GBS signs agreement to be a premium reseller for NG Sperry Marine
Longtime experts in Marine navigation systems partner with GBS for radar, navigation, steering control and related products and solutions.
(Virginia Beach, VA) – The GBS Group, a systems integration, software development and technical services firm has signed an agreement to be a Premium Reseller for Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine for Radar, Navigation, Steering Control and related products and solutions.
This follows an agreement from September 2018 where GBS became an Authorized Reseller for Sperry Marine and this update to Premium status is indicative of the strong business partnership that has developed between the two companies.
“As a Premium Sperry Marine re-seller, The GBS Group will continue to market, sell, integrate and support Sperry Marine products with access to deeper discounted pricing, extensive product training, and the highly responsive Sperry Marine global parts and service network” said Bob Golden, CEO at The GBS Group. “As a prime systems integrator, we value strong relationships with great companies like Sperry Marine”.
Sean Christie, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Key Account Manager, Americas commented that “we at Sperry Marine truly appreciate all the work GBS does in representing the Sperry brand. GBS is THE premium reseller for Sperry Marine in the United States. Needless to say, we look forward to a prosperous, long-lasting partnership into the future.”
The successful relationship between The GBS Group and Sperry Marine has grown over the past eight years as The GBS Group was awarded numerous prime contracts to modernize shipboard Radar & Navigation, Steering Control, Gyrocompass, Electronic Charting / “ECDIS” and related vessel control systems. Most notably, GBS was selected in 2017 by the US Coast Guard to design, integrate and test replacement systems for Vessel Steering Control, Navigation, Alarm and Monitoring for twenty seven (27) USCG cutters across the United States. Sperry Marine products were selected to modernize core system functionality and this work will finish in 2021. In addition, the Military Sealift Command and several commercial ship operating companies have selected GBS to modernize multiple vessel control systems including integrated bridge systems, generator and propulsion system controls, deep ocean cable handling machinery controls, IP-based shipboard communication networks and dozens of related systems.
NG Sperry Marine has over 100 years of history and expertise in marine navigation systems that touch literally every corner of the earth. They operate out of 10 countries, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The navigation division employs over 500 people. They have established themselves as a major, global provider of navigation solutions, including radars, compass systems, steering systems, speed logs, integrated bridge, and control systems.
The GBS Group is a full-service engineering firm based in Virginia Beach, VA, specializing in design, systems integration, software development and global field engineering support services. GBS supports marine, naval, and rail transportation customers across the US and Canada, primarily. For more information about The GBS Group go to www.TheGBSGroup.us.
Seth Heinrich, VP, Maritime Division
Rick Berkey, COO