The UK wireless instruments manufacturer is taken over by the Finns

Suunto, the leading manufacturer of sports precision instruments, today announced the acquisition of the UK based Tacktick Ltd, manufacturer of wireless marine sensors, instruments and displays.

No changes are envisaged with the 14 Tacktick employees at Tacktick Ltd and Tacktick SARL following the acquisition.

“We are delighted with this acquisition and see it as a logical step to growing the wireless marine sector,” state the Tacktick founders Clive and Mark Johnson.

“The combined strength of Suunto and Tacktick’s technologies will accelerate the development of new innovative marine applications while also offering possibilities to expand the solar power technologies to other areas of sports electronics,” says the Suunto President Juha Pinomaa.

Suunto’s introduction to the marine industry bgan more than 40 years ago with a range of innovative tactical compasses.

Today, Suunto’s marine instrument business includes a complete range of high quality marine compasses, as well as a range of robust marine wristops that provide compass, barometer and timing functionalities for cruising and racing sailors.

Tacktick is a world leader in wireless marine electronics with an extensive range of wireless instruments designed specifically for dinghies, sports boats, cruising and racing yachts.

Tacktick was formed in 1996 by joint managing directors Clive and Mark Johnson, and developed the world’s first wireless networking electronics system, Micronet, in 2003.

Suunto is headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, employing more than 500 people worldwide and distributes its products to over 100 countries.