Survitec Survival Products Inc Appointed Sole Distributor in the Americas for McMurdo Ltd and Kannad Marine

Dépèche transmise le 17 février 2011 par Business Wire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Survitec Survival Products Inc (SSPI) part of the Survitec Group Limited (Survitec), world-wide manufacturers and distributors for the marine, defence and aerospace survival technology industries, has been appointed as sole distributor in the Americas for both the McMurdo and Kannad Marine brands of marine and outdoor safety products.

“We are confident that through our far-reaching network and specialist market knowledge, SSPI will enable both the McMurdo and Kannad Marine brands to achieve rapid sales growth in the Americas.”

SSPI is a new business, which has been created following Survitec’s acquisition of the Revere Commercial Marine Business from Revere Supply Company Inc. SSPI will be responsible for the distribution and service of both brands in North America, South America and Canada.

The company will work closely with John Caballero of McMurdo Ltd, who was recently appointed as Sales Director for the Americas. Sales growth is a key focus for SSPI and this partnership with McMurdo Ltd seeks to expand into the growing American market.

Survitec Survival Products Inc will launch the full Kannad Marine product range at Miami International Boat Show (Booth No. 1642), which takes place in Florida, USA from 17-21st February. As the new distributor for the Americas, SSPI will promote and distribute Kannad Marine products to the leisure boating and commercial maritime markets.

Survitec CEO Doug Baxter commented:

“Survitec is very pleased to continue the association with McMurdo and Kannad Marine following our acquisition of the marine business of Revere. This strategic partnership forms part of the plans for our marine business in the US and globally. We look forward to working with the team to provide a seamless distribution network and excellent service to our customers.

“We are confident that through our far-reaching network and specialist market knowledge, SSPI will enable both the McMurdo and Kannad Marine brands to achieve rapid sales growth in the Americas.”

Notes to Editors

About Survitec Survival Products Inc.

Survitec Survival Products Inc (SSPI) is the new addition to the Survitec Group of companies. Formerly Revere Supply Company Inc, SSPI has a heritage of over 70 years servicing the maritime industry. Supplying high quality safety and survival equipment, SSPI has built an excellent reputation for high standards of customer service. Based in Jacksonville, FL, SSPI offers the complete package in survival equipment including a range of liferafts, life vests, inflatable PFDs, immersion suits and first-aid kits. Partnering with some of the leading names in the industry we also offer a number of associated products including EPIRBs, PLBs, SARTs and an extensive line of pyrotechnics.

About Survitec Group Ltd

Based in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, bringing together best-in-class brands with reputations for quality, design and innovation, the Survitec Group holds market-leading positions worldwide in marine, defence and aerospace survival technology. With an extensive history spanning over 160 years and a portfolio of some of the most reputable brands in the safety and survival industry, Survitec is committed to product innovation, technological advancement and quality assurance. Key products within the Survitec Group include marine, defence and aviation liferafts, world leading submarine escape technology, lifejackets for both commercial airlines and the offshore industry as well as pilot flight equipment, including anti-g clothing used for the Eurofighter and JSF programmes. The Group also pioneered marine evacuation technology and today the unique Marin Ark system is used on many major cruise ships across the globe.

With seven manufacturing sites and a global service and distribution network, Survitec partners with some of the best names within the industries it operates to offer the fastest, highest quality service as possible. Each manufacturing facility has a dedicated Research & Development team who work tirelessly to continuously improve each product, ensuring Survitec is always ahead of the ever changing demands of each of its market sectors. Through rapid organic and acquisitive growth, Survitec has consistently grown revenue and profitability securing over £200 million of global sales in 2010. For more information please visit www.survitecgroup.com

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