Sudbury-based MEL Group acquires Sensorcom

MEL Group directors Gary Harvey (left) and Nick Harvey.

MEL Group directors Gary Harvey (left) and Nick Harvey. - Credit: Archant

The MEL Group, the Sudbury-based provider of engineering solutions to the aerospace, defence and industrial sectors, has acquired Sensorcom Ltd, a specialist in in-ear communication and hearing protection products.

Sensorcom, which is based in London, has invested heavily in research and development to create a range of products and software solutions which combine hearing protection with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology which manipulates different types of information including sound and images.

The acquisiion of the company by MEL, for an undisclosed sum, adds to the Suffolk company’s growing expertise in communications, alongside Clement Clark Communications and Flycom Avionics – both based in West Sussex – which it acquired earlier this yer.

MEL Group managing director Gary Harvey said:“We are using the engineering expertise we have acquired in the aerospace supply sector to diversify into other areas where there are synergies of supply and this is what we see as our global strength.

“There are many uses for this technology today particularly in a world where health and safety issues, increasing general security and a growing need for better defence are all generating increased demand for upgraded audio and hearing equipment.”

In July this year, MEL won the Family Business category of the EADT Business Awards, and was also runner-up for the overall Business of the Year title.