Japanese navigation and communication technology company Furuno has announced the acquisition of Danish firm EMRI, a specialist in autopilots, steering control, joystick dynamic positioning and manoeuvring systems.
EMRI autopilots are currently in operation onboard more than 1,000 vessels, while its steering gear remote control systems are another key product line. The company also designs and manufactures its own Joystick Dynamic Positioning systems, with integrated algorithms to support reduced fuel consumption by users.
“We are very pleased to welcome EMRI and our new colleagues to Furuno’s organisation,” said Muneyuki Koike, Senior Managing Director and Divisional General Manager, Marine Electronic Products Division of Furuno Electric Company.
“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.”
“I am excited that EMRI’s technology for manoeuvring of larger and specialised vessels will open new opportunities for our innovative capabilities.”
The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, at the agreement of both parties.