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Feb 2013
USCG Faze out of Immersion Lifesaving Equipment
The US Coast Guard issued notice that will phase out approval for any survival craft in which an individual is immersed in the water by January 1st 2015. more...
Jan 2013
Survitec Group announces impressive new facility in British Colombia
Survitec Group is pleased to announce the relocation of its Vancouver based business to a brand new facility in Delta, British Colombia, Canada.

Vancouver based DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd, acquired by Survitec in 2011 along with its sister business, Zodiac Solas Liferafts and MES, based in Bordeaux, France, has moved its manufacturing and servicing facility to brand new premises in Delta. The new location, now branded as Survitec Group as part of a company-wide rebrand program, offers a much more efficient and modern working environment for its 54 employees.

Speaking at the official opening held recently, in the presence of employees, customers, local industry representatives and the media, Managing Director Franck Palomba commented, “I am delighted to be officially opening our new facility with a more efficient footprint utilization, a more welcoming working environment for our people, and an effective layout allowing for new projects and expansion opportunities.”

The site offers servicing for lifesaving appliances such as Liferafts, Marine Evacuation Systems (MES), Life Jackets, Immersion Suits and Rescue Boats. It also offers a broad range of ship safety services such as fire safety equipment, compressed systems, hoses, hydrants, extinguishers.

Survitec customers in the region include the Royal Canadian Navy, British Colombia Ferries and Seaspan. The Group is pleased to be continuing to serve its customers and the local marine industry from its new premises in Delta. Located nearby to Vancouver, the new location offers better access to Greater Area of Vancouver. Furthermore, the improvements to space utilization will enable Survitec to service a broader range of larger products and increase its servicing capacity, for example Survitec’s award winning MES, the 158 passenger capacity Marin Ark will now be serviced on site.

Also celebrated at the opening day, were the long term service awards of a number of employees, including Gurminder Takha who celebrated 35 years with the company that very day.

For more information please contact the team at: dbc.sales@survitecgroup.com
 
Jan 2013
Swedish Ferry Enters Service with new SurvitecZodiac Escape Slide System
A new version of the successful SurvitecZodiac MIS MES escape slide and liferaft system has been fitted to the latest addition to the Ventrafiken fleet. The Uraniborg was recently completed at the Hvide Sande shipyard in Denmark and has just entered service between Landskrona and the island of Ven located in the Oresund between Sweden and Denmark. more..
 
Aug 2012
Survietc Group Unveils its latest Technological Advancement in Marine Evacuation Systems
During SMM 2012, visitors to the Survitec Group stand will have the first opportunity to observe the new ‘remote liferaft launch’ feature for the world-leading SurvitecZodiac MIS (Medium Inflatable Slide) Escape Slide System.
On display in Hall B1.OG on Stand 600, the innovative feature of the new SurvitecZodiac system enables a second liferaft to be remotely launched after the double track escape slide has been deployed and its first 150 person liferaft has been automatically inflated. By pulling a painter line on the ship, the new development allows the second liferaft to be deployed. Previously it was necessary for a crew member to descend into the first liferaft, from where the second could be inflated.
The development of a remote inflation capability now eliminates the need for any crew to leave the ship ahead of passengers and permits the almost immediate deployment of a second liferaft as soon as the first has been activated. This is expected to save valuable seconds of vessel evacuation time for passengers and crew.
The SurvitecZodiac range of Marine Evacuation Systems is already at the forefront of escape slide performance, with this particular Escape Slide System offering high speed evacuation of 731 passengers in 30 minutes, when used with SurvitecZodiac Throw Over 150 person canopy liferafts. When used with SurvitecZodiac Open Reversible Inflatable 151 person open liferafts, 397 passengers can escape in 17 min 40 sec.
All liferafts used by the new system are of the SurvitecZodiac Aspirator type and weighing in at just 490kg, makes a significant, overall weight reduction possible when compared to a regular Throw Over, Self Righting 150 person liferaft weight of 840kg. This demonstrates the system’s suitability for use on high speed craft.
GRP containers allow for simple storage of the liferafts and the inflatable slide is folded and rolled around it on tilting deployment cradle, ensuring the SurvitecZodiac system is suitable for a wide range of vessels including high speed craft governed by the HSC Code, small passenger vessels operating in national waters, military vessels and RO-RO ferries on short international voyages.

Come and find out more about Survitec Group at SMM Hamburg 2012. Hall BG.O1, Stand 600.

Sales Enquiries Dave Parslow - sales director SurvitecZodiac
Tel: 00 33 5 46 04 60 70 Fax: 00 33 5 46 04 65 92
Email: dave.parslow@survitecgroup.com, www.surviteczodiac.com
 
September 6 2011
Survitec Acquisition of DBC Marine and Zodiac SOLAS
Survitec Group Limited, one of the global leaders in safety and survival equipment, has completed its acquisition of the Zodiac® commercial SOLAS liferaft business from Zodiac Marine Pool. The acquired business comprises Zodiac SOLAS in Chevanceaux, France and its Vancouver based sister company, DBC Marine Safety Systems in Canada. This further enhances Survitec’s plans for global expansion in the marine industry. Check out the official press release for more details View PDF Press Release
 
Jun 2011
New SurvitecZodiac Slide Added to Website
SurvitecZodiac recently obtained EC Med, Transport Canada, and United States Coast Guard approval on their new large slide evacuation system. Check out the web page for more details New Zodiac Slide.
 
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