Beier Integrated Systems, Mandeville, La., has purchased South Coast Electric Systems (SCES) of Bay St. Louis, Miss., from American Electric Technologies.

Beier Integrated Systems, a Beier Radio company, provides turnkey vessel control, navigation, communication and power management solutions. The move expands Beier’s manufacturing capabilities in the marine market.

SCES is a marine and industrial electrical switchgear manufacturer and service provider, recognized for providing high quality, cost effective switchgear solutions to the marine and industrial industries.

Beier will acquire SCES’s operations, including a manufacturing plant and equipment in Bay St. Louis, and 13 employees. SCES will operate under the new name South Coast Electric LLC.

“We are very excited about refitting existing vessels and engineering new vessels with our new power and control products from South Coast Electric,” said Beier president Karl Beier. “This acquisition will allow Beier to add the only missing component - the switchgear - to our fully integrated packages in order to provide a complete turnkey electrical solution to shipyards and ship owners. We are confident this will result in a better engineered and integrated equipment package, reducing cost and eliminating risk for our customers.”