Marine Electronics Manufacturer Merges with Sister Brand and Expands Offerings in Core Markets

Birdsboro, PA – KEP Marine- the manufacturer of industry-leading, 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 it’s 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. ”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 Corporation, offering a huge leap forward in the company’s resources. In early 2015, Aydin acquired KEP Marine, expanding the company’s 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 utilize this experience to launch new products – enhancing our portfolio with more of the high-quality, dependable products our customers have come to expect.”

About Aydin Marine:
Aydin Marine, a Sparton Corporation company, designs, manufactures and services industrial and marine type approval displays, computers and peripherals for the commercial and recreational marine markets.

About Sparton Corporation:
Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA), now in its 116th year, is a provider of complex and sophisticated electromechanical devices with capabilities that include concept development, industrial design, design and manufacturing engineering, production, distribution, field service, and refurbishment. The primary markets served are Medical & Biotechnology, Military & Aerospace, and Industrial & Commercial. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, Sparton currently has fifteen manufacturing locations and engineering design centers worldwide. Sparton’s Web site may be accessed at