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Cobham SATCOM and GRUPO ARBULU sign new partnership to accelerate provision of high performing and reliable connectivity to key marine markets

New initiative agreed by the long-standing partners enables the growing GRUPO ARBULU group to purchase products from Cobham SATCOM's SAILOR and Sea Tel ranges for all their companies.

Cobham SATCOM, a market leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, has today announced a new partner agreement with GRUPO ARBULU, a global leading group of specialized companies in the tech marine solutions sector, designed to further the provision of high performing and reliable connectivity in key marine verticals.

Aimed at boosting efficiency and growing local business opportunities in the fishery, commercial and yachting markets, the new deal enables GRUPO ARBULU´s worldwide companies to purchase a range of Cobham SATCOM products at favourable prices. Among the solutions included in the agreement are products from Cobham SATCOM’s industry-leading SAILOR and Sea Tel ranges, which deliver voice and IP connectivity, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Services to more vessels than any other brand across multiple maritime verticals.

This latest partnership follows three decades of collaboration between the two parties, and aims to further digitalization and safety at sea through the provision of leading electronic, IT and satcom solutions.

Erik Nieuwmeijer, Sales Director EMEA, at Cobham SATCOM, said: “We are pleased to extend our longstanding relationship with GRUPO ARBULU through this new agreement. The partnership will not only broaden our global maritime network, enabling more vessels to access communications solutions that offers breakthrough performance, but also enhance the safety of assets and crew as they transition the world’s oceans.”

Iñaki Arbulu, CEO, at GRUPO ARBULU, said: “For many years we have enjoyed a close collaboration with Cobham SATCOM. The partnership has enabled us to seamlessly share knowledge and experience, while offering industry-leading communications solutions to our clients across multiple verticals through each of the specialized companies for the most competitive prices. We look forward to working with the Cobham SATCOM team to activate this latest agreement, which will ensure more vessels and their respective owners can reap the full benefits of the marine industry’s digital transformation, and consequent safety and efficiency benefits.”

About Cobham SATCOM

Providing dependable communications and internet access anywhere under the most demanding conditions. Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the air. We design and manufacture these high-performance products under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing customers with outstanding performance, value and support through our global sales and service network.


GRUPO ARBULU is a leading company in the sector of tech marine solutions, with international presence, managed directly by its owners. The profile of the group is direct and agile in the decision-making process, it aims to maintain a close relationship with clients and its main asset is the team of people that make up the company as well as its accredited financial strength. 

GRUPO ARBULU  was founded in 1999 and the specialized companies that constitute the group are NAUTICAL, Aage Hempel Group ( including Charity & Taylor (, Marine Instruments (, e3 Systems (, SMD (1952), NAVTEAM (, THALOS (Holsat, Silecmar (, and RADIO ELECTRONIC (




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