Sonobex – the multi-award-winning spin out from Loughborough University – has been acquired by Merford UK, a leading specialist in industrial noise control.

Since incorporation in 2013, the Sonobex team has been developing innovative technologies and solutions within the noise control sector and has patented acoustic panel technology – SonoTEC®.

The technology has applications across a range of sectors, including heavy industry, energy and transportation.

Existing systems rely on solid enclosures to mute sound. SonoTEC® makes use of individual panels which provide excellent noise cancelling performance and allow passive ventilation – a significant benefit for machine enclosures.

Professor Tracy Bhamra, Loughborough University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise, says of the acquisition: “Merford is the perfect partner for Sonobex to take forward its proprietary noise reduction solution and accelerate routes to market – improving our living and working environments.”