grupoarbulu has acquired 100% of the Danish group NAVTEAM (June 11, 2014)

grupoarbulu, the largest marine electronic group in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, has acquired 100% of the Danish group NAVTEAM A/S, one of the market leaders in marine electronics service for comercial vessels in Denmark and most active worldwide.
It is with great pride and joy that grupoarbulu and NAVTEAM today announce this strategic partnership.
Iñaki Arbulu, CEO of grupoarbulu says:
To reflect our continuing success and to enable us to deal with our future growth plans it was very important for us to incorporate to our group a leading player like NAVTEAM. NAVTEAM is formed by an excellent team of highly qualified professionals specialized in marine electronic service with a strong international mindset, and .
Jens Byrdal, Managing Director and CEO of NAVTEAM says: “The strong and determined effort of our entire team has made NAVTEAM what it is today. We have an excellent platform, but this new partnership with grupoarbulu will provide us with unique opportunities to combine our network of service stations and thus strengthen our capabilities further to service and support our customers worldwide”.
Jens Byrdal continues:
“This is a great opportunity for our employees, our customers and our suppliers who will all benefit from the enlarged group. NAVTEAM will continue to trade as an independent company within the group and we become a truly global company”.
NAVTEAM was founded 1st September 2001 by Jens Byrdal. The shareholding company was established in 2002 together with Sales Manager Johannes hristensen. Going forward the structure and management will remain the same. Jens Byrdal will remain Managing Director and CEO and Johannes Christensen will remain Sales Manager. Both will continue their daily involvement in the company and they are both very excited about joining forces with grupoarbulu.
About grupoarbulu and NAVTEAM grupoarbulu is comprised of a group of companies who are each specialist in their fields of marine electronics and satellite communications and IT on board. Their common goals of innovation and quality are achieved by pooling resources and expertise.
grupoarbulu is formed by NAUTICAL (, Aage Hempel A/S (, Aage Hempel Crame, SL (, Marine Instruments (, e3s ( ), SMD ( and now NAVTEAM (, all of them marine
electronic leaders in each segment of the market.
NAVTEAM based in Svendborg (Denmark) performs installation and servicing of navigation and communication equipment onboard vessels from its headquarters in Denmark and it’s companies in Poland and Malaysia (Tanjung Pelepas). The service engineers work internationally onboard vessels, at anchorage and off port limits.
For further information about the companies, please visit or
or contact:
* Iñaki Arbulu, Managing Director Managing Director grupoarbulu
Tel.: +34 916549411 e-mail:
* Jens Byrdal, Managing Director NAVTEAM
Tel.: +45 6321 8080
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