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COVID-19 Response

With the ongoing lock down for the UK we would like to update you as to the status of our operations across our branches.

All admin staff are currently working from home, our engineers are working remotely and available for essential call outs from the Aberdeen, Falmouth, Grangemouth and Great Yarmouth offices.

We have plans in place to allow us to continue to receive and dispatch parcels in all 4 locations.

We will continue to monitor staff to ensure that anyone showing symptoms is isolated accordingly, and we are taking steps whilst on board vessels to ensure any necessary contact between our engineers and ships crew is kept to an absolute minimum.


If you have any queries or require service you can continue to contact us via the usual channels

Aberdeen – 01224 565090

Falmouth – 01326 653105

Grangemouth – 01324 467505

Great Yarmouth – 01493 669966


We will continuously monitor the situation to make certain that we are doing our best to keep our staff and customers safe.

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NEWS RELEASE London, Feb 11th, 2020

Grupo Arbulu Charity & Taylor Group


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Aage Hempel Group, one of the largest marine electronic group in Europe, and member of grupoarbulu, has acquired 100% of the UK Charity & Taylor, a well-established company in UK market, and one of the leaders in technical solutions and support for the Maritime sector in the UK.

Nigel Darling, former CEO & owner of Charity and Taylor declares:

“Through consistent work, we managed to bring Charity and Taylor among the reputable companies in the UK. The acquisition by Aage Hempel Group a member of grupoarbulu, ensures the continued growth which is important both to our staff as well as our customers”

Iñaki Arbulu, CEO of grupoarbulu says:

“Charity & Taylor is a solid company in the UK which will contribute very positively to Aage Hempel Group growth, and potential synergies for expansion for other specialized companies within grupoarbulu. especially within the merchant, fishing, and megayacht niches. We are very excited to have a new member onboard, and the great plan for the future together”.

Ioannis Papaefthymiou, MD of Aage Hempel Group says:

“We are excited to share Charity & Taylor is becoming a part of Aage Hempel Group. This addition further expands our abilities and opportunities, especially in the UK market. Very importantly, it is in full alignment with our core business, given customers around the world want us as their tech partner. They need a reliable partner that can deploy the best solutions and cutting-edge technology, but with maximum efficiency and competitiveness. Aage Hempel is devoted to humbly providing the same high level of service to all customers, both big and small.

Rodger Perks, new MD of Charity & Taylor says:

“Charity & Taylor is both well placed and highly regarded in the offshore support sector operating from Aberdeen, Grangemouth and Great Yarmouth. The business in Falmouth specializes in the high-end yacht market with equipment supply, support and installation, as well as satellite connectivity. Aage Hempel Group will add a new and important world-wide focus enabling Charity & Taylor access to an expanded range of products, services and technical resource, providing entry into new international business sectors while Aage Hempel Group will gain a mature, strategic hub at a critical time as the UK leaves the E.U.”

About Aage Hempel Group, Charity & Taylor and grupoarbulu:

Aage Hempel Group is a prominent company within the global maritime sector, specialising in the service, sales and installation of an extensive range of marine electronics equipment.
Charity & Taylor is a long-established name in the marine industry and has been in business for well over 30 years. Originating in an office in Lowestoft the company has now grown to offer quality services across the whole of the UK.

grupoarbulu is comprised of a group of companies that each specialize in their respective fields of marine electronics, satellite communications, and IT solutions onboard vessels. Members today: NAUTICAL (, Aage Hempel Group (, Marine Instruments (, e3s (, SMD (, NAVTEAM
(, HOLSAT Group ( and SILECMAR (

For further information about the companies, please visit, or or contact:

Iñaki Arbulu
Tel.: +34 916549411
Ioannis Papaefthymiou
Aage Hempel Group
Tel.: +34 956573276
Rodger Perks
Charity & Taylor
Tel +44 7990576734
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December 2019 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter we look at Vessel Monitoring Systems and introduce the X-MDR Modular Data Recorder:

  • Workboat vessel incident recorder.
  • Radar, ECDIS, AIS, VHF, Internal & External mics, Gyro & GPS information recorded if required.
  • Up to 8 cameras recorded.
  • Extended memory if required.
  • Float Free EPIRB recording device if required.
  • External Fixed Recording device available if required

Click here to see the Newsletter.

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November 2019 Newsletter

In this week’s Newsletter we have details on:

  • The Intellian T110W Intellian TVRO system
  • The Intellian T130W Intellian TVRO system
  • JRC bridge equipment including
    JLR 8600/8400 JRC GPS
    JMA-5300mk2 JRC Radar
    JLN-740 Doppler Speed log
  • And a Muddy 10K race!

Click here for the Charity & Taylor November 2019 Newsletter


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October 2019 Newsletter

In this week’s newsletter we have some great deals available on:

  • Danelec DM700 ECDIS
  • Intellian i5P TV dome
  • JRC JMR-5400 10KW X-Band IMO Radar
  • JRC 19-inch Display
  • JRC speed log (less transducer (NKF-547)
  • JRC Vsat Ka Thor
  • Thales vessel link 350
  • ICOM GM800 MF/HF Marine Transceiver
  • ICOM GM600 VHF Marine Transceiver

To get more details on these offers please see our Newsletter by clicking here.

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September 2019 Newsletter from Charity & Taylor Ltd

The September 2019 Newsletter from Charity & Taylor Ltd includes offers on Telenor Satellite and Intellian VSAT packages & a great offer on the Danelec ECDIS DM700

To see the newsletter and these offers click here

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August 2019 Newsletter from Charity & Taylor Ltd

In this months Newsletter from Charity & Taylor (Electronic Services) Ltd we have offers on various JRC navigation equipment suitable for fishing, leisure and commercial vessels and details of the all new IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT from ICOM giving you One-to-Many Global Communications with Just a Push of a Button.

For more details visit our Newletter here

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July 2019 Newsletter from Charity & Taylor Ltd

In this months Newsletter we have some great VSAT offers including

  1. 50% off Thor 7 Ka-band airtime for activations up until 31st December 2019
  2. 15% off the new Ka-band land based services between 1st July and 1st September 2019
  3. Antenna Subsidy offer – Free of charge Ka-band 60cm or 1m antenna for 2 year commitment.

We announce our new partnership with MVS USA. The partnership between the two companies will enable us to provide a competitive Iridium Certus package for your satellite communication requirements.

Finally, we have details of a Touch screen marine VHF radio from JRC, the JHS-800S Marine VHF Radio. As of February 2019 the JHS-800S is the world’s first Class A marine VHF radio/telephone featuring a 5-inch high-brightness colour LCD touch screen, which makes it an outstanding innovative design.

For more details see the newsletter by clicking here.

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June 2019 Newsletter from Charity & Taylor Ltd

This month’s Newsletter includes details of the Intellian v150NX – the world’s first & only 1.5M Ku-Ka convertible VSAT antenna along with details of their success in the 2018 Satellite Technology of The Year Award.

We also announce the launch of our new web site for G-Comm selling Iridium Satellite Phones 

Click here to see the full Newsletter

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May 2019 Newsletter from Charity & Taylor Ltd

In this months Newsletter we announce the availability of the ICOM IC-M506GE VHF Marine Transceiver with AIS, GPS and NMEA 2000 Connectivity. We also have details of a reliable data CCTV recording system that is designed to support workboats, support vessels and all other vessels that are exempt from carrying a VDR system.

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