Sensor Technology Ltd. announced it has expanded its manufacturing to Nova Scotia at the Center for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE), a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector.
“This opportunity has come at the perfect time for Sensor Technology as we are in a significant growth stage as well as developing a new products and markets for our custom solutions. We are really excited to be a part of the collaborative community at COVE,” said Niru Somayajula, president and CEO of Sensor Technology.
Sensor Technology, which provides custom hydrophones and sensors to industries including marine, fisheries, defense and oil and gas, has been expanding its main manufacturing plant in Collingwood, Ontario due to increased demand and technology advances and there has been a need to add a second location.
Nova Scotia's business development agency worked with Sensor Technology Ltd. to help facilitate its expansion to COVE on the Dartmouth waterfront.
“At Nova Scotia Business Inc, we focus on identifying innovative exporting companies which would strengthen Nova Scotia’s business landscape and benefit from a location in our province,” said Peter MacAskill, COO, Nova Scotia Business Inc. “Part of this work includes matching companies with the resources our province has to offer, and facilitating key community introductions. For Sensor Technology Ltd., this means the company will now have the office and bay space necessary to advance their work from Nova Scotia.”
“We’re pleased to see companies like Sensor Technology join Nova Scotia’s thriving ocean sector,” said COVE CEO Jim Hanlon. “By joining the collaborative network available at COVE, the company will have direct access to the ocean, testing facilities, and post-secondary and government research centers that will help them accelerate, while contributing to the province’s ocean economy.”
In addition, Sensor Technology is putting together an Acoustics Collective Thought Leadership Group with the members of Atlantic Canada’s Ocean Tech community. The collective will help further COVE’s mission for collaborative innovation specific to acoustics players.