Marston buys air quality sensor maker

Integrated, technology-enabled transport solutions operator Marston Holdings has bought Vortex IoT Limited, supplier of environmental sensors, networks and data solutions that support improved air quality and decarbonisation initiatives.

Marston, which also owns enforcement technology company Videalert, delivers services to local authorities and says that, with the acquisition of Vortex, it will strengthen its offering by delivering complementary air quality and acoustic monitoring solutions that maximise awareness, identify pollution hotspots and improve public health.

In a statement Marston explains that air quality monitors and associated data and analytics are required to assess the success of policy in meeting clean air targets and so it is excited to extend its technology offering to include these important and timely solutions.  The acquisition of Vortex follows the 2019 acquisitions of Videalert, along with ParkTrade, a Swedish-based European tolling payments and collections business and LogicValley, an Indian-based AI-focused developer.

Steve Callaghan, Chair of Marston Holdings, commented, “Marston Holdings has been on a journey of enhancing technological capability and I’m delighted that Vortex IoT’s innovative solutions now form part of our end-to-end offering delivering cleaner, greener streets.”

“We have a long track record of successfully working in partnership with the public sector, and this acquisition reflects client feedback seeking innovative, technology-enabled solutions,” added Mark Hoskin, Chief Commercial Officer at Marston Holdings.  “COP26 demonstrated public support for driving the transition to a zero-carbon economy, and we are pleased to further enhance our ability to support our clients and their residents through cleaner, healthier and more people-friendly communities.” 

Adrian Sutton, CEO of Vortex IoT, commented:  “Joining Marston Holdings accelerates Vortex IoT’s ability to deliver social value and environmental change for clients, and we are delighted to collectively build on the existing relationships we have established as trusted partners to our clients.”

(Picture – Marston Holdings)


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