Managing Director of Del Norte Technology, Laurie Smith, recently announced his retirement after more than 50 years in the business. Del Norte, the UK partner company to HYPACK, officially closed with Laurie’s retirement. Swathe Services will now take on responsibility for sales and maintenance of HYPACK software solutions. The company will continue to run bi-annual Multi-Beam Echo Sounder HYPACK training courses to improve surveyors’ knowledge and efficiency using HYPACK software.

US company HYPACK – A Xylem Brand is a leading supplier of hydrographic survey and data processing software for the hydrographic survey and dredging industries.

A spokesperson from HYPACK said: “We wish to thank Laurie for the past 20 years representing HYPACK and providing outstanding service and support to our customers in the UK. Del Norte grew the market from a handful of customers to over 200 HYPACK users and 500 licenses. We now look to Swathe Services to build on the success of Del Norte and continue to grow our user base in the UK.”

2 SwatheServicesLogoSwathe Services are a hydrographic survey services company based in Cornwall UK that specializes in Multi-Beam Echo Sounder (MBES) surveying. Managing Director James Williams said: “All of us here at Swathe Services wish Laurie well in his retirement. He’s been a credit to the industry during his long service.”

“We are delighted to become the UK distributor of HYPACK software and look forward to the opportunity of working with Xylem UK and growing the number of HYPACK users in the UK and Ireland.”

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