Navico, a heavyweight in marine electronics, acquires Naviop

Naviop joins marine electronics group Navico

Navico, already owner of Lowrance, Simrad and B&G acquires the Italian Naviop. A step forward towards integrated data management solutions on board pleasure craft.

Naviop joins Lowrance, Simrad and B&G

The Navico group, specialised in marine electronics for yachting and commercial shipping, already owned the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands. He announced that he had completed the purchase, for a price that remained confidential, of the Italian company Naviop. Partnerships with the latter had already been established a year earlier.

Integrated data management

Naviop produces monitoring and control systems for yachting. The company provides an integrated framework for collecting data from all on-board systems on ships. According to Navico, it creates a digital ecosystem on boats equipped with marine electronics Simrad, Lowrance and B&G, in which a multifunction display acts as a hub for a complete control and information system.

Naviop's success comes from its origins in industrial automation. It is the result of continuous R&D efforts in new high-tech products as well as applications in real use. Naviop systems can manage many features beyond electronics, such as air conditioning, engines and generators, or stabilization systems. The acquisition of Naviop therefore opens up new opportunities for Navico.

Leif Ottosson, CEO of Navico, is delighted with these new prospects. "For many years, automotive manufacturers have provided their customers with fully integrated solutions, and we, as the marine industry, have fallen behind in providing such a level of control. With Naviop, we have taken a step forward to offer an integrated package in the pleasure craft construction market. These fully integrated marine electronics systems will enhance the navigation experience by making life easier for the owner and increasing the pleasure on the water."