VIKING acquires fire safety division of Drew Marine

8a286e8a 362b 41d2 b1a2 ea8108e12536VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a safety solutions and service provider, has announced its acquisition of Drew Marine’s Fire Safety and Rescue (FSR) division

“Welcoming onboard one of the top three marine fire service providers in the world, the acquisition is in alignment with VIKING’s long-running strategy to be the world’s leading one-stop solutions and service provider, and a trusted safety partner for the marine and offshore industry,” said VIKING CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen.

This agreement follows last year’s major acquisition of Norsafe, which saw VIKING achieve its status as a high-quality lifeboat, rescue boat and davit OEM, while enhancing the company’s profile as a multi-brand lifeboat service provider.

Along the same lines, Drew Marine’s Fire Safety and Rescue division brings further strength to VIKING’s portfolio and boosts its industry-leading profile as an end-to-end supplier of full-scope maritime safety solutions. More specifically, the acquisition is a significant boost to VIKING’s marine fire service base and to its global market presence in this field.

“In terms of competencies and services, the acquisition will provide customers with more advanced expertise and capabilities in marine fire services and dry-docking, as well as wider product choice and service flexibility,” added Christensen.

Like VIKING, Drew Marine FSR operates using advanced digital planning software to streamline services and consistently meet customers’ needs. Now, customers will have access to a portal where they can view service history, budget and planning.

VIKING’s strategic decision to acquire the FSR division of Drew Marine will also advance the VIKING Shipowner Agreement concept, which allows vessel owners and operators to streamline and simplify all aspects of safety equipment compliance with a single global expert supplier.

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