Tritech Timeline

Established in 1991, Tritech International Ltd began with the aim of producing an innovative range of subsea products for the offshore oil & gas industry, military and other world-wide subsea markets.

The following milestones have attributed to Tritech’s growth and success over the past 21 years:


Tritech was founded by Richard Marsh and Dick Wright, beginning operations as a two-man outfit from a converted house in Kingswells, Aberdeenshire.

Tritech began a joint venture with Swift 943 Ltd, Ulverston, founded by Marcus Cardew and formed in 1985 trading as System Technologies (ST).


Richard Marsh and Dick Wright moved from the converted house in Kingswells, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to Tritech's current location at Westhill Business Park.

Tritech received their first prestigious Queen's Award for Export Achievement.


Tritech achieved the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Millennium Award.


Tritech was awarded another prestigious Queen's Award, this time for Innovation.


Tritech became part of Halma p.l.c., a global group, operating within three specialised business sectors; Health and Analysis, Infrastructure Sensors and Industrial Safety.

Tritech Aberdeen, ST Ulverston (and Ulvertech Engineering Ltd) merge during Tritech’s acquisition by Halma p.l.c, in November 2006.


Sonar Research and Development (SRD), founded in 1981, with the aim to exploit unique methods of manufacturing efficient sonar transducers and sophisticated multibeam products and as providers of marine survey services, join Tritech after their acquisition by Halma p.l.c.


Simon Beswick was appointed Managing Director of Tritech on 1st October.


In October of this year, the multibeam expertise of SRD is incorporated into Tritech's Ulverston site, with the survey side of the business transferred to NCS Survey, Aberdeen.


In March 2010 Tritech was shortlisted for the industry acclaimed Scottish Offshore Achievement Awards (SOAAs) in the category of The Innovator, for the Gemini 720i multibeam real-time imaging sonar.


Tritech achieved success at the 2011 Subsea UK Awards, winning the Innovation and Technology Award for our Gemini multibeam sonar; the ground-breaking real-time imaging sonar.


Tritech celebrates its 21st year in business with a new image, developing its brand for the next 21+ years.

In June 2012, Tritech's expands its global presence with the first international office opening - Tritech North America opens in Katy, Texas.

On 22 August 2012, parent company Halma p.l.c. sold Tritech to US company Moog Inc. becoming part of Moog Components Group Limited.


In October, Tritech’s Design & Production site in Ulverston, Cumbria, moved to new premises within the South Lakes town to improve operational efficiency and reduce the environmental impact on the local area.