Survitec launches new service centre at port of Southampton
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Global Survival Technology options supplier Survitec has accomplished a significant growth of its UK servicing functionality with the opening of a new service centre within the Port of Southampton.
The 10,000 sq. ft constructing, newly fitted out with tools and services for the servicing and restore of liferafts, lifejackets, immersion fits and different security tools, will ship elevated capability and sooner turnaround occasions when assembly the wants of prospects within the cruise, defence, Border Force and industrial transport sectors.
“Our new Service Centre is strategically positioned in Southampton to be closer to our customers in the port – it will allow us swift access in and out of the docks to provide an enhanced service to ships,” stated Iain Allan, Survitec’s Operations Manager primarily based in Southampton.
“We spent many months searching for and fitting out the right facility in Southampton. We will now have the capability to service more than 2,000 liferafts a year, with room in our new location to expand to meet customer needs.”Alongside lowering servicing turnaround by as much as 50%, Survitec has elevated its headcount to fulfill the calls for of the new Service Centre by 20%.
A 3,000-litre water tank has been put in for testing liferafts and rescue boats, outfitted with a davit launch body for load testing. The centre additionally contains a devoted lifejacket servicing and restore space with a particular platform to accommodate 151-man liferafts, a compressor for inflation and calibrated instruments.
“The location of this new Service Centre effectively allows us to manage and build upon our offering to support our customers in the region.,” stated Ronnie Vettese, Survitec’s Managing Director, UK Marine.“Longer term, the new facility will enable us to expand upon our customer offering and to provide fire, lifeboat and mooring equipment services.”
Survitec’s newest Service Centre launched this week to coincide with Seawork, Europe’s largest industrial marine and workboat exhibition in Southampton. The opening of the new Service Centre reinforces Survitec’s place as a world chief within the provide, inspection, testing, servicing and restore of security and survival tools, including to a worldwide footprint of greater than 400 service centres protecting 2,000 ports worldwide.
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