March, 2007
Hydroid Opens New Office in United Kingdom

Premier AUV Manufacturer Meets Increased Demand Expands Global Presence

(March, 2007 – Pocasset, MA) Hydroid, LLC, a leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), announced today that it has opened an office in Southampton, England to support its sales, marketing and support in Europe. Hydroid will cater to its existing European customer base by providing an on-the-ground presence for quick and efficient service, while offering a physical location to attract new clientele.

The establishment of Hydroid’s center in England reaffirms the company’s commitment to providing reliable rapid response to its continually increasing intercontinental customer list. During the last 12 months, Hydroid has significantly broadened its worldwide presence to support a growing market demand. The new office comes in conjunction with the accelerated sales of the REMUS 600 and 6000 models, Hydroid’s newest and most versatile types of AUVs.

“Hydroid has been a leading provider in the European AUV market for several years, and our physical presence there will allow us to further secure the emerging international market,” said Christopher von Alt, president and founder of Hydroid. “This new office is a benchmark in the continued success of Hydroid, and demonstrates our global role as the autonomous tool of choice for environmental monitoring, mine counter measure, and hydrographic surveys at any depth.”

Graham Lester, who joined Hydroid as the director of business development in August of 2006, has been leading the on-site development. Graham’s twenty years of experience working in the marine & oceanographic field has allowed him to quickly become integrated with the Hydroid team and effectively lead the expansion in England. 

About Hydroid, LLC
Hydroid LLC holds the exclusive license from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the manufacture and further development of the REMUS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology. 

For further information contact Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Marketing at Hydroid at Tel 508-563-6565, e-mail

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