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Beier Radio Marks 70 Years Serving Global Marine Industry

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 17, 2015

Frank L. Beier, circa 1938 (Photo: Beier Radio)

Frank L. Beier, circa 1938 (Photo: Beier Radio)

Beier Radio, Inc. marks its 70-year anniversary in 2015 providing engineering, sales and service for marine electronics around the globe. During its 70 years in business, Beier Radio has grown from being one of the first marine electronics distributors in the southern United States to a worldwide leader in integrated vessel control, navigation and communications systems as well as mariner training.
 
“Beier Radio has always been committed to delivering products and services that meet the current demands of the marine industry and also anticipate the future needs of our customers in the challenging marine environment,” said owner Karl Beier. “From our expansion into engineering and manufacturing with Sentinel Controls to the opening of the Marine Training Institute, Beier Radio continues to grow and strengthen. We thank our loyal customers around the world who have allowed us to serve them over these successful 70 years in business, and look forward to working with our current and future customers for many years to come.”
 
Beier Radio was founded by Frank L. Beier in 1945 and began providing systems integration of mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems with controls in 1975. In 1980, the company began selling Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems, representing all of the major DP manufacturers, and in 1999, Beier Radio began working with Navis Engineering to develop its own IVCS2000 Integrated Vessel Control System. Beier Radio opened its first DP Training Center certified by the Nautical Institute in London 2007.
 
In 2012, Beier Radio purchased the engineering and manufacturing company Sentinel Controls and just two years later, opened a new mariner training facility – The Marine Training Institute – in Houma, Louisiana, to provide DP and ECDIS training. The company also opened a new manufacturing, engineering and service facility in Houma in 2014, and moved into new management and administrative offices in Mandeville, Louisiana.
 
Having supplied DP systems for hundreds of vessels over the past 70 years, Beier Radio is recognized as a global leader in providing turnkey vessel control and navigation solutions. Beier Radio’s integrated engineering department and installation team specialize in retrofit projects, providing custom-designed systems that reduce vessel downtime achieve the highest level of performance on the open water. Products include Vessel Monitoring and Management Systems, Steering Systems, DP Systems, Shaft Tachs, Navigation Light Panels and more. In addition, the company sells a full line of marine communication and navigation products. Beier provides international support for all of its products.
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