Sonardyne International, a provider of subsea and marine technologies for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has announced that it has acquired specialist underwater imaging and inspection firm 2G Robotics Inc.
Upon joining the Sonardyne group of companies, 2G Robotics will still remain an independent business and brand, continuing to serve its customer base in UUVs and ROVs. Company founder Jason Gillham will continue to lead 2G Robotics as Chief Executive Officer, and the company will continue to operate from its current location in Ontario, Canada. The acquisition of 2G Robotics is the latest step in Sonardyne’s long-term growth strategy and follows the recent acquisition of Danish survey software company EIVA.
John Ramsden, Sonardyne’s managing director, commented: “2G Robotics has a dedicated research team and well developed product and service lines, with scope for growth. As an independent company, their offering is complementary to the growing range of products and services our wider group of companies provides to the marine sector.”
Jason Gillham, CEO of 2G Robotics, stated: “Sonardyne is a great fit for us, with their existing global reach. We look forward to growing with their support and working with our new partners.”