Survitec opens new Cairns facility
Safety support provider adds new North Queensland service centre.
Survitec Group Australia has expanded it’s operations in Queensland by establishing a new service facility in Cairns.
Operating from a 430m² site, the new facility adds to Survitec's service network throughout Australia in support of brands such as RFD, DSB, Zodiac, Plastimo and Crewsaver.
Craig Johnson, Survitec Group managing director, said Cairns is a key port in the region for the superyacht industry, offshore game fishing fleet and cruising yachtsmen. The location of a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) base as well as customs and border protection services created further demand for safety support.
“Our aim is to deliver fast and cost effective service to our customer base,” he said. “We fully understand the operational requirements of our customers and we are here to ensure full support for their businesses.”
According to Johnson, one of the key drivers behind the new facility is the recent supply and service agreement struck between Survitec and the RAN. Under the new contract, Survitec is responsible for the supply, support, maintenance, logistics and asset management of RFD liferafts on board all Navy vessels for the next five years. A presence in Cairns will provide an important support location for the RAN contract.
Survitec will continue to support local retailers in Cairns who provide retail customers with marine safety products as normal. It will also continue to operate the existing network of Queensland service facilities in Brisbane, together with other existing locations in NSW, Victoria, WA and the Northern Territory.