grupoarbulu, the largest marine electronic group in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, has acquired 73.5% of the French group HOLSAT, one of the market leaders in technical solutions and connectivity for the Maritime sector in France and across Europe, with subsidiaries in Taiwan and Mauritius and active on a worldwide scale.

Today it is with great pride and joy that grupoarbulu and HOLSAT announce this excellent news for the market.

HOLSAT shareholders

From left to right: Iñaki Arbulu, CEO grupoarbulu; Luis Arbulu, President grupoarbulu; Pierre Monfort, CEO Holsat group; Thierry Normant, CTO Holsat group.

Iñaki Arbulu, CEO of grupoarbulu says:
“Reflecting our continuing success and as part of our future growth plans, we are delighted to bring grupoarbulu together with leading player HOLSAT. HOLSAT Group is comprised of an excellent team of highly qualified professionals which specializes in high tech solutions for the maritime market, including connectivity and service with a strong international position in Asia (Taiwan). We have no doubt that this partnership will be mutually beneficial.”. Iñaki adds that “in line with grupoarbulu’s principles, HOLSAT will be completely independently managed and remain very focused on developing specialized solutions for its clients, enhancing the strong existing relationships with key suppliers and delivering high quality services to the market.”

Pierre Monfort, CEO of HOLSAT says:
“The determined and ongoing efforts of our entire team has made HOLSAT Group and its companies, THALOS, ERISAT and OCEAN-SAT, what they are today. We have an excellent group with a great team and capacity in innovation, R&D projects, customer support and commercialization chain. Being a member of grupoarbulu strengthens our group with powerful support to continue the development of our companies and maintain relationships with our key suppliers, partners and clients worldwide.
Pierre continues:
“This is a great opportunity for our employees and customers, to join an ambitious group that relies on our teams, experience, skills and technologies. Our complementary culture and knowledge of the Maritime industry are very important factors that will benefit everyone. HOLSAT will continue to operate as an independent company within the group and become a truly global company.”

About grupoarbulu and HOLSAT:

grupoarbulu is comprised of a group of companies that each specialize in their respective fields of marine electronics, satellite communications and IT solutions onboard vessels. Their common goals of innovation and quality are achieved by pooling resources and expertise.
grupoarbulu consists of: NAUTICAL (, Aage Hempel Group (, Marine Instruments (, e3s (, SMD ( y NAVTEAM ( All of these companies are marine electronics leaders in each segment of the market and are now joined by the HOLSAT Group.

HOLSAT, based in Ploemeur (France), consists of THALOS (, ERISAT y OCEAN-SAT. From its headquarters in France and its companies in Taiwan and Mauritius, HOLSAT performs designing, installing and servicing of satellite communications as well as monitoring and decision-making solutions for the Maritime industry. HOLSAT’s service engineers work internationally onboard vessels and in port.