Survitec, global survival technology, has expanded in the United Kingdom with the opening of a new service centre at the port of Southampton.
The 10,000 m² building is newly fitted out with equipment and facilities for the servicing and repair of liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits and other safety equipment.
“The location of this new Service Centre effectively allows us to manage and build upon our offering to support our customers in the region,” said Ronnie Vettese, Survitec’s managing director, UK Marine.
Survitec said it aims to deliver increased capacity and faster turnaround times when meeting the needs of customers in the cruise, defence, Border Force and commercial shipping sectors.
Moreover, there is an additional 3,000-litre water tank that has been installed for testing liferafts and rescue boats, equipped with a davit launch frame for load testing.
The centre also has a dedicated lifejacket servicing and repair area with a special platform to accommodate 151-man liferafts, a compressor for inflation and calibrated tools.