Throughout 2016, the company witnessed sizable growth. In terms of sales, they saw a significant 12% increase from 2015. To accommodate their phenomenal growth rate, Actisense has also moved into new premises in Harwell Road, Poole, giving the company more than twice the floor space. Taking the brand across the world’s oceans, Actisense can now also call upon an extensive network of over 70 distributors in 40 countries, stretching from the US to New Zealand, Iceland to China and now all of mainland Europe.
In recognition of their growth, Actisense has won multiple awards in the last year. These include both the ‘Exporter of the Year’ award and ‘Business of the Year’ award at the Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2016. Actisense has also achieved the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 industry accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The accreditations are a cumulation of several years work by the entire team at Actisense to optimise their quality and environmental management.
Employing a team of 17 highly skilled and qualified people, up from 11 less than two years ago, they have striven to produce new and innovative products. This has seen them receive the prestigious 2016 NMEA Product of Excellence Award for their ‘NGT-1’ product. They have also recently launched a new product range which includes the ‘PRO-BUF-1’ that has already been exported across the globe; including countries such as USA, Spain, Holland and Sweden.
A testament to their ongoing global success, in November Actisense returned to the world’s largest marine tradeshow, METSTRADE in Amsterdam, for the 16th year in a row. For the first time, they also attended Seawork Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China, and Seawork International in Southampton. These exhibitions have marked a major leap for Actisense into the worldwide commercial marine market.
Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense said:
“What a whirlwind year it’s been for Actisense! It's been a phenomenal year of achievements and continued growth. The team has been crucial to all our ongoing successes and I must say a huge thank you to them all. Looking ahead, we will be focusing on many new developments for 2017. This includes growing our network of global distributors plus creating new partnerships and business opportunities.’’