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CHC Navigation Completes Acquisition of AMW, forms AMW Machine Control Solutions Inc. and appoints Phil Gabriel as President


Grand Rapids, Michigan – July 16, 2018 – Shanghai-based GNSS technology and solution company, Shanghai Huace Satellite Navigation Technology Ltd. (“CHC Navigation”) is pleased to announce it has acquired the business assets and personnel of AMW Machine Control Inc. The business will now be conducted by AMW Machine Control Solutions Inc. (“AMW Solutions”), a subsidiary of CHC Navigation.

AMW Solutions business has over 30 years of advanced machine guidance, machine control and GNSS knowhow. With innovative topo and machine control software solutions known as GRADE, DIRT, DITCH, PIPE, LANDFILL and ROAD, AMW Solutions offers the industry’s most cost-effective solutions designed for equipment operators.  AMW Solutions offerings will be based upon turnkey, wireless CHC Navigation Android industrial tablets and industry-leading CHC Navigation RTK GNSS receivers.

AMW Solutions has also appointed Phil Gabriel as President.  Phil brings over 25 years’ experience in the positioning industry, having previously served as President of Hemisphere GNSS Inc. and currently serving as the General Manager for CHC Navigation North America. Under Phil’s experienced leadership and along with AMW Solutions’ technical expertise, CHC Navigation is poised to significantly grow its market share in the civil engineering and construction industry, with products catering to small, medium and large enterprise farming and construction equipment users.

“Our customers really like CHC Navigation’s positioning products and their new Android Tablets.  We have re-developed our popular applications from the ground up to run Android while being more intuitive and wireless, wherever possible.  With standardized hardware, AMW Solutions will be able to better support our existing customers and to attract new ones”, said Mark Williams, founder of AMW and now Director, Product Management.  “AMW has been innovating in-machine control for many years. We are pleased to combine forces to offer the market incredible value and simple to use products.”, stated Phil Gabriel, North American GM for CHC Navigation and President of AMW Solutions.

About AMW Machine Control Solutions Inc. and CHC Navigation

A US subsidiary of CHC Navigation, based near Grand Rapids, Michigan, the AMW Solutions team combine their many years’ experience in the construction and agriculture industries as well as with extensive GNSS Survey technologies, applying their user knowledge to create innovative and robust products at competitive prices and great user experiences.  They understand that it takes reliable products, great service and support to build the confidence in their dealers and equipment users.


CHC Navigation is a GNSS positioning technology and products company who went public on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in March 2017.  CHC Navigation is in its 15th year as a leading innovator of GNSS technology and solutions. As a publicly-listed company, it currently has a market cap of approximately $1 billion and is quickly becoming a global leader in High Accuracy Satellite Positioning Solutions through innovative solutions and support. CHC Navigation and CHCNAV are trademarks of Shanghai Huace Navigation Technology Ltd.



For more information, please contact:

AMW Machine Control Solutions Inc.

Phil Gabriel, President