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Furuno acquires Danish ship systems provider

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Furuno has announced the acquisition of Danish firm EMRI in a move to strengthen its presence in the marine market and accelerate growth opportunities in technological developments.

EMRI specialises in autopilots, steering control, joystick dynamic positioning and maneuvering systems.

“The acquisition of EMRI complements our existing and growing presence in the marine market and reinforces our strategy to enhance safety and efficiency at sea, with our core competencies of sensing, processing, communication, integration, and now with action control systems,” said Muneyuki Koike, senior managing director and divisional general manager, marine electronics products division of Furuno Electric Company.

“I am excited that EMRI’s technology for maneuvering of larger and specialised vessels will open new opportunities for our innovative capabilities,” Koike added.

EMRI’s autopilot systems are today in operation onboard more than 1,000 vessels. The company is also an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier to several major industrial players with a large installed base.

Claus Nortoft Thomsen, managing director and owner of EMRI, said: “The acquisition marks a milestone in the history of EMRI’s technology, and will accelerate growth opportunities in existing and new technologies together with Furuno.”

The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.

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