Riverside Mfg., LLC, a Fort Wayne-based national developer of harsh-environment electrical solutions, announced a new partnership with Bad Elf, LLC, a leading producer of GPS receivers headquartered in Hartford, Conn. This partnership enables Riverside to assemble commercial GPS receivers entirely in the U.S., a move the company predicts will positively impact supply chain lead times and product quality.
Founded in 2010, Bad Elf delivers affordable accuracy through easy-to-use hardware supported by continuously evolving firmware, apps, and cloud services. Through this new partnership, Bad Elf will collaborate with Riverside to source all the materials for the commercial GPS receivers, and Riverside Manufacturing will manage the assembly process.
Riverside Manufacturing Vice President of Sales and Marketing David Rednour said, “We are thrilled to partner with Bad Elf to assemble this highly-specialized GNSS receiver, the Bad Elf Flex, and get it to market as quickly as possible. Riverside Manufacturing will oversee the full assembly process here in the U.S. indefinitely, adding speed and quality to the supply chain.”
Larry Fox, vice president of marketing and business development at Bad Elf, noted the complexity of the product. A wide variety of applications use the type of commercial GNSS receivers that will be manufactured at Riverside Manufacturing.
“Bad Elf committed to assembling our flagship product, the Bad Elf Flex, here in America years ago. Shortening lead times and improving product quality by collaborating with a highly respected and trusted partner in Riverside Manufacturing directly benefits our customers. It also frees our staff to focus on product development and customer engagement. A high accuracy product, like the Flex, demands high quality out of the box to ensure the one centimeter (1cm) accuracy necessary for customers in architecture, engineering, construction, utilities, oil and gas, archeology and land surveying,” said Fox.
The partnership is active, with units being produced on an ongoing basis at Riverside’s Fort Wayne facility. GPS receivers can be purchased directly from Bad Elf at bad-elf.com.