Bristol IoT firm merges with supplier
Bristol-based Telemisis, one of the UK’s leading providers of advanced remote monitoring, control and Internet of Things solutions has merged with its manufacturing supplier, Tioga in Derby.
“Bringing together the respective strengths of Tioga, Telemisis and Audiotel will allow us to drive our growth, both at home and internationally”
The new Tioga Group employs over 150 people across the UK and includes Telemisis, Tioga, Internet-of-Things startup Sixis, surveillance equipment developer Audiotel International and a minority interest in SurePulse Medical, a joint venture with the University of Nottingham.
All the companies in the new group will continue to trade under their own names.
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“As an established exporter, we know that Brexit will create new and exciting opportunities for international trade. At Tioga Group we are investing now in expanding our world-class manufacturing and product capabilities, to fully exploit these opportunities,” said Professor Warwick Adams, group managing director.
As part of the merger, the co-founders of Telemisis, Tony Richardson and Chris Begent (above) will join the board of the new group.
“Bringing together the respective strengths of Tioga, Telemisis and Audiotel will allow us to drive our growth, both at home and internationally,” said Richardson, “By leveraging our combined expertise in development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, we will accelerate the introduction of innovative new products, demanded by our customers.”
Tioga was founded in 1996 and is one of the UK’s leading privately owned Contract Electronic Manufacturers (CEM), providing electronic assembly and complete product manufacturing.