Vancouver based DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd, acquired by Survitec in 2011 along with its sister business, Zodiac Solas Liferafts 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 programme, 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 utilisation, 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 utilisation 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.