iXBlue Expands Operations in Brazil

by | Aug 14, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Houston, and Marly-le-Roi, France, Aug. 11, 2014)”iXBlue, a global leader in navigation and positioning systems for offshore and defense applications, has significantly increased support and product availability in Brazil. This is in line with the company's strategic plans to accelerate sustainable long-term growth in this important and expanding market.

iXBlue navigation and positioning products are extensively used by survey, EPC, and other offshore national and international organizations involved in Brazil offshore projects. This includes Petrobras projects in Saipinoa/Guará-Lula pre-salt discoveries of Santos Basin. iXBlue's products are valued by  players in the oil-and-gas value chain for their high performance, enhanced efficiency, and unparalleled reliability.

Phill Wilson, Managing Director iXBlue North America, said, “As a global company with customers operating everywhere, we have US based customers with operations in Brazil who need timely local support and product availability.  The increase in this capability in Brazil is another step forward in our ability to support Oil and Gas customers' diverse operations.”

Expanding the iXBlue dedicated support team in Rio de Janeiro sharpens iXBlue's focus on tailored local services for product adoption, training, deployment services, and timely repair activities. Having access to a large local stock of inertial and acoustic products, iXBlue customers can save time and money during the life cycle of their projects. The latest addition of locally available products in Brazil is the 4th generation GAPS, the pre-calibrated USBL Acoustic Positioning System. GAPS uniquely offers robust shallow and deep water performance, and third party transponder interoperability to offshore customers.

Olivier Cervantes, VP of EMEA-LATAM sales and marketing, said, We are thrilled with the year-on-year increase in our business activities in support of Brazil's oil and gas industry, which includes working with international and Brazilian customers. The expansion in Brazil encompasses all key products across our inertial systems and acoustic systems business units. We’re investing continuously in order to build up our local capabilities.”

iXBlue serves thousands of international customers in more than 30 countries through a 500-strong dedicated professional staff, including global sales, 24/7 support, training services, and numerous international offices.

With more than 30 years of experience, iXBlue is a leader in ultimate-performance FOG navigation and positioning and a market share leader in oil and gas and naval defense applications.

About iXBlue

iXBlue is a leading international supplier of innovative products and solutions for navigation, positioning and imaging. iXBlue civil and military customers have widely deployed systems, operations, and services in complex sea, land, air, and space environments. iXBlue is a major player in offshore oil and gas, a world leader in sea navigation systems, and expert in ocean science and mapping. iXBlue's technologies include photonics, inertial sensors, acoustics, imaging, control, and simulation. iXBlue is recognized for its pioneering inventions in fiber-optic gyroscopes and its full range of other cutting-edge technologies, providing high accuracy, unrivalled performance, and unsurpassed reliability.

iXBlue also differentiates itself through full vertical integration and expertise, easy-to-use versatile products, professional services, customer care, and long-term partnerships. iXBlue serves its customers through sales and support offices around the world, offering 24/7 assistance.

To learn more about iXBlue, visit the company's website at http://www.ixblue.com.


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