Home Marine InsuranceSafety and Security Nadiro™ enters into a global sale and service agreement with VIKING Life-Saving Equipment for the Drop-In-Ball™ lifeboat hook systems

Nadiro™ enters into a global sale and service agreement with VIKING Life-Saving Equipment for the Drop-In-Ball™ lifeboat hook systems

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Henrik Uhd Christensen, Managing Director of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (left) and Esben Juul Sorensen, Managing Director, Nadiro A/S (right)

SVENDBORG, DENMARK – Sept. 5, 2012* – (Marine NewsWire) Nadiro A/S has signed a global sale and service agreement with VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S, the leading Danish life-saving equipment manufacturer, to establish a stronger global sales and service network for Nadiro’s revolutionary Drop-In-Ball™.The Nadiro™ Drop-In-Ball™ is complying with the revised LSA Code as amended by IMO resolution MSC. 320 (89) coming into force Jan. 1, 2013 for new buildings and first dry docking after July 1, 2014, and latest July 1, 2019 for existing tonnage.

The cooperation agreement signed on September 4 results in an important addition to the range of products and services supported by the VIKING Life-Saving Equipment network, and increases the servicing outlets and availability of Nadiro™ Drop-In-Ball™ and spare parts.

“We are genuinely excited about the agreement of making VIKING a preferred Nadiro™ service and installation partner. VIKING customers are used to getting the market’s widest range of servicing solutions and safety equipment of the highest standards, so we look forward to including the innovative Drop-In-Ball™ solution from Nadiro in our range of global services, ” said Hans-Henrik Madsen, Vice President Global Service of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment.

Nadiro believes that the experience of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment and their strong customer base will strengthen the company. The VIKING Life-Saving Equipment engineers are continually servicing systems in which the Nadiro™ products could be retrofitted.

“It’s all about increasing the level of service to our customers and increasing the number of locations from where our Drop-In-Ball™ and spares are available. The agreement also raises the application knowledge of our systems to another level.” said Esben Juul Sorensen, Managing Director, Nadiro A/S.

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is a market leader in maritime safety, providing and servicing essential safety equipment for passenger and commercial vessels, offshore installations and vessels, the defense sector, industrial firefighting as well as leisure yachts.

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is a private company headquartered in Denmark, with 1, 600 employees worldwide. Products are manufactured in four locations: Esbjerg in Denmark, Bergen in Norway, Colorado in the U.S. and Bangkok, Thailand. VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S’ unique global network includes 54 branch offices and 270 certified servicing stations.

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S offers a choice of global safety solutions. Product portfolio includes: marine evacuation systems, offshore evacuation and crew transfer systems, life rafts, boats, lifesaving appliances, and protective clothing such as immersion suits, work suits, fire suits and lifejackets.

Nadiro A/S is a leading global company within development, manufacturing, and service of lifesaving appliances for marine, offshore, and special projects. Nadiro A/S was founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the Danish companies Svendborg Skibshydraulik Holding A/S & A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S.

Nadiro A/S resides in Svendborg, Denmark together with sister company SH Group A/S. The companies employ more than 160 skilled workers at the main facilities and on local yards. The technical department consists of approximately 30 highly qualified engineers, marine engineers, and technicians who apply the latest editions of 3D CAD, FEM, calculations, and production planning software.

Nadiro’s systems include the Boat-In-A-Box™ davit systems and the unique Drop-In-Ball™ hook systems for lifeboats and rescue boats. The systems are compliant with MED, USCG and NORSOK R-002 standards as well as the EU Machinery Directive. When using Nadiro systems, you are guaranteed products which comply with the highest safety levels for lifeboat and rescue boat systems.

* overnight 5 to 6 Sept. 2012

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