2021 has proven to be a big year of acquisitions and consolidation in the marine aquarium industry. Bertram Capital first acquired Bulk Reef Supply in early 2021. Then Bulk Reef Supply buys out competitor Marine Depot. Neptune Systems then merges with Bulk Reef Supply. It has been rumored since late September 2021, that Ecotech Marine had also been bought up (e.g. on Humble.Fish), but nothing official was released until November 2nd, 2021.
Officially, details remain limited to a brief news release published on the company news portion of the Ecotech Marine website; neither the Neptune Systems nor Ecotech Marine acquisitions are listed on the Bertram Capital website at this time.
via Ecotech Marine
EcoTech is excited to join Neptune and BRS under a common parent company.
WILL IT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL?
For you, our customer, this change in ownership will probably flow as easily as a VorTech pump. The change will facilitate and expedite the development and availability of new EcoTech (and brands) products. Being part of a portfolio of sister companies in the aquarium space will provide the resources EcoTech needs to take service, collaboration, and innovation to the next level.
ARE ECOTECH AND AI CUSTOMER SERVICE STILL GOING TO BE AWESOME?
Most definitely. Same people, same responsiveness, same location. Support is provided for EcoTech Marine, AquaIllumination, Nyos, and D-D brand products here at the EcoTech facility in Bethlehem, PA. For service support, please use the support tab on the EcoTech or AquaIllumination homepage.
WILL MY FAVORITE RETAILER STILL CARRY ECOTECH PRODUCTS?
Absolutely, EcoTech Marine (and brands) products will be available at all your favorite Local Fish Stores and Online Sellers! Please look to our website for all current retailers, distributors, international distributors, and online retailers.
IS MY ETM (AND BRANDS) PRODUCT WARRANTY THE SAME?
Yes. Same great products, same great warranty, and support.