Newly Merged Drew Marine and ACR under New Ownership

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Drew Marine announced it is merging with ACR Electronics, Inc., a global provider of safety products and solutions to the aviation, marine, military and commercial markets worldwide. ACR’s core products include life-saving devices such as rescue beacons, safety lights, and other safety equipment which have been sold for decades under the ACR and Artex brands.

Drew Marine is a global provider of technical solutions and services to the maritime and offshore industries specializing in fire, safety and rescue (FSR), water treatment, maintenance chemicals, fuel management and welding and refrigeration products.

“The addition of ACR to Drew Marine is part of our strategy to expand our offerings in the safety and rescue markets,” said Len Gelosa, Drew Marine President and CEO. “ACR products, combined with our Pains Wessex and Comet pyrotechnic signals, provide a complete solution to rescue signaling. The ACR and ARTEX brands – like the Drew Marine, Pains Wessex, Comet, Aurora and Alexander / Ryan brands – are known for world class quality, state of the art technology and unsurpassed reliability.”

Headquartered in Whippany, N.J., Drew Marine serves global customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. ACR’s operations are headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where they will remain.

The merger is taking place concurrently with the sale of both Drew Marine and ACR to The Jordan Company. The Jordan Company, founded in 1982, is a leading middle-market private equity firm with approximately $6 billion of capital under management and a successful track record of investing in and growing businesses across a wide range of industries, headquartered in New York with offices in Chicago and Shanghai.

drew-marine.com

acrartex.com

thejordancompany.com
 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

‘Blue Queen’ on First Mission

The platform supply vessel 'Blue Queen', an ULSTEIN PX121 design, was named at Ulstein Verft on Friday 27 February. The ship will be working in the spot market.

US, Australian, Indonesian Navies Commemorate Battle of Sunda Strait

Senior officials from the United States, Australia and Indonesia paid their respects to the crews of USS Houston (CA 30) and HMAS Perth (D 29) during a wreath laying ceremony March 1,

USS Jason Dunham Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe March 3, 2015.

Marine Equipment

‘Blue Queen’ on First Mission

The platform supply vessel 'Blue Queen', an ULSTEIN PX121 design, was named at Ulstein Verft on Friday 27 February. The ship will be working in the spot market.

Rotterdam Port Receives Largest Box Ship

The MSC Oscar arrived on Tuesday (yesterday) at the APM1 terminal in Rotterdam. With a capacity of 19,224 TEU (20-foot containers), the 396 meters long and 59

USS Jason Dunham Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe March 3, 2015.

Maritime Safety

US, Australian, Indonesian Navies Commemorate Battle of Sunda Strait

Senior officials from the United States, Australia and Indonesia paid their respects to the crews of USS Houston (CA 30) and HMAS Perth (D 29) during a wreath laying ceremony March 1,

USS Jason Dunham Enters U.S. 6th Fleet

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe March 3, 2015.

UAE Shipping Delegation to Meet with Greek Counterparts

A delegation of Middle East maritime heavyweights including H.E. Khamis Juma Buamim, chairman & group CEO Drydocks World and Maritime World and Rashid Mohammed Al Habsi,

Mergers & Acquisitions

Genting Acquires Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises has been sold for $550 million to the owner of Asia's largest cruise line and a major shareholder of Norwegian Cruise Line.    Crystal's parent company,

VesselVanguard Partners with Hatteras Yachts

VesselVanguard announced today a new partnership with Hatteras Yachts to provide a five-year subscription for its award-winning maintenance management solution

Shipping Industry Faces Shake Up

As global shipping grapples with its worst downturn in 30 years, private equity firms are unwinding massive bets made on the sector in a move set to accelerate

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2065 sec (5 req/sec)