Digital navigation company GNS and chart provider Cornes Chart Group have announced the acquisition of GNS by Cornes, a deal following on from Cornes’ acquisition of US and Singapore based Safe Navigation earlier this year.
The new partners claim that the combination of the three companies following the acquisitions will create the largest provider of navigation software, data and products in the world.
“We are very pleased to be able to welcome GNS and its employees into the Cornes Group,” said Toshiyuki Kamoshita, director of Cornes & Co and COO of Cornes’ Maritime Division.
“Cornes is one of the leading chart businesses in the world. GNS has the highest quality software in the sector and has pioneered the use of data analytics in the delivery of digital solutions to its customers. There is a great geographic fit between the two businesses and Cornes looks forward to investing in GNS and developing the customer proposition even further in the coming years.”
Paul Stanley, CEO of GNS, also commented, “Over the last 4 years GNS has invested heavily in developing the market leading suite of digital products for marine navigation, Voyager. GNS’s combination with Cornes will accelerate the development of Voyager and GNS’s other services and will maintain GNS’s strong culture around the safety of life at sea.”