Business Type: Marine Safety Solutions / Search and Rescue
Seas Of Solutions Acquires Orolia Maritime
Seas Of Solutions B.V has acquired Orolia’s Maritime Safety Business, excluding Fleet Management solutions, and is now the new owner of the world's most trusted names in emergency readiness and response.
The major marine technology brands of Netwave, McMurdo and Kannad Marine and their award-winning EPIRBs, Personal Location Beacons and Voyage Data Recorders will now continue under Seas Of Solutions.
The technology is used by commercial shipping companies, local and national governments, maritime organisations, cruise ships, search and rescue teams, and other organisations whose missions include maritime and/or search and rescue programs.
The newly-formed Europe-based business is led by owner Paul Smulders, the former Chief Executive of Netwave and marine connectivity specialist Radio Holland.
The company, with its headquarters in Zoetermeer, in the Netherlands and its UK office in Portsmouth, will retain all associated Orolia Maritime staff under their current terms and conditions and the European OEMs and global distribution network will remain. The service and support network and product warranty terms will be unchanged.
Paul Smulders commented:
“Seas Of Solutions is proud to continue the 150 years of combined tradition and experience behind McMurdo, Netwave and Kannad Marine. Product owners, new customers and everyone connected with the brands, will be pleased to know that it is business as usual.
“I am very excited by the acquisition, as it allows us to focus on developing, manufacturing and selling emergency beacons and VDR ‘black boxes’ for the marine sector.
“My experience as a nautical officer and then in senior sales, maritime services and manufacturing roles in the maritime industry puts me in an ideal position to understand how our products can best benefit end-users and distributors alike.”
Paul Smulders - Owner of Seas of Solutions
About Seas of Solutions / Orolia Maritime
Among key products in the ranges being acquired by Seas Of Solutions is FastFind Return Link, the world’s first RLS Enabled Distress Beacon.
Orolia will continue as a world leader in Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions for military and commercial applications worldwide.