Guidance Navigation

Laser-guided safety


Guidance Navigation is a high-tech products company specialising in laser and microwave positioning and navigation. Much of its business comes from the sale of local position reference sensors for Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems that enable ships to hold their position and operate safely in close proximity to offshore oil and gas installations.

Its track record of delivering significant safety and cost benefits by bringing innovative position-measurement technologies to high-value markets across several continents has earned it numerous awards.

Since its foundation in 1991, Guidance has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise twice – the second time in 2014, the same year that it was recognised by HSBC’s Global Connections 2014 competition as one of the UK’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies.

  • Founded in 1991, Guidance has twice won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

“Our key value is that we’re driven by our customers’ requirements and we are committed to deliver reliability, quality and durability in our products from the first R&D activity to after-sales service,” says CEO Jan Grothusen. “Our success is based on innovation and being a forward-thinking and proactive organisation. These qualities, alongside an impressive product portfolio, are responsible for the company’s success. 

“As an ambitious global business we are committed to maintaining our leading position through significant investment in our people and technologies to deliver products that will help shape the future of our industries.”

Guidance more than doubled its revenues between 2009 and 2013 through “a careful balance of M&A and organic growth”, says Jan, and he expects the company’s workforce to increase over the next five years alongside financial growth.