Rolls-Royce acquires yacht bridge and automation specialist Team Italia

Business unit Power Systems enhances its mtu product portfolio with complete ‘bridge to propeller’ solutions

Rolls-Royce acquires yacht bridge and automation specialist Team Italia

Rolls-Royce has acquired Team Italia/Onyx Marine, the Italian group specializing in yacht bridges and marine automation.

Team Italia, established in 2000, designs and develops integrated bridges and marine navigation and automation systems – mainly for Italian yacht builders and shipyards positioned prominently on the global yacht market.

Denise Kurtulus, Vice President Marine in the Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, said: 

"This acquisition is the next logical step on our way to becoming a provider of integrated solutions for the yacht industry. Our products complement each other perfectly, and with this step we expand our solutions portfolio significantly to enhance our market position and create further benefits for our customers.”

Massimo Minnella, Managing Director of Team Italia, said:

"We strongly believe that in order to implement a structured expansion and maintain the high level of continuity and growth that will secure the future of our company, we need an excellent partner and marine expert like Rolls-Royce Power Systems at our side. We see excellent prospects for reaping benefits together in the global luxury yacht market.”

With the new name Team Italia Marine s.r.l., the company continues to operate in the Italian cities of Fano, Livorno and Forlì. Its workforce of almost 60 employees including all managers and key personal will be taken over by Rolls-Royce, as Massimo Minnella will keep the role as Managing Director and Daniele Ceccanti as Technical Director. They will be supported by Nicola Camuffo, head of the Rolls-Royce mtu Yacht Competence Centre in La Spezia.