COMPANY HISTORY

 Key Events in Highlander’s Past

2001

The company “Beijing Highlander Digital Technology Co., Ltd.” is chartered in the Tsinghua Science Park of Beijing.

2002

Highlander launches ship’s voyage data recorder model HLD-A.

2005

Highlander begins producing OEM voyage data recorder systems for a European ship’s equipment maker.

2006

Highlander launches ship’s simplified voyage data recorder model HLD-S2.

2007

Highlander begins producing OEM voyage data recorder systems for a 2nd European ship’s equipment maker.

2008

Highlander launches ship’s voyage data recorder model HLD-B2.

2010

Highlander opens a 2nd engineering center and factory premises, 3300 sqm., in Beijing at the Dijin Road industrial estate.
Highlander is admitted to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, one of the World’s top ten bourses measured by the amount of market capitalization.
Highlander launches VDR fixed data capsule model PDU 100.
Highlander launches its ship’s dual-mode steering system model HLD-MSC200.

2011

Highlander launches its ship’s bridge navigational watch alarm system model HLD-BNWAS 100.
Highlander launches its ship’s heading control system HLD-SC200.
Highlander launches its ship’s rudder angle indication system HLD-RAIS100.
Highlander launches its 1st generation ship’s electronic chart display and information system HLD-ECDIS 1000.
Highlander launches its 1st generation, 800 series X and S band ARPA radar system.

2012

Highlander opens a new 30,000 sqm. factory in Nantong.

2013

Highlander launches its ship’s track control system HLD-TCS 600.
Highlander launches its 2nd generation ship’s electronic chart display and information system HLD-ECDIS 100.
Highlander establishes engineering centers in Russia and Italy.
Highlander introduces vessel monitoring system HLD-VMS200.

2014

Highlander launches ship’s voyage data recorder model HLD-VDR600 meeting new IMO Resolution MSC.333(90).
Highlander introduces integrated navigation system HLD-INS600.

2015

Highlander launches its 2nd generation ship’s bridge navigational watch alarm system model HLD-BNWAS 600.
Highlander acquires equity stake in Laurel Technologies Co., Ltd. of Shanghai.
Highlander moves its Shanghai offices to Hongkou district.
Highlander acquires equity stake in Rockson Automation GmbH of Germany.
Highlander delivers its 10th multi-sensor coastal surveillance system.

2016

Highlander celebrates 15th year anniversary.
Highlander launches its 2nd generation ship’s heading control system HLD-SC 600.
Highlander launches its 2nd generation, 900 series X and S band ARPA radar system.

2017

Highlander launches its 3rd generation ship’s electronic chart display and information system HLD-ECDIS 600.