Garmin was founded on the principles of innovation, convenience, performance, value, and service. The co-founders Gary Burrell and Dr. Min Kao display the company's innovative products in the lobby of their Olathe, Kansas, world headquarters.
What began as a brainstorming session of a handful of engineers around a card table in 1989 has evolved into a worldwide collaborative effort of thousands of colleagues. Garmin's goal, as it was then, remains simple: To create navigation and communication devices that can enrich our customers lives. The company's innovative products span various areas of interest, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications.