Sonardyne acquires maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA

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Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced that it has acquired maritime software and equipment specialist EIVA A/S, marking the latest step in the company’s long-term growth strategy.

“We are committed to a sustainable future for Sonardyne, which includes investing in complementary technologies and enterprises that supplement our core expertise in underwater communications, navigation, monitoring and imaging systems,” says Simon Partridge, Sonardyne’s strategy director.

With more than four decades’ worth of experience developing and delivering software and hardware technologies to offshore and shallow water engineering and survey organizations, EIVA has found itself supporting customers more and more with their requirements for higher levels of automation and remote and unmanned operations through its NaviSuite software, Sonardyne says.

Sonardyne notes that it and EIVA share a common goal of “improving marine operation efficiency, enabling further automation, using embedded intelligence and remote operability.”

“EIVA has experienced significant growth and profitability in the last several years. With a strong market position and unexplored potential, we felt the time was right to secure a new ownership structure for EIVA that allows the continuing management team to take the company to the next level,” explains Jeppe Nielsen, chief executive officer, EIVA.

“Sonardyne is an ideal match, culturally, technically and market wise, and we are confident that Sonardyne’s ownership will contribute positively to the future growth of EIVA and add value to our customers.”

According to Sonardyne, EIVA will join the Sonardyne group of companies while remaining an independent business and brand.