About Vitavox

Vitavox was established in 1930 by Leonard Young, an electrician specialising in wireless, who served in the Navy as a volunteer. During his time at sea, he realised the importance of the on-board internal communications and on return to dry land he set about creating and producing products that would meet the operational requirements of the maritime environment.

Serving the defence sector, Vitavox, manufacture and supply loudspeakers, headsets, microphones and intercom systems for international army and naval platforms. Our commitment to creating the highest specification audio equipment has kept Vitavox at the forefront of tactical communications, working in partnership and supplying the primes and the MOD across various projects.

Vitavox specialises in off-the-shelf and bespoke audio solutions. On land we are installed on all British Army AJAX class vehicles, currently undergoing trials. Our solution, Outacom®, is the only fully qualified, tactical vehicle Public Address (PA) system in current manufacture. Vitavox also supplies the MOD’s armoured vehicle, Foxhound, with a loudspeaker system. Installed sea platforms include the Successor Class Submarines, Type 23 Frigates and Astute Class Attack Submarines.

Compliant with stringent defence standards, Vitavox’s products are robust, effective and dependable, ensuring a long operational life.

Meet the Vitavox Team
John Moore
CEO and Owner

As Director for over 30 years and owner for 12 years, I have helped shape how Vitavox innovates and strives to give exceptional service to our customers. Really understanding and helping our customers is what makes us excel. I am proud of what my staff have achieved and excited for where we are heading. I’m still a gym nut during the week and hit the slopes skiing every year.

David Palmer
Managing Director

I’m responsible for Vitavox’s performance. I feel privileged to lead a business with such a wealth of knowledge, with many of our team serving for over 25 years, helping Vitavox to be the very best it can be and adding value to customers worldwide. If I’m not at Vitavox, I’m normally enjoying the company of my family, planning activities outdoors or trying to convince my wife that my latest hobby (whatever it is) is not a fad.

Tina Shepherd
Sales & Business Development

I am your first point of contact for all your Vitavox enquiries. From processing orders and assisting with customer requests to ensuring projects are managed and kept on track, no two days are ever the same. At weekends I enjoy taking my Chocolate Labrador on long walks in the country.

Terry Dove MBE
Business Development

Having served 23 years in the military specialising in Armoured Vehicles and Tactical Communication Systems, I feel completely at home with Vitavox. Your point of contact for technical and tactical queries relating to any of our products, across all domains within the military environment. 

David Rae
Business Development

After 23 years in the army and numerous free sunshine and sand holidays, I bring the end user experience to further advance Vitavox's military based products. I help develop the business by understanding the military market and where we can inform the requirement. 
Out of work you’ll normally find me carefully pressing rare butterflies or counting my copper jar.

Rashmi Dattani
Financial Controller

Finance at Vitavox is more than bean counting! We are involved in all aspects of business; from product design, despatch, debt collections and payments. I’m a “foodie” so to balance the calories, I go for long walks and do Iyengar Yoga and Tai Chi.

Andrew Rennie
Operations Manager

I lead the team responsible for producing equipment for all sectors of Secomak and Vitavox. I manage the factory layout, machinery, operational processes and procedures. I am also responsible for health & safety and quality. 

It’s often challenging but very rewarding when problems are solved, and products are shipped on time. Outside of work, we love to travel, enjoy a live band and spending time with our young granddaughter.

Luke Maher
Engineering Manager

I look after a wide range of engineering projects for Secomak and Vitavox, creating new and improving our existing products through design and development, risk assessment and safety.

Brian Burgess
Senior Engineer

I look after a wide range of engineering projects for Secomak and Vitavox, creating new and improving our existing products through design and development, risk assessment and safety.

Joanne McGregor
Procurement Manager

I lead the buying team across Secomak and Vitavox. Building and maintaining a healthy supplier base ensures we source the best quality parts for our products. No challenge is too great! In my spare time, if I’m not swinging from an aerial hoop, I’m practising martial arts.

Scott Johnson
Quality Health Safety & Environmental Manager

I am responsible for the Quality side of the business maintaining the ISO: 9001:2015 standard, I also support the Operations Manager keeping the Health and Safety up to date.

When I am not a work you will find me either on the golf course or out with friends.

Our History
1930 Vitavox created by Leonard Young, an ex-merchant Navy Seaman and Radio Repair Shop owner. His main customer was the Royal Navy.
1980 Supplied the Royal Navy Trafalgar Class Submarines with loudspeakers and microphones.
1988 Vitavox merged with Secomak Ltd.
1991 Won contract to exclusively supply the Royal Navy Type 23 Frigates with our Main Broadcast Loudspeaker.
1994 Developed new handset for Royal Navy ships and boats.
2000 Agreed to supply our range of loudspeakers and microphones to the Australian Royal Navy.
2011 Contracted to supply external bridge and dive chamber loudspeaker for Astute Class attack Submarines.
2012 Selected to supply Outacom® Tactical PA System to be mounted to all British Army AJAX AFVs. Undergoing trials until further notice.
2012 Selected by BAE to design and produce UHF headset for UK MOD
2016 Focussed development on complete range of loudspeakers and microphones for the main broadcast of Royal Navy Dreadnought Class “Successor” Submarines. This is ongoing until launch in 2021.
Secomak – Specialising in Moving and Manipulating Air

Vitavox serve the worldwide defence industry, operating as a division of Secomak. As part of the same company, Secomak produce:

  • Drying machines for the packaging, bottling and filling industry
  • Gas Boosters primarily for the construction industry
  • Fans, blowers and Heaters for a wide range of industrial uses, including heating, cooling, cleaning, sorting and ventilating.

This unique combination of products and skill sets has helped the company remain flexible and adaptable, whilst retaining many years of expertise and experience.

For more information on Secomak and their latest product innovations, please visit www.secomak.com

ISO 9001:2015
Vitavox is compliant governing the design, development, manufacture, repair, re-manufacture and marketing of a range of loudspeakers, microphones, handsets, ship whistles and associated electrical, electronics and mechanical products.
CE Certified
The CE mark indicates compliance with all current EU legislation and allows a product to be sold freely throughout Europe.
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