Innovation and the constant pursuit of excellence is the difference between a life saved or a life lost.

Our pursuit to save lives and reduce risk is why, for the past 166 years, we have been at the forefront of innovation, design and engineering.  Simply said, we provide products and services that help save lives for our customers across the globe. 

We’ve grown into the company that we are today through the passion and commitment of our dedicated workforce, a drive for innovation and continuous development, a history of market firsts and a series of successful acquisitions and mergers.


We are proud to be a global leader in critical safety equipment.

We are committed to the markets we serve, which include marine, energy, aerospace and defence markets.





Survitec employs over 3,000 people with a presence in 96 countries.

We operate eight world-class manufacturing facilities, three  DNV-GL accredited training centres, 70 locations and a support network of more than 400 accredited service stations.  

Our facilities are strategically located for the convenience of our customers.  We are known for being where are customers need us and for our responsiveness to their needs.  For example, our marine business serves 2,000 ports across the world, making us the unparalleled leader with our global reach.


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Survitec proudly design, manufacture and supply the most advanced safety solutions, continuously bringing innovation to the markets that we serve. Over the years, we’ve continued to impress the market with our award-winning products and services. Below you can see our long legacy of market firsts right up to the present day.


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Survitec design, manufacture and supply a full range of lifesaving solutions serving marine, energy, aerospace and defence markets.

Our extensive product portfolio includes everything from lifejackets to marine evacuation systems, medical equipment to personal protective equipment.  We also have market-leading rental schemes available for many of our product categories as well as commissioning services for various safety systems. 

With all our solutions, we design them to meet, and in many cases exceed, regulatory requirements whilst ensuring exceptional quality, reliability and consideration to the environment and sustainability.  Additionally, we provide a wide range of aftermarket services to support our customers' ongoing safety requirements, including equipment servicing and repairs as well as a variety of training solutions.




We are committed to saving lives at sea, on land and in the air. 

Our commitment to safety, customers, people, excellence, innovation and integrity is key to how we deliver world-class innovations that save lives at sea, on land and in the air. This meticulous focus ensures we provide products and solutions which go above and beyond and offer the very best value and solutions to customers.


Our vision

To be the world’s most trusted company for critical safety and survival solutions.

Our purpose 

We exist to protect lives. 

Our values

Our values of Safety, Customers, People, Excellence, Innovate and Integrity form the framework of how we achieve our vision and mission. Learn more about our values.



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Our leadership

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We are driven by our vision, mission and values.

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Our people


Expert leadership, skilled teams and huge ambition.

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Our customers

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We provide our customers superior, cost-effective and accredited survival solutions.

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Survitec’s heritage of inflatable survival technology began in 1920 with a chance encounter between airship balloon expert Reginald Foster Dagnall and an old friend. The friend needed flotation solutions to save aircraft ditched at sea. Dagnall needed a new challenge – and so the deal was done. Dagnall founded RFD, the original Survitec company in a garden shed in, Surrey, England.

In 2020, Survitec celebrates a century of being buoyant in survival. Visit our virtual museum and delve deeper into our history and learn how it has shaped who we are today. Learn about the lifesaving products we have pioneered since our founding and explore how we protect the lives of our customers, their passengers and crew when it matters the most. Here's to the next 100 years!

Please take a look at our virtual museum where you can delve deeper into our history and learn how it has shaped who we are today.

Sail through our history and navigate the vast ocean.

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