Dometic, the Swedish headquartered global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living, announced at METSTRADE on Wednesday that it will restart acquisitions in 2020 to expand the group’s activities including those in the marine market.

Julien Le Feuvre, Head of Marine OEM EMEA, told IBI: “Marine activities account for 26% of our total business and this has grown from 11% in 2014. We stopped acquisitions following our takeover of SeaStar in 2017 for over $800m but will resume next year.”

In Hall 7, Dometic is launching four new products into the EMEA region – the Dometic Optimus Electric Steering Actuator, Dometic Smart Trim Tab System, the Dometic Turbo Global and the Domectic VARCX-120.

The Optimus Electric Actuator, which was nominated for a 2019 DAME Award, is an industry first, all-electric remote mount steering actuator whose whole design is environmentally-friendly. It requires no fluid and is manufactured with state-of-the-art mechanical components and sophisticated integrated electronics. The on-demand system has no parasitic draw on the horsepower of the engine. The product received the 2019 IBEX Innovation Award.

The Smart Trim Tab is described by Dometic as being a next generation product which brings a completely new level of precision control and many technical advantages including user programmability. A true game changer for the industry which opens up many possibilities for boatbuilders and boaters.

In addition to the new products, Dometic also gave a sneak peak of its new CFX3 Cool Box which will launched officially early next year.