Nielsen-Kellerman (NK) has acquired RainWise, a manufacturer of weather stations, solar monitoring stations and rain gauges.
The RainWise deal follows NK’s acquisition of Ambient, a provider of affordable weather stations capable of reporting to a personalized internet weather dashboard.
RainWise created the first tipping bucket rain gauge in 1974 and still manufactures rain gauges along with professional-grade weather stations for applications including agriculture, industry, fire-weather and commercial solar power generation at its Trenton, Maine, facility.
Its MK4 IoT Weather Station launches this year, and is a completely self-contained weather station that reports directly to the internet via cellular data with no additional accessories required.
According to Nielsen-Kellerman, the combined forces will greatly expand its ability to deliver accurate weather measurements and awareness to customers, whether they are at home, in a factory or field with full IoT capabilities.
The acquisition further expands Nielsen-Kellerman’s Kestrel Weather and Environmental Instruments division.
Alix James, CEO of Nielsen-Kellerman, said, “Kestrel and RainWise have parallel histories in innovation in weather measurement and commitment to accuracy, reliability and US manufacturing. We greatly admire their reputation for building quality products that perform for years and years in the field. Putting our companies together made perfect sense.”
Carsten Steenberg, CEO of RainWise, added, “Now we have the combined experience,
Resources and reputation to deliver any type of weather station a customer might need, anywhere in the world. I’m looking forward to being able to launch many new products and telling the RainWise story to many more potential customers with NK’s help.”