KEP Marine renamed Aydin Marine

(BIRDSBORO, Pa.) — KEP Marine, a manufacturer of type-approved displays, computers and peripherals, announced today that it has been renamed Aydin Marine. The name change follows the recent acquisition by Sparton IED LLC through its ruggedized display brand, Aydin Displays. Tasked with developing the highest quality, ruggedized displays and peripherals, Aydin Displays designs high-quality products for harsh commercial and recreational marine, military and industrial applications.

“The well-established companies that have been consolidated under Sparton have been strong players in the broader military, industrial and marine markets for decades,” said Jim Lackemacher, group vice president of the Engineered Components and Products Segment, Sparton. “KEP Marine has specialized in maritime products and carved out a reputation as an industry leader. By joining with Aydin Displays and becoming Aydin Marine, we have access to broader intellectual property, a streamlined manufacturing process and shared resources. This allows us an incredible opportunity to innovate and offer a larger portfolio of the finest purpose-built products applicable to the most extreme markets.”

Since 1967, Aydin Displays has developed and supplied products designed to operate in severe industrial settings and military environments such as ground mobile, airborne, surface warships and submarines for almost 50 years. In August 2013, Aydin was acquired by Sparton Corp., resulting in a huge leap forward in the company’s resources. In early 2015, Aydin acquired KEP Marine to expand its capabilities in the industrial and marine markets.

“By completing this integration of KEP Marine into our family of companies, we get the benefit of their vast experience in the marine market,” said Art Mengel, director of business development for Rugged Electronics, Aydin Displays. “We will use this experience to expand our customer base by enhancing our portfolio with more of the high-quality, dependable products our customers have come to expect.”

For more information on Aydin Marine or its entire marine product line, call (866) 367-2934 (toll-free) in the U.S. or visit

By Professional Mariner Staff