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Captec acquires Aleutia in global push

UK-based Captec, a designer and manufacturer of specialist computing equipment, has bought Aleutia. Aleutia was founded in 2006 to provide low cost, fanless computing, overcoming the challenges posed in extremely hot environments.

As part of its strategy to expand through acquisitions, the Aleutia deal will enable Captec to drive further growth in the UK, North American and wider export markets as it progresses towards IPO floatation.

Aleutia computers feature a thermal design that leverages the advantages of aluminium and copper. Aluminium secures the benefits of low cost and light weight, while copper delivers high thermal conductivity and provides a distinctive aesthetic.

The next chapter will see the Aleutia legacy products redesigned and technology refreshed by Captec, then relaunched into industrial applications to provide the 8th generation of NUC solutions together with low power, low cost Celeron and ARM technologies. The computers will also be coupled with extended I/O connectivity options, the latest Intel Movidius Myriad X VPU modules for vision and AI-based applications, and GSM/LTE SIM options for cloud connectivity. Ultimately, this acquisition will fuel a stronger direction of travel for Captec in embedded, edge and IoT computing.

Max Toti, Founder and CEO, Captec Group, says: “The marriage of Aleutia’s innovative legacy products with Captec’s technical capabilities, industrial market experience and international reach will enable us to refresh, revive and reposition its computers. We are excited to leverage this acquisition and scale it into a disruptive and visionary future portfolio for rapidly expanding markets in embedded, edge and IoT computing.”