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INVISIO’s acquisition of Racal Acoustics, announced on 22 December 2020, is now complete. This strengthens INVISIO’s position as global market leader in advanced systems for communication and hearing protection for professional users.

The result is INVISIO broadening its offer with a complementary product category consisting of advanced and robust hearing protection and communications headsets for environments with constant high noise. Examples include the interiors of large military vehicles and around aircraft. Several attractive growth opportunities are created. These come through combining Racal Acoustics’ market leading offer with INVISIO’s global sales organisation and by giving INVISIO access to customers relevant to the Intercom system.

Racal Acoustics has recently completed a successful restructuring and is expected to make a considerable contribution to INVISIO’s continued growth journey in 2021, while having a positive impact on profits. No material integration costs are expected. The new acquisition will constitute the Group’s High Noise Excellence Centre and be responsible for developing new solutions specially adapted to challenging environments with constant high noise. Products will continue to be marketed under the Racal Acoustics brand.

Racal Acoustics Joins INVISIO Management 

James Ewing, Managing Director Racal Acoustics, is now a member of INVISIO’s Executive Group Management. James has many years of international experience from the defence and aviation industries as well as the electronics sector. He has held several executive positions in Esterline Advanced Sensors, within engineering, programme management, IT and business development. James reports to INVISIO’s President and CEO.

Lars Højgård Hansen, INVISIO’s President and CEO, said, ”We welcome James to the Executive Group Management and look forward to benefiting from his wide experience. He is a natural leader for Racal Acoustics and in a short space of time has implemented a successful restructuring of the company, the results of which we can already see.”

Jack Richardson