nke Group Buoy and Aquaread Aquasonde.

Aquaread Acquired by nke Group: A New Era in Water Technology

We’re pleased to be able to announce some exciting news about Aquaread’s future.

Aquaread has been acquired by nke Group, marking an exciting development for all involved. This feels like a natural progression for both nke Group and Aquaread that serves to strengthen our ability to innovate and provide high-quality products.


“This is an exciting time for Aquaread as we join forces with nke group. This transaction opens up new opportunities for our products and our people, and we are confident that it will strengthen our position in the market. We look forward to working closely with the team at nke group,” says Craig Harrison, CEO of Aquaread.


Who is nke Group?

nke Group is a marine instrumentation and electronics company that, for the last 40 years, has been no stranger to innovation in the field. Leaders in the design, manufacture, and sale of measurement and monitoring equipment, they sell profiling floats, tools for oceanography study, multiparameter probes, instrumented buoys, and more.

They also offer a range of instrument systems for sailboat racing and cruising, including sensors, displays, autopilot, and chart plotters. It’s safe to say nke Group knows the world of water inside out.

nke Group’s team of professionals take their environmental responsibility seriously and care deeply about issues like fighting climate change — a cause dear to our hearts, too.

As multi-award-winning designers and manufacturers of water quality monitoring equipment ourselves, this partnership opens the door to many exciting opportunities. Mr. Alain Boschet, CEO of nke Group summed it up perfectly:


“We are delighted to complete this acquisition, which will unlock significant synergies, not only by strengthening our product portfolio but also by creating new business opportunities through complementary distribution networks and merged R&D expertise.”

An nke Group water quality monitoring device placed in a river by a bridge.

About the acquisition

We feel strongly that this alignment with the highly reputable nke Group is the start of something special – a new dawn for Aquaread. 

A key advantage of this collaboration lies in our enhanced ability to innovate and develop global solutions in the water monitoring sector. With our combined wealth of research and development expertise, this merger empowers us to offer a broad spectrum of highly advanced instrumentation – underscoring our commitment to staying at the forefront of our industry.

The combination of nke Group’s exceptional underwater monitoring equipment and our results in a powerful, comprehensive range of precision instruments that will benefit our customers, partners, and employees alike.

We’re still Aquaread: everything you’ve come to expect from us and why we do it remains intact. In fact, this union provides an opportunity to do even more of the things we are so passionate about. The exceptional standards that have come to define us will be maintained, and we look forward to a future marked by innovation, collaboration, and excellence. 

Keep your eyes peeled for exciting things to come!

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