Velodyne LiDAR Continues Global Expansion, Opens European Operations

Velodyne Europe GmbH will Provide Technical Sales, Service and Engineering Support to Europe, Middle East, and Africa

MORGAN HILL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Velodyne announced today that it has officially opened Velodyne Europe GmbH in the Frankfurt Rhein Main area in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The expansion of Velodyne operations will further enhance the production and engineering support model Velodyne LiDAR is implementing globally.


Velodyne Europe continues to build its technical sales and engineering support team including positions for Applications Engineers, Sales and Support Engineers, and Strategic Account Managers. "We are creating an organization that will provide our regional customers and distribution partners the depth of support they require for their R&D, production, and after-sales support activities," said Erich Smidt, Velodyne Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Velodyne LiDAR technology plays an important role in real-time, 3D LiDAR applications for natural navigation in both indoor and outdoor environments, autonomous driving (ADAS), robotic perception, high-resolution 3D mobile mapping, UAVs, and security/surveillance applications.

"Velodyne understands the need to be near our customers. European companies are global leaders in using the Velodyne LiDAR technology. We want to continue providing them with the most advanced 3D LiDAR sensors on the market, as well as the engineering and logistical support to help them achieve their goals," said Mike Jellen, President and COO, Velodyne LiDAR.

Velodyne Europe GmbH is located at Marktstraße 32-34, 65428 Rüsselsheim, Germany, and is the headquarters for Velodyne operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

About Velodyne LiDAR

Founded in 1983 by David S. Hall, Velodyne Acoustics Inc. first disrupted the premium audio market through Hall's patented invention of virtually distortion-less, servo-driven subwoofers. Hall subsequently leveraged his knowledge of robotics and 3D visualization systems to invent ground breaking sensor technology for self-driving cars and 3D mapping, introducing the HDL-64 Solid-State Hybrid LiDAR sensor in 2005. Since then, Velodyne LiDAR has emerged as the leading supplier of solid-state hybrid LiDAR sensor technology used in a variety of commercial applications including advanced automotive safety systems, autonomous driving, 3D mobile mapping, 3D aerial mapping and security. The compact, lightweight HDL-32E sensor is available for applications including UAVs, while the VLP-16 LiDAR Puck is a 16-channel LiDAR sensor that is both substantially smaller and dramatically less expensive than previous generation sensors. For more information, including white papers, visit www.velodynelidar.com.

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