Croma, EZone, Reliance, ABRL, Staples among others - that is helping customers "Never Get Lost!". Variants include Navigation solutions for dedicated navigation devices, PDAs, Phones, Laptops, Desktops, SatGuide Logger among others. Also in SatNav portfolio are unique products; a Business Infrastructure Management System, a- mantra; and an online directions portal Roadsofindia.com, SatTracx Locator for mobiles, Child Phone as well as Personal Trackers and now Live Traffic Info.

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Contact Information

  • For more information
    Contact AND:
    Maarten Oldenhof
    (CEO)
    Tel.: +31 10 8851200
    or check www.and.com

    Contact SatNav:
    Srinivas Ram
    Sloka PR
    (M) +91 9000793986
    Email Contact