Aleck Acquires Tocsen, Maker of Helmet-mounted Crash Sensors

Aleck, the maker of wireless audio and communication systems for outdoor sports, announced the acquisition of 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 suffered a broken neck while biking alone and was found unconscious by hikers. This experience sparked the vision to create a smart sensor that could detect a fall and immediately alert a life-saving emergency response.

The first Tocsen crash sensor was launched in Germany via a crowdfunding campaign and is used now by more than 30,000 cyclists and other outdoor athletes. Tocsen’s crash sensor technology has been integrated into the design of select uvex, Alpina and EKOÏ helmets.

Aleck Founder and CEO Stephen Catterson said. “[Tocsen] 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 new hires at Aleck in preparation for planned growth. Tocsen’s management, product development and administration teams will be integrated into the company, and Aleck remains committed to continuing strong relations with Tocsen’s consumers and partners, including independent bike and snow sports 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 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.”