NNG and STOPOL Cooperation Opens Russian Navigation Market

NNG LLC, leading navigation solution developer of the iGO primo® software, and STOPOL Group LLC, Russia’s preeminent automotive aftermarket provider, today announce their strategic cooperation to offer cutting-edge navigation solutions for the Russian aftermarket.

The agreement will see NNG attain significant growth in the Russian navigation business by providing its market-proven iGO Navigation engine for one of the largest suppliers of automobile head-units, powered by maps from Nokia’s Location & Commerce business.

STOPOL has been leading the Russian automotive aftermarket for over 10 years, and has established itself as the company that sets the trends in automotive infotainment solutions. This strategic partnership sees NNG boost its presence in Russia, a country that is anticipated to become one of the next major automotive markets in the world.

NNG’s award-winning iGO Navigation engine offers reliable navigation functionality to partners in 115 countries. The latest custom-built solution has been specifically developed for the Russian infotainment market’s needs. It provides a wide range of advanced and local-specific features to support the Russian traveler, such as point addressing (door-to-door navigation), extended lanes (transparent view of lanes and traffic flow), Natural Guidance (guidance through the use of descriptive reference points) and speedcams. In addition, NNG’s online portal, Naviextras.com offers local users customer support in Russian, while the Latest Map Guarantee function ensures easy access to maps and feature updates to deliver the best navigation experience. STOPOL's and NNG’s joint navigation solution uses best-in-class maps and location content from Nokia Locations & Commerce.

„We are looking forward with great expectations to our strategic partnership with STOPOL, enabling NNG to provide innovative aftermarket navigation solutions for the Russian market. Russia represents a key region to us, and we expect that our collaboration with STOPOL will greatly influence the growth of the Russian automotive aftermarket,” – said Péter Rimár, regional sales manager at NNG LLC.

„As the leading automotive provider in Russia, we strive to offer the best quality and the most innovative solutions to our users. By partnering with NNG, we are now able to provide high-level navigation solutions that are seemlessly integrated into our infotainment centers, specifically built to meet our customers’ needs,” Stanislav Mikhaenkin, Brand Manager at STOPOL Group LLC.

„Nokia Location & Commerce understands the complexities of location, and delivers products and services designed to guide people seamlessly to their destinations. We have made significant investments in developing premium map and content solutions for Russia and the CIS, and are delighted to extend our long-term relationship with NNG into this exciting, fast evolving market,” added Yiannis Moissidis, Vice President Emerging Markets EMEA at Nokia Location & Commerce.