Active Research, creators of the multi-award-winning marine electronics brand Actisense, celebrate landmark anniversary and worldwide success.
Based in Poole, Active Research has grown over the last 21 years from humble beginnings into a market leading manufacturer of intelligent marine electronic products. Celebrating its anniversary, the company has achieved global success and now works with over 70 distributors in 45 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe.
Working from a small room in his house, CEO Phil Whitehurst founded Active Research in January 1997. It began largely as a consultancy, however quickly realising a niche in the worldwide marine electronics market Phil developed his first Actisense branded products in 2001. Building a reputation for quality features and reliability, the company has since expanded its extensive international network across the globe.
Employing a team of highly skilled professionals, Active Research has, over the past two decades, striven to increase its international exports and produce new innovative products. This has seen Actisense grow their presence in the commercial boat market with additional Actisense ‘PRO’ range products aimed at larger boats. They have also received numerous awards, including the prestigious NMEA Product of Excellence Award for three consecutive years. Last year, Actisense was presented with the British Chamber Awards, Regional Export Business of the Year Award by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense said:
“Celebrating our 21st Birthday, we can look back over exceptional growth, multiple award wins and new product developments. I would like to thank the team for making all these achievements possible. Looking ahead we will be focusing on increasing our presence in the commercial marine market and in new areas such as the automotive, transportation and agricultural sectors. Working closely with professional industry bodies, we will also be helping to mould global NMEA standards from NMEA 0183, through to NMEA 2000 and the new NMEA OneNet standard. This will enhance our reputation and ensure our success for many more decades to come.’’
For more information on Actisense visit: www.actisense.com