In 2011, Lotek Wireless acquired Sirtrack Ltd., a provider of bird, marine and wildlife telemetry products based in Havelock North, New Zealand. In 2019 Sirtrack Ltd was officially renamed Lotek NZ Ltd completing our integration into the Lotek Group.
Lotek NZ began as a collaboration between researchers, working with possums and studying the spread of bovine TB, and engineers at the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). In the early 1980’s the DSIR was required to formalise the various research and engineering branches. With a marketable product and a sound business plan the DSIR created Sirtrack, a completely separate entity, to design, market and manufacture tracking devices.
Lotek NZ specializes in the design, manufacture and export of wildlife tracking systems, using state-of-the-art transmitter and satellite technologies. The company’s proactive attitude and combined expertise in electronics, engineering and wildlife biology has made Lotek NZ the largest supplier of wildlife monitoring equipment in New Zealand and Australia, and a leading global exporter to world markets, including North America, U.K., Europe and Africa.