Aleck, the manufacturer of wireless audio and communication systems for outdoor sports, reported it acquired Tocsen, the German maker of intelligent helmet-mounted crash sensors.

Tocsen was founded in 2019 by Alexander Schumacher, Andreas Botsch and Malte Buttjer after a close friend broke his neck while cycling alone and was later found unconscious by hikers. The experience sparked the vision to create an intelligent sensor to detect a fall and immediately alert an emergency response. 

The first Tocsen crash sensor was launched in Germany and “used by over 30,000 cyclists and other outdoor athletes.” Tocsen’s crash sensor technology is integrated into the design of select Uvex, Alpina and EKOÏ helmets.

“We are excited to welcome Tocsen and its team to Aleck,” said Stephen Catterson, founder and CEO of Aleck. “This is a brand we have watched with admiration as they’ve brought their visionary product technology and well-designed support app to an impressive community of users throughout Europe. With complementary products that align perfectly with Aleck’s mission, this is a perfect union, and we look forward to working together to bring more innovative technology to the outdoor sports market.”

The acquisition of Tocsen follows a recent announcement of new hires at Aleck, including integrating Tocsen’s management, product development and administration teams into the company. Aleck will also retain relationships with Tocsen consumers and partners, including independent bike and snowsports retailers.

“We are proud of what we’ve created with Tocsen and the community of first responders we’ve helped build to keep outdoor enthusiasts safe,” said Malte Buttjer, co-founder and new CTO. “Joining Aleck is a natural next step for our growth, given their strong reputation in the outdoor sports market and established distribution channels throughout Europe and North America. The future looks bright, and we are excited to work with the Aleck team to bring our crash sensor technology to more users worldwide.”