OWC (https://eshop.macsales.com) has acquired Akitio, a maker of external computer storage products and accessories, with an emphasis on Thunderbolt 3 technology. OWC’s Woodstock, Illinois facility will serve as worldwide headquarters for all OWC brands, including Akitio.

The Akitio teams will remain onboard in their California and international locations. Customer support will remain first-class across the board for all existing lines including Akitio brand products, according to Akitio CEO Tommy Chen.

“This acquisition gives us the opportunity to strengthen our core prosumer lineup and market reach with photography, video and music pros with some really exceptional new offerings,” adds Larry O’Connor, OWC founder and  CEO. “Our product lines and brands are quite complementary, with Akitio bringing a strong reputation in the Windows space and segments like performance gaming, AR/VR, high- end creative strengths to our base. I see tremendous opportunities ahead for our team and our customers.”