nke Group today announces the acquisition of Aquaread, a leading water quality measurement and monitoring company. This transaction marks an important step in nke group’s growth and development, and paves the way for significant new opportunities and synergies.

A strategic fit

The acquisition of Aquaread fits in perfectly with nke group’s development. The products and services offered by Aquaread are highly complementary to those of nke Instrumentation, creating a synergy that will benefit our customers, partners and employees.

This natural fit will also enable our customers to benefit from a broader range of products, while maintaining the standards of excellence that characterize our company. This acquisition also strengthens our ability to innovate and provide global solutions to meet our customers’ present and future needs.

Management statement

Mr Alain Boschet, CEO of nke group, said: “We are delighted to complete this acquisition, which will unlock significant synergies, not only by strengthening our product portfolio but also by creating new business opportunities through complementary distribution networks and merged R&D expertise. ”

Mr Craig Harrison, CEO of Aquaread said: “This is an exciting time for Aquaread as we join forces with nke group. This transaction opens up new opportunities for our products and our people, and we are confident that it will strengthen our position in the market. We look forward to working closely with the team at nke group.”

Aquaread now operates as a subsidiary of nke group, preserving its brand and identity.

About nke Group

nke Group brings together a team of professionals contributing every day to support causes that are dear to the group, such as the fight against climate change and high-tech innovation to assist navigators. The company is located in Hennebont, in the Morbihan region of Brittany. The group has a strong international presence, with customers and users in more than 60 countries around the world. nke group is made up of two companies: nke Instrumentation et nke Marine Electronics.

About nke Instrumentation, a company working for the blue economy

With over forty years of experience, the company designs, manufactures and sells instruments for the measurement and the monitoring of oceans and fresh waters. World leader in the development of profiling floats, equipment for oceanographers’ studies of the evolution of oceans and climate, nke instrumentation is well known in the field of multiparameter probe and instrumented buoys. nke Instrumentation is involved in several research projects, both nationally and internationally and works in partnership with scientific institutions among them IFREMER, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea.

About nke Marine Electronics, the partner of choice for sailing enthusiats

For 40 years nke has been developing innovative instrument systems dedicated to navigation and performance. Whatever your program, should it be racing or cruising, solo or crewed. The product porfolio (sensors, display, autopilot and chart plotter) is to improve sailing boat performance and safety at sea

About Aquaread

Aquaread are a multi-award winning British design and manufacturing company with a head office in Broadstairs, UK. Our product range includes multiple water quality monitoring packages for both portable and permanent applications, telemetry and a complete series of water level sensors. We work actively in the surface water, ground water, wastewater and aquaculture markets globally, in particular the UK, where many of our customers partner with us because we are manufacturer who is locally based and always strive to deliver outstanding service and rapid support.


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