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Kilo Marine Electronics is now Mackay Marine U.K.

Written by Nick Blenkey
Mackay Marine U.K. personnel

Mackay Marine U.K.'s Crawley, Sussex HQ staff have a new sign over their front door.

Raleigh, N.C., headquartered Mackay Marine has expanded its worldwide marine electronics sales & service presence into the United Kingdom with its acquisition last year of Kilo Marine Electronics. Kilo, now certified as Mackay Marine U.K., Ltd, is based in London, with service stations throughout the U.K.

The rebranded Mackay Marine U.K. will debut at the U.K.’s leading commercial marine/workboat tradeshow, SeaWorks, which takes place June 13-15 in Southampton.

“Shipping customers have long encouraged Mackay to provide comprehensive Comm & Nav products and services in England, Wales, and Scotland,” said Nick Pope, managing director of Mackay Marine Europe. “Mackay has collaborated with Kilo Marine for years and was always impressed with their expertise, success in problem-solving, and attitude of pleasing customers. Kilo Marine thus provides a solid foundation on which Mackay can build a full range of customer solutions.”

Kilo joined Mackay one year ago in March 2022,” said Warren Haills, general manager, Mackay U.K., shared, “The terms of the agreement included a gradual shift to the Mackay brand, allowing customers and staff to acclimate to the changes. The result being we fully retained – and added — employees, customers, and industry-leading vendors. Being part of Mackay has given Kilo access to many resources that will help us increase our capabilities and market presence, whilst retaining the regional customer-focus we’ve carefully cultivated over the last 18 years.”

Mackay and Kilo have enlarged their U.K. footprint adding service stations in Liverpool and Teesport, to Kilo’s existing depots in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and Southampton/Portsmouth, with more on the horizon.

“Working with the existing and added staff has been extremely rewarding,” said Pope. “This team has great enthusiasm to succeed and to further the superb reputation established with their customers, especially those based in the U.K. Mackay and Kilo have consistently supported each other’s customers and now as a single entity, we’ll strengthen those relationships even further.”

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