ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom-based designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art lifejacket inflating devices. The business will report into communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal, a brand of ACR Electronics.
UML designs a range of automatic and manual lifejacket inflation systems that are approved for integration into lifejackets manufactured around the world for the commercial, leisure and military maritime markets.
“At ACR we have one mission - to design and build quality products knowing they are used to save lives,” said Gerry Angeli, President of ACR Electronics. “UML is established as the preferred choice for lifejacket manufacturers around the world because of the reliability of its products and attention to detail. We are excited to add another brand with the same passion for saving lives to our portfolio.”
ACR Electronics, along with Ocean Signal and ARTEX, provide safety and survival equipment to the maritime and aviation markets including Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Personal Locator Beacons (PLB), Search and Rescue Transponders (SART), AIS Man Overboard Beacons, Lifejacket Strobe Lights, Searchlights and VHF radios.
UML Managing Director John Perrins said: “Our products are integrated onto lifejackets designed to save lives. It is exciting to now be a part of one company that has the technology to automatically inflate a lifejacket, alert Search and Rescue, and also enable visual location from a strobe light or E-Flare to complete the rescue.”
Financial terms of the acquisition will not be released.
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About ACR Electronics, Inc.
ACR Electronics, Inc., designs and manufactures a complete line of safety and survival products for the brands ACR, Ocean Signal, ARTEX and NAL Research. Available products include Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs), Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), ARTEX Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), Search and Rescue Transponders (SARTs), Strobe Lights, Life Jacket Lights, Boat Search Lights, and other associated safety accessories. ACR’s facility Quality Management System (QMS) is certified by TUV USA and is certified in accordance with AS9100C / ISO 9001:2008 standards. Recognized as a world leader in safety and survival technologies for over 60 years, ACR has provided life-saving equipment to the marine, outdoor, aviation industries as well as to various government agencies worldwide.
About Ocean Signal
Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal™ is dedicated to providing the technology and quality of product that will set industry standards. Ocean Signal’s product portfolio consists of the rescueME range of products, including the rescueME PLB1, the rescueME MOB1, the rescueME EPIRB1 and the rescueME EDF1 electronic distress flare, plus the AIS Alarm Box, and the SafeSea range of GMDSS products, including the E100 and E100G EPIRB, S100 SART and V100 handheld VHF radio, as well as the M100 and M100X professional MSLD and E101V float-free EPIRB with integrated voyage data record memory capsule. They provide both recreational and commercial mariners with simple to use, compact and affordable life-saving solutions.
United Moulders Limited (UML) started manufacturing plastic injection mouldings in England over 45 years ago. Used extensively throughout the leisure, commercial and military sectors, the UML range of ISO 12402-7 approved Lifejacket Inflation Systems and SOLAS approved Lifejacket Lights are the preferred choice for lifejacket manufacturers across the world.