grupoarbulu, a European leader of marine tech solutions, is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 70% stake in SILECMAR, a company founded in 2.006 in Santander (Spain), specialized in research and development of automation and control systems for the maritime market.

grupoarbulu and SILECMAR are excited about this great news which will contribute to strengthen the group capabilities in innovation and development of digital solutions on board of vessels.

Iñaki Arbulu, grupoarbulu‘s CEO has said:
SILECMAR, a leading player in the segment of automation and control on board of vessels joining the group, is the result of the grupoarbulus determination to contribute to the digitalization of the maritime market from the operation on board to the data management which will enable our clients to take the right decision.”
Iñaki adds that “we are sure that this new member of our group will be positive for the market, and evidences our commitment with the growth of SILECMAR”. In line with grupoarbulu principles, SILECMAR will continue to be managed as an independent company and will stick to its own goals developing specialized solutions of products and services based on automation and control providing added value to clients, and continue to build on the positive and long term relationships with suppliers, partners and clients, delivering the highest quality services to the global maritime market.

Javier Cifrian, SILECMAR´s CEO says:
SILECMAR was founded by me in 2006 in Santander with a small team of highly qualified and committed individuals with the support of clients who trusted us and our first innovative automation and control systems for fishing vessels, and thanks to the efforts, hard work and full dedication of our team, we can say today that SILECMAR has become a leader specialized in this niche, not only in the domestic market but internationally, delivering reliable and robust systems”. Javier adds that “maintaining a close and strong relationship with our clients and suppliers is very important for the continued success of SILECMAR”.
Javier goes on to say: “ Joinining a European market leader like grupoarbulu, is for SILECMAR an excellent opportunity to grow its business and its team made up of devoted individuals who are specialists in automation, electronics, telecom and IT, with extended experience and dedication to service clients, but, at the same time, with a common culture with that of grupoarbulu, which will generate a win-win environment for both companies”.

SILECMAR will continue operating as an independent company within the group following its own goals on research and development of automation and control systems.

About grupoarbulu and SILECMAR:

grupoarbulu is a group of specialized companies in each segment of tech solutions to the maritime market, marine electronic, connectivity, satcom and IT on board, including digitalization, with a common goal of innovation and highest quality grounded on its large experience and expertise. The companies are: NAUTICAL (, Aage Hempel Group (, Marine Instruments (, e3s (, SMD (, NAVTEAM (, the recent acquisition into the group HOLSAT Group ( and now SILECMAR (

SILECMAR, based in Santander (Spain), researches and develops the most innovative systems of automation and control onboard where the vessels operate, delivering the highest quality tech service through our international network.