Ocean Signal Ltd, a supplier of marine communication and safety equipment, has announced it has been acquired by Drew Marine Ltd. The business will operate as a unit of ACR Electronics, Inc. (ACR), a global leader in safety and survival technologies.
Combining two experienced electronic engineering teams, according to ACR and Ocean Signal, both companies now have the in-house capabilities to develop the next generation of survival products for the marine, land, military and aviation markets.
Alan Wrigley, managing director of Ocean Signal commented, “This is an exciting time for Ocean Signal and ACR. This combination will allow Ocean Signal to expand its capabilities and together we will redefine safety and survival technology in order to save more lives around the world – which is the objective we are all working towards.”
Founded in 2008, Ocean Signal recently launched the award-winning rescueME MOB1 and rescueME EDF1 Electronic Distress Flare to add to its established portfolio of rescueME and SafeSea products.
Gerry Angeli, president of ACR Electronics commented, “Ocean Signal has pioneered a number of innovations in marine safety. Their ability to create a strong brand in a short period of time is a testament to their product design, quality and understanding of the market. Like ACR, Ocean Signal is known for reliable products that perform in the worst conditions the first time, every time and we are excited to add them to our team.”
Ocean Signal will continue to operate as usual from its UK base in Margate, with Alan Wrigley continuing as managing director.
For more information, visit Ocean Signal.