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Actisense host Michael Tomlinson MP

Michael Tomlinson MP has visited Actisense’s Poole Headquarters in recognition of their exporting excellence and work with Dorset Young Chamber.

Founded by CEO Phil Whitehurst in 1997, Actisense in Poole has grown from a small one-man operation to a global and market-leading provider of sophisticated marine electronic equipment. Celebrating the international success of the Dorset based company and their work in the Dorset business community, Michael Tomlinson MP for North Dorset and Poole, has paid a special visit to the Actisense Headquarters on Harwell Road.
Meeting Actisense representatives, Michael was given a guided tour of their 8,000ft² premises, gaining an insight into their day to day operations and internationally recognised marine electronic products. Serving the commercial and leisure marine markets, Actisense has over the last two decades grown an extensive international network. This includes over 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada, Korea and all of mainland Europe.
Following his show around, Michael also had the opportunity to find out about Actisense’s work with the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their support for the organisation’s ‘Young Chamber’ initiative.
Actisense CEO, Phil Whitehurst said:
“We were really pleased to welcome Michael to the Actisense HQ and provide him with an insight into our work. The Young Chamber initiative is important to us and we are delighted that Michael has shown his support for this. Hopefully, this will encourage other Dorset businesses to join the Young Chamber programme too.’’
Michael Tomlinson MP, comments:
“It was an honour to be invited to Actisense. They have continued to contribute to our region's reputation as a home of both expertise and innovation. I also fully support their contribution to the Young Chamber.’’
The Young Chamber Initiative aims to build partnerships between educators and local businesses, to give young people access to advice, guidance and future career opportunities. As part of the initiative, Actisense has sponsored St Edward’s School in Poole providing a variety of support.
Michael Antram, Headteacher of St. Edward’s School said:
“We want all our students to leave school as well-rounded individuals and with a strong sense of what is required of them when they reach the world of work. Young Chamber will provide meaningful opportunities for students throughout the school. We are very thankful for Actisense’s support in this.”
Ian Girling, Chief Executive of Dorset Chamber said:
“Actisense are leaders in their field and are proactive across the Dorset business community as well as in their own business sector. We highly value our relationship with Actisense and are grateful for their support for Young Chamber and St Edwards School.”

Actisense celebrates record achievements during anniversary year

Multi-award winning marine electronics brand Actisense, is celebrating a record year with exceptional growth figures, new products and worldwide success.

During their 20th anniversary year, Active Research, creators of the Actisense marine electronics brand, have reported exceptional growth figures. Based in Poole, the global and market-leading provider grew by over 25% in 2017. Serving both the leisure and commercial marine markets they continue to break into new territories and develop their business overseas.

Taking the Actisense brand across the world’s oceans, in 2017 they expanded their extensive international export network opening in new markets including China, India and South America. The company now works with over 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from the Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe.

Employing a team of highly skilled and qualified people, they have striven to increase their international exports and produce new innovative products. This has seen them receive the prestigious 2017 NMEA Product of Excellence Award for the third consecutive year for their ‘NGT-1’ product. Last year, Actisense was also presented with the British Chamber Awards, Regional Export Business of the Year Award by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Another testament to their ongoing global success, Actisense returned to the world’s largest marine tradeshow, the 30th annual METSTRADE in Amsterdam, for the 17th year in a row. The event gave them an excellent opportunity to introduce two of their latest products, the NDC-5, NMEA 0183 Combiner/Multiplexer and the PRO-MUX-1, professional multiplexer.

Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense said:

“We had a very successful 2017 with increased growth figures and sales, in addition to award wins and new product releases. I must give a big thank you to the whole team, who have been crucial to our success. This year we will continue to focus on growth and enhancing our brand in 2018. This will include enlarging our network of global distributors plus creating new partnerships and business opportunities.’’

Actisense exhibit at biggest ever international Düsseldorf boat show

Actisense, the award-winning NMEA specialists are exhibiting at the largest ever boot Düsseldorf international boat show in Germany.

Actisense the market leading marine electronics brand from Active Research Limited in Poole, UK, is exhibiting at the boot Düsseldorf, Boat Show in Germany. Expected to be the largest ever boot Düsseldorf, Actisense will join 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries.

Representatives from Actisense will be located at the prestigious German Boat and Shipbuilding Association (DBSV) stand. Strengthening their German marine industry connections, they are also attending alongside their German distributor Global Maritime Management GmbH. Featured Actisense products will include the new NDC-5, NMEA 0183 Combiner/Multiplexer and the PRO-MUX-1, professional multiplexer.

The boot Düsseldorf boat show is considered one of the largest international events in the commercial and leisure marine industry calendar. Taking place within a 90365 sqm exhibition space, over a quarter of million visitors are expected to attend this year’s boot Düsseldorf. The show runs for 9 days from Monday 20th until Sunday 28th January 2018 and will feature the latest trends and innovations in the boating and yacht sectors.

Danny Thrasher, Head of Sales & Operations at Actisense, said:
“We’re really looking forward to attending this year’s boot show in Düsseldorf and feel extremely fortunate to be situated within the prestigious DBSV stand area. Growing every year, the show will give us an excellent opportunity to meet new and potential customers from around the globe, as we share exclusive news about our sophisticated product range.”