Throughout 2016, the company witnessed sizable growth. In terms of sales, they saw a significant 12% increase from 2015. To accommodate their phenomenal growth rate, Actisense has also moved into new premises in Harwell Road, Poole, giving the company more than twice the floor space. Taking the brand across the world’s oceans, Actisense can now also call upon an extensive network of over 70 distributors in 40 countries, stretching from the US to New Zealand, Iceland to China and now all of mainland Europe.
In recognition of their growth, Actisense has won multiple awards in the last year. These include both the ‘Exporter of the Year’ award and ‘Business of the Year’ award at the Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2016. Actisense has also achieved the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 industry accreditations from the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The accreditations are a cumulation of several years work by the entire team at Actisense to optimise their quality and environmental management.
Employing a team of 17 highly skilled and qualified people, up from 11 less than two years ago, they have striven to produce new and innovative products. This has seen them receive the prestigious 2016 NMEA Product of Excellence Award for their ‘NGT-1’ product. They have also recently launched a new product range which includes the ‘PRO-BUF-1’ that has already been exported across the globe; including countries such as USA, Spain, Holland and Sweden.
A testament to their ongoing global success, in November Actisense returned to the world’s largest marine tradeshow, METSTRADE in Amsterdam, for the 16th year in a row. For the first time, they also attended Seawork Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China, and Seawork International in Southampton. These exhibitions have marked a major leap for Actisense into the worldwide commercial marine market.
Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense said:
“What a whirlwind year it’s been for Actisense! It's been a phenomenal year of achievements and continued growth. The team has been crucial to all our ongoing successes and I must say a huge thank you to them all. Looking ahead, we will be focusing on many new developments for 2017. This includes growing our network of global distributors plus creating new partnerships and business opportunities.’’
Multi-award winning NMEA specialists, Actisense, has achieved ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations – certifying the company’s commitment to quality and environmental management.
Leading marine electronics brand, Actisense, has achieved two major accreditations from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). These accreditations are a cumulation of several years work by the entire team at Actisense to optimise their quality and environmental management.
The ISO 9001 is an accreditation awarded to companies to certify that they have a quality management system in place to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements and that quality is consistently improved. To achieve the ISO 9001, Actisense has had to prove that they adhere to a number of quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, as well as a process approach and an emphasis on continual improvement.
Actisense has also achieved ISO 14001. This accreditation certifies that Actisense’s environmental impact is being consistently measured and improved. To accomplish this, Actisense has had to implement an overall framework for an effective environmental management system across the entire company.
Danny Thrasher, Actisense Head of Sales & Operations, who was responsible for the delivery of the ISO projects said:
“We are thrilled to finally achieve the ISO accreditations. This has been an immense team effort across the entirety of the business. From our engineers to sales and marketing, everyone has had a part to play. I would personally like to thank and congratulate all our staff for their commitment in gaining ISO 9001 and 14001.”
Achieving ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 marks Actisense’s most recent success in a year full of accomplishments. These have included an expansion to larger premises, the launch of a new product range and several award wins.
Phil Whitehurst, COO of Actisense, said:
“We have been working towards attaining these ISO accreditations since 2013. It has been an ongoing project to put structured working practices in place. It has been of great importance to us that we implement these structures as they ensure Actisense is doing its best to guarantee top quality in all that we do - from the products we develop for our customers to the working atmosphere for our staff. In a world that is increasingly showing the effects of unfriendly environmental practices we are also keen to ensure we limit our environmental impact and to achieve ISO 14001 is a great acknowledgement of this.”
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We are pleased to announce a new working partnership with Polish distributors, Airmech.
Based in Juszkowo, Poland, Airmech is the latest company registered to sell Actisense’s products which are available from over 70 distributors in 34 countries across the globe, such as Dubai, Australia, USA, Canada, Mainland Europe and Hong Kong. Airmech will be selling the full range of Actisense products, including the award-winning EMU-1 which was recognised with the 2015 Product of Excellence Award by the National Marine Electronics Association.
Sales Account Manager of Airmech, Paweł Pojawa, said:
“We are extremely pleased to now be selling Actisense products at Airmech. The award-winning brand has an impressive range of marine electronics products which are unrivalled in terms of quality, reliability and innovation. We are delighted to now be able to offer our customers these products.”
Airmech sells a wide variety of Leisure Marine products to customers across Poland. The company specialises in comfort, safety, mechanics, electronics and sailing accessories.
Phil Whitehurst, CEO of Actisense, said:
“Actisense are thrilled to announce Airmech as our new Polish distributors. As a company, we strive to be able to offer our products to customers across the world. Working with great distributors such as Airmech enables us to do so.”