Aage Hempel Group, one of the largest marine electronic groups in Europe, and member of grupoarbulu, has acquired 100% of the UK Charity & Taylor, a well-established company in UK market, and one of the leaders in technical solutions and support for the Maritime sector in the UK.

Nigel Darling, former CEO & owner of Charity and Taylor, declares: “Through consistent work, we managed to bring Charity and Taylor among the reputable companies in the UK. The acquisition by Aage Hempel Group, a member of grupoarbulu, ensures the continued growth which is important both to our staff as well as our customers.”

Iñaki Arbulu, CEO of grupoarbulu, says:
Charity & Taylor is a solid company in the UK which will contribute very positively to Aage Hempel Group growth, and potential synergies for expansion for other specialized companies within grupoarbulu. especially within the merchant, fishing, and megayacht niches. We are very excited to have a new member onboard, and the great plan for the future together”.

Ioannis Papaefthymiou, MD of Aage Hempel Group, says: “We are excited to share that Charity & Taylor is becoming a part of Aage Hempel Group. This addition further expands our abilities and opportunities, especially in the UK market. Very importantly, it is in full alignment with our core business, given customers around the world want us as their tech partner. They need a reliable partner that can deploy the best solutions and cutting-edge technology, but with maximum efficiency and competitiveness. Aage Hempel is devoted to humbly providing the same high level of service to all customers, both big and small.

Rodger Perks, new MD of Charity & Taylor says: “Charity & Taylor is both well placed and highly regarded in the offshore support sector operating from Aberdeen, Grangemouth and Great Yarmouth. The business in Falmouth specializes in the high-end yacht market with equipment supply, support and installation, as well as satellite connectivity. Aage Hempel Group will add a new and important world-wide focus enabling Charity & Taylor access to an expanded range of products, services and technical resource, providing entry into new international business sectors while Aage Hempel Group will gain a mature, strategic hub at a critical time as the UK leaves the E.U.”

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From the left: Iñaki Arbulu, CEO grupoarbulu; Nigel Darling Former Owner C&T; Ioannis Papaefthymiou, MD Aage Hempel Group; Rodger Perks, MD C&T and Steve Reeve, CFO Aage Hempel Group

About Aage Hempel Group, Charity & Taylor and grupoarbulu :

Aage Hempel Group is a prominent company within the global maritime sector, specialising in the service, sales and installation of an extensive range of marine electronics equipment.

Charity & Taylor is a long-established name in the marine industry and has been in business for well over 30 years. Originating in an office in Lowestoft the company has now grown to offer quality services across the whole of the UK.

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. Members today: NAUTICAL (www.nautical.es), Aage Hempel Group (www.aagehempel.com), Marine Instruments (www.marineinstruments.es), e3s (www.e3s.com), SMD (www.smd-marine.com) y NAVTEAM (www.navteam.com), HOLSAT Group (www.thalos.fr) and SILECMAR (www.silecmar.com).