ETL will use its experience as a global manufacturer to support Atlantic around the world. With this shared focus on custom design and customer service, the acquisition will see Atlantic expand its range of RF-based products as well.
ETL Systems has acquired Atlantic Microwave, a major provider of microwave components and satellite communication test equipment.
With this shared focus on custom design and providing customer service, the acquisition will see Atlantic expanding its range of RF-based products. Atlantic?s clients will also benefit from ETL?s engineering expertise covering RF, PCB and CAD design.
Speaking about the acquisition, Ian Hilditch, CEO of ETL Systems, commented: ?Atlantic Microwave offers a wide range of complementary RF products and a different customer base. We will be able to use our experience as a global manufacturer to support Atlantic around the world. Atlantic is also very focused on customisation of its RF range and so it was a well aligned company to acquire.?
Based in Braintree, UK, Atlantic has specialist design, manufacture and test facilities and employs over 15 staff. Currently, the company distributes 14 different satellite communications product lines covering 10MHz to 110GHz, which includes test loop translators and satellite simulators.
ETL Systems operates globally with manufacturing and R&D sites based in the UK. The UK facilities combined with offices in Washington DC and Dubai support the firm in serving customers in 112 countries. ETL?s key international clients include CNN, BBC, Airbus, Thales, General Dynamics, ESPN, DirectTV, Associated Press, Inmarsat, BAE Systems and SES Astra.
Geoff Burling, CEO of Atlantic Microwave, added: ?We are delighted to welcome the support of ETL Systems, especially as they have a similar reputation for specialist RF design. We look forward to continuing to grow our RF testing markets around the world.?
It is business as usual as the two companies collaborate together to offer a wider product offering to both ETL and Atlantic customers.