Rolls-Royce buys UK supplier of ship control systems

United Kingdom
4th December 2020

Rolls-Royce buys UK supplier of ship control systems

Servowatch Systems, a UK-based international supplier of integrated marine automation solutions for navies, commercial vessels and large yachts, has been acquired by Rolls-Royce.

The purchase of Servowatch, based in Essex, will significantly expand the ship automation division of the MTU product and solution brand of Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems business. MTU systems power yachts, provide energy and offer complete life-cycle support.

Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power System, said:


Servowatch automation systems monitor and control the operation of numerous large ships; for example, large yachts and government vessels – not only the propulsion system, but also numerous other functions such as heating and ventilation and power supply, and will be fully integrated into MTU’s product range.

Knut Müller, vice president of the Marine and Governmental Division of Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems business unit, commented:

Servowatch employs around 35 people at its headquarters in Heybridge, with an additional 11 people in India.

Kevin Daffey, Director Marine Systems & Automation at Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems business unit, commented:

The acquisition of Servowatch products into the Rolls Royce branding means that development, growth and customer service can be the focus.

Wayne Ross, managing director of Servowatch Systems, said:

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