ACR Electronics, of Fort Lauderdale, designs and makes rescue beacons and survival gear for boaters, pilots, hunters, hikers and combat troops.

ACR Electronics signs deal with British lifesaving service

ACR Electronics said Wednesday that it was selected to provide personal locator beacons for the lifeboat crews of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI has an active fleet of more than 340 lifeboats that provide round-the-clock search-and-rescue service around the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland from 236 stations with 4,600 lifeboat crew…more

ACR Electronics has new ownership

ACR Electronics confirmed that the 56-year-old company was acquired by an investment fund managed by J.F. Lehman & Co., a middle-market private equity firm focused on defense, aerospace and maritime sectors. ACR most recently was a business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems, according to the company. The acquisition by J.F. Lehman follows a yearlong effort…more

MIAMI: ACR Electronics rolls out revamped locator beacon

MIAMI – ACR Electronics’ better mousetrap for the 2012 Miami International Boat Show is an inherently buoyant version of its ResQLink, the smallest and lightest personal locator beacon on the market, which it debuted last year at the show. The original ResQLink was not inherently buoyant, but it could be tucked away in a floating…more

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