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Key facts

  • Newly formed company - AST Wrights Ltd
  • Expertise in remote monitoring and control of fixed and mobile assets
  • Integration of radio and satellite networks
  • Extension of coverage beyond GSM


Applied Satellite Technology (AST) Ltd is pleased to announce a new joint venture with Wright Technologies in New Zealand

Global provider of intelligent remote communication solutions, Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST), is pleased to announce a joint venture with Wright Technologies, a leading provider of marine electronics services to the South Pacific markets.

AST Group Managing Director, Gregory Darling commented: “We are delighted to bring two well established and capable companies together and look forward to offering remote data applications through new technology and software proven in many global locations to improve our customers' operational effectiveness”

The newly formed company, AST Wrights Ltd, has its headquarters in Wellington and offices in Auckland and Christchurch. The combined companies bring expertise in remote monitoring and control of fixed and mobile assets, extension of coverage beyond GSM, integration of radio and satellite networks. These managed services will bring cost reduction and real-time information on which customers will be able to make business-critical decisions.

For more information and insight into AST Wrights Ltd’s capabilities, visit and


About the AST Group

The AST Group is a leading global innovator in satellite communication solutions, offering a suite of unique propositions such as their award-winning IRIS and INTEGRA solutions. 

The AST Group has presence globally, with offices serving both end-users and channel partners in the UK, Europe,  Americas, Asia and Australia and have a proven track record in delivering high profile projects in a variety of markets sectors.

Along with local engineers and experienced sales staff, The AST Group offer unbiased advice to ensure customers receive the right communication solution to meet their business needs, and at a competitive price.  The AST Group also provide a manned 24/7 Global Customer Support service to ensure continuity of service and reliable assistance from fully qualified personnel.

The AST Group operates a Quality Management System that meets the requirements of ISO 9001 to ensure that quality standards are constantly met and improved. A recent addition to this accreditation is ISO 14001, an internationally accepted standard awarded to companies that can demonstrate a proven Environmental Management System.

About Wright Technologies

For more than 60 years, Wright’s have looked after vessels across the whole of the South Pacific, from Tauranga to Tahiti, Australia to Antarctica. Wright’s technicians are available 24/7, wherever and whenever a vessel is in need of service or repair.

Wright’s use their own highly skilled and experienced fully factory-trained engineers, and only fit new OEM parts to the highest standards, ensuring full factory warranty. Specialist services include system design, installation, maintenance and repair services for all navigational, communications, and marine safety equipment.

Wrights’ have been selling and supporting satellite equipment and airtime for many years and have deep experience in this sector”

Wherever you are, whatever your remote connectivity requirements, AST has a solution. To discuss how we can take you further with one of the friendly team call +44 (0)1493 440 011 or email


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