Ocean Technologies Group
Ocean Technologies Group began life as a business combination between two market-leaders providing e-learning to seafarers around the world. Through a series of acquisitions and investment in new products and services, Ocean has become the leading software provider to the maritime industry, and a small but vital cog in sea transport and global trade.
Oakley first invested in the business in 2019 through the simultaneous acquisition and combination of two e-learning providers to the maritime industry, Seagull and Videotel, followed by a further five bolt-on acquisitions.
Combining the product development and technical resources of multiple companies allowed for greater investment in new content and technology, with the business now offering a range of software solutions that empower maritime professionals and help ship owners to better manage their assets.
The digital transformation taking place in the shipping industry has offered a significant opportunity for Ocean to provide its customers with a significantly enhanced suite of products and services.
Ship managers are increasingly turning to SaaS solutions that they can integrate across their fleet to enable compliant and efficient performance from their workforce and the vessels they manage.
Diversifying the business
Under Oakley’s ownership, the Group has transformed from a single-product software at the time of acquisition, to a diversified software platform serving multiple needs of the maritime industry.
A leading provider of English language training and e-learning to seafarers.
A provider of fleet management software for the shipping industry.
A provider of ERP and personnel management solutions to the maritime industry.
A provider of safety-critical e-learning solutions to the maritime industry.
The leading crew management SaaS provider to the maritime industry.