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JAVAD GNSS Establishes Kenton County, Kentucky, Operations Center

JAVAD GNSS, a manufacturer of satellite navigation receivers, plans to establish operations in Fort Wright, Kentucky. The project is expected to create 20 jobs in Kenton County.

The new facility, located at 909 Wright's Summit Parkway, will focus on research, development and engineering design for precision satellite navigation and will be a creative center for professional engineers in firmware development and electronic design.

“As JAVAD GNSS continues to grow both domestically and internationally, we are committed to high standards of design and innovation to provide robust and reliable satellite navigation products to the global market,” said Mitra Ashjaee, CEO of JAVAD GNSS. “This expansion of our engineering capabilities into Kentucky is a deliberate step in our growth and vision to produce first-class products in the USA. JAVAD is excited to work in Fort Wright and participate in the high-tech community for engineering innovations.”

“Expanding the R&D and engineering presence throughout the state is going to better position Kentucky for a successful economy and workforce,” noted Governor Andy Beshear. “The commonwealth has the resources, the location and the people to make this happen, and our momentum is only growing. I want to thank the leadership at JAVAD GNSS for their commitment to Kentucky and I’m excited to see their future success in Fort Wright.”

JAVAD GNSS was founded in 2007, built on a legacy of decades of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) pioneered by Dr. Javad Ashjaee. An international satellite navigation company with headquarters and manufacturing in San Jose, California, JAVAD’s technology enables people, products and machines to globally locate themselves precisely and reliably.

“Having a new R&D center for a Silicon Valley-based company in our growing electronics manufacturing subcluster is a big win for Northern Kentucky,” added BE NKY Growth Partnership President & CEO Lee Crume. “The talent in our region will contribute to JAVAD’s sophisticated high-tech products that are manufactured in the U.S.”

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