Thrane & Thrane A/S
Denmark Leads the Way in Maritime Communications
When Lars Thrane and his brother Per founded Thrane & Thrane on September 29th 1981, they were at the very beginning of a Danish company that would become synonymous with overcoming the challenges of communicating in the maritime environment.
By August 1982, Thrane & Thrane had 5 employees. In 1985 this figure had grown to 20. Today, Thrane & Thrane has 600 employees around the world. They are all dedicated to excellence in communication systems that are highly regarded within the maritime industry (SAILOR), in addition to the land (EXPLORER) and aeronautical (AVIATOR) markets.
Full portfolio – covering every need
Thrane & Thrane is constantly matching the communication needs of the biggest ocean going vessels, fish- and workboats of any kind and exclusive leisure yachts and sailboats in every spot of the world. Thus, the maritime portfolio offers a complete selection of proven, innovative and user-friendly solutions for use at sea:
- Satellite Communication – SAILOR 900 VSAT, SAILOR FleetBroadband, SAILOR SC4000 Iridium
- Radio communication – A wide range of fixed and portable VHF and MF/HF radios
- Safety & regulatory systems – SAILOR 6000 GMDSS Series, SAILOR mini-C, SAILOR EPIRB & SART
- Entertainment – SAILOR 60 Sattelite TV and SAILOR 90 Sattelite TV World
In parallel with its employee growth, the Thrane & Thrane partner network has also grown considerably over three decades. Today, the company has hundreds of partners around the world.
World wide On Board Service
An important part of Thrane & Thrane’s local presence is the On Board Service Centre (OSC) network, which ensures that the thousands of ship-owners and operators using SAILOR equipment around the world are served well, whichever port they are in. The OSCs are strategically placed around the world, and offer high quality on board service and repair. We know that time is crucial for ship management, so every measure is taken to provide efficient first-time-fix support at any time – anywhere.
The highest standards
From introducing the first Radio telex modem through to providing radio and satellite communication for thousands of vessels sailing the high seas, Thrane & Thrane has become a global leader and pioneer. The company is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the possibilities of communication at sea and its people ensure that every SAILOR product that leaves the factory is designed and built to the highest standards.
SAILOR products are tested daily in some of the most extreme environments on the planet, which is one of the many reasons why SAILOR is the preferred choice for professionals, oceanwide. This is also one of the reasons why Thrane & Thrane is chosen to supply communication systems for the Volvo Ocean Race. Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s most extreme ocean race, and communication is crucial for success. Naturally the organisation, the teams and umpire ribs are all equipped with reliable SAILOR radios and satellite communication.