Vislink Acquires Western Technical Services
Microwave Radio Communications announced its
US parent company, Vislink Holdings Inc has acquired Focus Communications, Inc, trading as Western Technical Services (WTS).
WTS, based in
California, specializes in the design and installation of video and data microwave communications, Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE), cellular and PCS, satellite, video surveillance, fiber optics and site control systems. WTS has been a Value Added Reseller (VAR) representing Microwave Radio Communications since its formation in 1990. WTS currently employs circa 20 people. The founders and management team are all remaining to expand the business substantially following the acquisition.
“Western Technical Services is excited about joining the Vislink family”, stated Christopher Gibbons, President of Western Technical Services. “This acquisition will allow WTS to provide greater service for our valued customers. Our new family of companies creates an exciting opportunity to provide a level of service never before offered in our industry, and unmatched by our competitors. Furthermore, customer’s choosing MRC products for their BAS relocation will have the added confidence of knowing they will have a strong cohesive team with them for the entire transition. The combined market strengths of WTS and our new sister companies will provide customers with a powerful range of microwave, satellite and wireless solutions and support. We look forward to the great opportunities ahead.”
A key part of the Group’s strategy is to create incremental long-term recurring revenue opportunities by building a US Technical Services business through both organic and acquisition led growth. The acquisition of WTS will enhance service revenues from both the domestic US BAS relocation project and the Defense, Law Enforcement and Security markets as well as providing recurring revenues as the broadcast market moves towards contracted out services.
Commenting on the acquisition, Ian Scott-Gall, Chief Executive of Vislink plc said, “WTS is an excellent strategic addition to our
US business. The acquisition will accelerate our move into the US Technical Services market to provide recurring revenues and long-term growth