NovAtel Receives Prestigious Award for Manufacturing Excellence

(Calgary, Alberta - September 22, 2014) NovAtel Inc.'s Calgary facility has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME). The award acknowledges North American facilities that have demonstrated excellence in manufacturing and business, and recognizes NovAtel's dedication to continuous improvement, best practices, creativity and innovation. A representative of the AME will be presenting the award to NovAtel at the company's Calgary headquarters on October 23, 2014.

“We are very proud to receive an award which recognizes NovAtel as a leader in Enterprise Excellence in North America,” said Michael Ritter, President and CEO of NovAtel. "Fostering a culture of innovation, excellence and continuous improvement, in all aspects of our business, is something we strive for every day.” Mr. Ritter added, “Our lean manufacturing initiatives are just one of the many ways we strive to add value for our customers. Making data driven decisions in combination with fostering employee teamwork, mutual respect and accountability, throughout all levels of our organization, is essential to our long term success in a global marketplace.”

Mike McAloney, VP Operations for NovAtel stated, “This award confirms that we are indeed on the right path 11 years into our Lean journey. We view Lean and Continuous Improvement initiatives as the foundations of the operational excellence that lets us achieve our corporate mission: to generate customer success by providing precise positioning and augmentation technologies that are easy to integrate and provide exceptional ROI.”

NovAtel will also be recognized at the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, November 10 - 14 in Jacksonville, Florida.

About NovAtel Inc.

NovAtel designs, manufactures and sells high precision OEM positioning technology. Our GPS products are used by system integrators in more than 60 countries around the globe to deliver precise positioning solutions in precision agriculture, defense, mapping, autonomous vehicles, survey and many other industries. Developed for efficient and rapid integration, our GNSS products have set the standard in quality and performance for over 20 years. State-of-the-art, lean manufacturing facilities in our  North  American  headquarters  produce  the  industry's  most  extensive  line  of  OEM  receivers, antennas and subsystems. All of our products are backed by a team of highly skilled customer support and design engineers. NovAtel Inc. is based in Calgary, Canada and is part of the Hexagon Group,

About the Association for Manufacturing Excellence

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME's membership is composed of a trusted network of volunteers who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience. Through engaging workshops, plant tours, webinars, summits and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments and improve the skills, competitiveness and overall success of their organizations. Join AME in leading the “Renaissance of Manufacturing in North America." For more information, visit or email

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Posted on 22/09/2014