From 2017 Index Marine has been part of The Peto Group, a UK-based organisation set up to give its businesses an environment in which to innovate and develop new products and markets cost-effectively and efficiently.

Index Marine products are in use throughout the marine industry, on leisure craft, working boats, superyachts and naval vessels. Our reputation for keeping water out of electrics with our IP68 sealed glands, and connectors makes Index Marine the brand of choice for boat builders and systems installers.

A respected brand in the marine industry, Index Marine is expanding into new global markets where security of electrical installations in harsh environments is a must. These markets include domestic and commercial solar panel installations where electrical connectivity into buildings is required, and solar farms where complex electrical interconnection between sealed solar units is required. Our marine electronics units for detecting water ingress and monitoring pump condition is equally applicable to flood defence systems where sensors and pumping systems are deployed in buildings and other structures. In fact, the applications for our products is endless – vehicles, oil and gas extraction, processing and distribution installations and pipelines, antenna masts, external lighting, swimming pools…

Under the Peto group, Index Marine has the capability to step up its development and launch of new products. We have a series on new product launches planned for the near future.

The Team

Chris Fearnley

Managing Director

Chris graduated from Southampton University with BSc (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has worked in the electrical and electronic field for the last 6 years and has worked closely with Raymond Peto to develop his knowledge of all aspects of the engineering sector, gaining experience in business management in the process and becoming a key player in The Peto Group of companies. This extensive training and mentoring has enabled him to taking up a leadership role within Index Marine, running a team of engineers and production staff. Chris’s rounded capability enables him to drive innovation and new product concepts right through to production and customer design-in.

James Lewis

Business Development

James brings a mix of technology and commercial leadership to Index Marine. Graduating with a BSc(Eng) in Electronic Engineering from the University of London, he started his career in aerospace electronics, before moving into technical support for a major semiconductor supplier. In 1992 he co-founded Oxford Semiconductor, a UK-based custom chip developer, which following a move to California grew into a thriving global business before it was acquired by a Silicon Valley chip company. Returning to the UK James consulted to a number of hi-tech start-ups and then became CEO to restructure an established audio company and reposition its technology for advanced tactile user interface into the consumer electronics, automotive and aerospace sectors. As well as maintaining a role in that business, James has now taken a business development role in The Peto Group and Index Marine.

Clare Coates

Clare Coates

Global Marketing

Clare brings a wealth of marketing expertise to Index Marine and heads up our global marketing activities. Her integrated marketing experience and skill set around modern, scalable marketing methods will aid our continued expansion and allow us to capitalise on the strength of the Index Marine brand as we continue to innovate and grow.