About Mackay

Brief History:
The origin of Mackay Communications stem back to 1884, when John Mackay founded the Commercial Cable Company; operating a network of telegraph and transatlantic cables through the 1920’s.  In 1925, the company expanded into radio communications and evolved into a large multinational company, which was ultimately acquired by ITT in 1940.

Mackay was divested in 1987 and became Mackay Communications, Inc., a privately held company, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA, with wholly-owned sales & service operations in 17 U.S, six (6) Canadian ports, Panama, Brazil and 17 strategic European, Middle-East, & Asian locations . Mackay’s Marine World Service group extends its coordination network of global services available with over 90 agencies worldwide.

Mackay Communications Today:
Mackay’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive and cutting edge product portfolio, competitive pricing, and client-centered maritime electronics equipment sales and service, and terrestrial satellite communications packages, to commercial, governmental, energy, and private industries worldwide.

We serve our customers via direct sales, project integration teams, on-demand and contractual service & maintenance, and industry-specific groups.  Mackay’s dedicated divisions and teams include Mackay Marine (Direct Sales & OTC Fulfillment, and Project Management Group), Marine World Service (24/7 maritime service, Cobham/Thrane Regional Workshops & Onboard Service Centers), Mackay Government Group, and Mackay Satellite.

In order to offer our wide range of clients a full breadth of products, Mackay partners with leading and specialized maritime equipment manufacturers, representing over 50 electronic equipment suppliers.  Our comprehensive line includes high quality electronics for below-decks, navigation, communications, and safety & security applications.  With Mackay’s 2015 acquisition of CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business, it established a Mackay Marine Canada team providing an extended array of products and services from six (6) Canadian ports locations.  Mackay Satellite Division  offers satellite communication products for marine and land-mobile applications to commercial, private, and government sectors.  Visit the Satellite Solutions segment of this site for our complete line of satellite equipment & airtime options.

Mackay coordinates global maritime repair service on every class and size of vessel 24/7 via our Mackay World Service team.  We’re certified to provide authorized service on all major brands, with the technical expertise to service most all electronic marine products. In addition to “On-Demand Service”, periodic required inspections, certifications service, and maintenance contracts (including consolidated equipment repair review), are also available.  Our goal is to keep vessels operating in the most expeditious timeframe with cost-efficient service solutions.

Our Marine Service Technicians receive regular training to stay current on existing and new product specifications, and regulatory requirements.  Mackay is committed to providing top-notch, efficient and cost-conscious marine service personnel, whose expertise is evident, in part, by the longevity of Mackay’s Marine Technician’s experience; currently averaging 12 years.

Mackay Communications’ long history of experience and partnerships enhance our ability to offer customers the most advanced product solutions in the market today; coupled with our dedicated service team, we’re committed to keeping your operations running efficiently from any of Mackay’s strategic locations or network of collaborative global agents.

When it comes to one-stop, worldwide electronic equipment, satellite networking, and quality service capabilities, for marine, offshore, and land-mobile applications, the company to rely on is Mackay Communications, Inc.

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COVID-19 NOTICE - March 18, 2020: ALL 40 Mackay Marine’s global locations are fully operational. Mackay anticipates remaining open throughout the COVID-19 epidemic.