About Sirtrack

Sirtrack is located in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. We specialise in the design, manufacture and export of wildlife tracking systems using state of the art transmitter and satellite technologies. The majority of Sirtrack products are produced by our highly trained team of experts in our purpose built production facility in New Zealand.

Our Team

One of Sirtrack’s greatest strengths is our diverse team of talented professionals who are driven by a passion for wildlife and wildlife telemetry. Quite simply, we love what we do. We pride ourselves on our proactive attitude which has earned us an enviable reputation amongst our competitors.

Our attitude and combined expertise in electronics, engineering and wildlife biology has made us the largest supplier of wildlife tracking equipment in New Zealand and Australia, and a leading global exporter to world markets including North America, U.K., Europe and Africa.

Our Wildlife Telemetry Consultants

Our wildlife telemetry consultants offer you a wealth of telemetry and biological knowledge from their many years spent in the field. Each consultant has specialist knowledge of wildlife telemetry solutions for their market.

Talk to your nearest wildlife telemetry consultant today or see:
Our Expertise for more information.

Our Distributors

Sirtrack have been supplying tracking solutions for African wildlife to researchers and managers for over 20 years. Sirtrack have developed an unparalleled reputation for customer service and support. Sirtrack’s Wildlife Telemetry Consultants are experienced and knowledgeable about African species and have, in conjunction with renowned wildlife researchers and managers, pioneered tracking solutions such as anti-snare plates for wild dogs. Today Sirtrack offers a range of tracking solutions including Ultimate VHF transmitters, GPS and satellite collars, proximity collars, Marine GPS, and satellite transmitters.

In the spirit of pioneering Sirtrack is the first telemetry company to appoint a distributor based in Africa. Global Supplies will provide sales, supply, technical and warranty support for all Sirtrack tracking solutions supplied into Africa.

Sirtrack and Global Supplies pride themselves on the level and quality of customer service and support they provide. Together they intend to set themselves apart. JJ van Altena and Jaco Mattheus have extensive knowledge and hands on experience of African species and the use of telemetry.  This ensures customers will receive enhanced levels of support from experienced practitioners.

From July 2011 all enquiries for Sirtrack tracking solutions in Africa will be managed through Global Supplies.

For enquires please contact: JJ van Altena on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jaco Mattheus on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Our History

Sirtrack began as an independent subsidiary of New Zealand Crown Research Institute, Landcare Research. The company was established in 1986, a time when the New Zealand government was undertaking extensive bio-security research using radio tracking to monitor introduced species of wildlife that were threatening New Zealand's native fauna and flora. Sirtrack quickly became experts in the field of wildlife tracking for pest research in the rugged New Zealand wilderness. Since that time, the company has expanded into a wider range of wildlife tracking applications, and is regarded as a world leader. To date Sirtrack has deployed wildlife tracking units in over 70 countries around the world, on over 550 species of wildlife.

In 2011 Sirtrack was acquired by Lotek Wireless, Canada. The Lotek companies include Lotek Wireless; Newmarket, Ontario, St Johns; Newfoundland, Biotrack; UK, and now Sirtrack; New Zealand. All three companies have been supplying wildlife telemetry solutions for over 25 years with world leading products for avian, terrestrial, marine and fish research and conservation. With one of the largest research and development teams in the wildlife telemetry world, combined with a dedicated team of wildlife telemetry consultants and experts located in four continents, we are confident that we can raise our already great customer service to new heights.