Headquartered in London, Galileo Group has delivered world class innovation and design to the luxury travel sector; experiencing exceptional growth in its product capabilities, skill sets, team, product and brand portfolio as well as an increasing global reach. Underpinned by an ndustry-changing approach to product design and a demonstrable track record of operational excellence and service delivery, Galileo is successfully challenging the status quo of aviation and design with successful strategic partnerships, supported with enterprise led, commercially competitive sourcing.
Watermark products, established in 1985, has evolved from a London-based start up serving the newly formed Virgin Atlantic, to a renowned industry player delivering the very best guest experience to many of the world’s leading airlines, accumulating over 30 years of experience. Approaching every project with global expertise and brand knowledge, whilst ensuring localised customer understanding, personal account management and unfaltering operational dependability, Watermark Products boasts a comprehensive product portfolio across all main onboard product categories.
The newly merged company will be known as Galileo Watermark and will integrate staff and leading designers across four offices worldwide: New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney. The union will deliver a stronger international network and increase its service capability to its customers.
“There are great synergies between both companies with the opportunity for Galileo Watermark to evolve as a market leader in the industry. We have a wealth of core strengths in our business and the ability to capitalize on the experience, ideas and efforts of a new global team to shake up the market and bring a fresh approach to onboard hospitality.” Said Ian Linaker, CEO of Galileo Watermark.
“We operate in a hyper-competitive industry and know that in order to thrive it is necessary not only to identify better ways of sourcing competitively but to work with the very best, in order to provide a holistic, end-to-end design, brand partnership and innovation service for our customers, that focuses on their needs and enhances the passenger experience. We are committed to fulfilling this promise and look forward to welcoming both teams together to shape the future of the travel industry.”
This strategic acquisition accelerates Galileo Group’s growth in the industry and increases the global reach of both companies, expanding its footprint across key growth opportunities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed