Spanish technology specialist Marine Instruments and Furuno Electric have struck an agreement to strengthen collaboration in both know-how and product marketing, with Furuno becoming the official distributor of Marine Instruments’ services for the Japanese tuna market.
The collaboration agreement has been signed by Grupo Arbulu CEO Iñaki Arbulu and Kiyoshi Furuno, Executive Officer of Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
This agreement represents for both Marine Instruments and Furuno, a further step in the long history of collaboration initiated by Grupo Arbulu more than fifty years ago, when the latter, through its company Nautical, became Furuno’s distributor for Spain.
‘This agreement means continuing to rely on the reliability and guarantee offered by a company as solid and internationally recognised as Furuno,’ said For Iñaki Arbulu.
‘It is the result of a relationship of trust that began decades ago and which combines the strengths of both companies to offer high quality solutions to the tuna sector,’ added Kiyoshi Furuno.
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, Marine Instruments has experienced steady growth to position itself as a leading manufacturer of satellite tuna buoys.
It currently markets the M3iGO, the first buoy on the market with Artificial Intelligence deployed in all three oceans and with bi-frequency probes, allowing it to accurately identify the amount of commercial fish below.
As part of its strong diversification strategy, the technology company is designing innovative products for other vertical markets, such as Aquaculture with its own intelligent feeding system, the Marine Acoustic Smart System (MASS), or Security and Defence, with the M5D-Airfox, a fixed-wing solar drone that performs highly effective military surveillance and tracking missions.
Furuno was founded in 1938 by Kiyotaka Furuno to market fish finders, since when it has diversified and grown into a world leader in navigation and fishing systems.