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Launch of a new service facility by Survitec in the port of Southampton.

Launch of a new service facility by Survitec in the port of Southampton.

Survitec, a provider of global survival technology solutions, has opened a new service centre in the Port of Southampton, completing a significant expansion of its UK servicing expertise.

The 10,000 square foot building will provide increased capacity and quicker turnaround times when serving the needs of clients in the cruise, defence, Border Force, and commercial shipping sectors. It has recently been outfitted with tools and facilities for the servicing and repair of liferafts, lifejackets, immersion suits, and other safety equipment.

According to Iain Allan, Southampton-based Operations Manager for Survitec, “Our new Service Centre is strategically located 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.”

“We looked for and furnished the ideal venue in Southampton for many months. With space in our new site to grow, we can now service more than 2,000 liferafts annually and cater to customer needs.Survitec has boosted its personnel by 20% to accommodate the needs of the new Service Centre while also cutting servicing turnaround time by up to 50%.

A 3,000-liter water tank with a davit launch frame for load testing has been installed for the purpose of testing liferafts and rescue boats. The facility also has a specific room for lifejacket servicing and repair, a particular platform for 151-man liferafts, an inflating compressor, and calibrated tools.

According to Ronnie Vettese, Managing Director, UK Marine of Survitec, “the location of this new Service Centre effectively allows us to manage and build upon our offering to support our customers in the region.”In the long run, the new facility will allow us to increase our client offering and offer services for fire, lifeboats, and mooring equipment.

This week, the newest Survitec Service Centre opened in Southampton to coincide with Seawork, the biggest commercial maritime and workboat expo in Europe. With the addition of the new Service Centre to its existing global network of more than 400 service centres serving 2,000 ports worldwide, Survitec is further cemented in its position as a global leader in the supply, inspection, testing, servicing, and repair of safety and survival equipment.

Source- travel daily

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