About Us

Reliable high-accuracy positioning with GPS and GNSS

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Septentrio designs and manufactures multi-frequency multi-constellation GPS/GNSS positioning technology for demanding applications. At the core of our receivers is the latest GNSS technology delivering reliable centimeter-level positioning. Our receivers are known for their outstanding performance, high level of security and resilience in challenging environments. That is why our products serve in safety-critical applications and are part of critical infrastructure around the world.  

Septentrio provides positioning solutions for industrial applications such as robotics, construction, survey and mapping, scientific, reference networks, maritime, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) among others. See our top applications.

Septentrio has its headquarters in Leuven (Belgium) and has a world-wide presence with offices in Espoo (Finland), Los Angeles (USA), Shanghai (China), Yokohama (Japan)and Seoul (Korea) as well as numerous partners around the world.

20+ Years of innovation

Septentrio was started in year 2000, as a spin-off of imec, the world's largest and most advanced semiconductor research institute with over 5000 researchers. From the start, we used the most advanced semiconductor designs for low power, high performance and disturbance mitigation. The nearby KULeuven University is one of Europe’s leading universities and is an excellent source of top talent in areas such as signal processing and advanced algorithms, although we attract top specialists from around the globe. We continue to work with imec as well as other highly specialized partners to build the best GNSS receivers in the world. 

Cutting-edge GNSS technology

From its inception, Septentrio has been involved in many programs for the European Space Agency and the Galileo GNSS program. As an example, we developed the first receivers to decode the advanced signals from a Galileo satellite and have tested and validated all Galileo signals ever since, including the PRS signals.


Your reliable OEM long-term partner

We see it as our mission to make you win in your markets, by providing you with the world's best GPS/GNSS receivers . As your long-term partner, our job is to provide you with competitive products, while our in-depth understanding of the technology and committed support ensures smooth integration and successful operation.  


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We take our customer’s success personally. We are with them every step of the way to make sure they get the best GNSS positioning solution for their unique application.

Antoon De Proft
CEO, Septentrio


Our energetic team consists of top GNSS and electronics experts who are passionate about connecting customers with the best positioning solutions. We are proud to have received the following awards:

  • Trends Gazelle Award – 2007 - fastest rate of growth among Belgian start-up companies. Nomimated again in 2021.
  • GPS World Products Leadership Award – 2018 and 2013

Septentrio is growing! Want to join our dynamic team? Visit our jobs page to see the full list of vacancies.