About aae technologies – the global company with humble beginnings
The aae technologies story
Like all entrepreneurs, our founder Adam saw an opportunity to impress customers with innovative products that weren’t being developed elsewhere.
Unlike other entrepreneurs, Adam didn’t start the business from his kitchen or bedroom. Instead, he had to settle for a goat shed.
Don’t worry, no goats have been harmed in the making of our products – in fact, the only sign of goats in Adam’s first “office” were a couple of nibbled window sills.
Adam studied physics, maths and engineering at A-Level, but his interest in electronics sparked at the age of 13. He immersed himself in the plethora of electronics magazines that adorned newsagent shelves at the time, but have sadly since disappeared.
A talented engineer, Adam always had visions of creating his own products – and more than 30 years later, he heads up an award-winning group of companies whose products are used around the world.
applied acoustics specialises in the creation of subsea navigation, positioning and marine products. modulus technology works closely with applied acoustics, delivering specialist engineering support to customers around the globe.
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applied acoustics launched.
First sales of pingers and responders. Transponders followed later in the year.
First full-time employee taken on, and he’s still here today (James Eman).
Moved to a small unit on Harfreys Industrial Estate in Great Yarmouth. Bought a second-hand test-tank, which was installed in the yard outside.
Purchased a larger unit on Gapton Hall Industrial Estate and moved the test tank inside.
CSP 1000 development finalised and made first sales. This was soon to become the industry standard seismic energy source.
Purchased Unit 3 Marine Park, giving us much-needed space.
Launched Easytrak Portable.
After trials, aae was awarded Easytrak contract to supply the Royal Navy with USBL systems for its minehunter programme.
Purchased Unit 4 Marine Park; moved in six months later after conversion work completed.
Easytrak Nexus launched. 100th USBL system sold.
Awarded Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Easytrak Alpha launched.
Received world’s biggest order for USBL systems – over 100 units.
Awarded second Queen’s Award for International Trade.
Nexus 2 Launched. CSP-Nv launched.
aae technologies set up as a holding company for the expanding group. 500th USBL system sold.
MiniPod GNSS receivers launched.
Ensign obtained significant orders for Nexus USBL systems.
Canadian Office established. 500th CSP system sold. Company’s 30th birthday.
Pyxis USBL system launched.
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