Geir adds he has always been impressed by the service provided by Luxfer and values the relationship he and his team have with the company – a harmonious relationship strengthened by their shared consideration for sustainability.
“Both Antisink and Luxfer produce high quality and sustainable products. Our systems are green. Aluminium cylinders are easier to recycle and they can be reused; they can be refilled and there’s no waste.
“Plus, our systems are affordable and accessible, while being easy for the owner to install themselves (as the system is pre-assembled). There are no other products out there like ours; a system that is activated automatically and can be installed inside the boat with no need to cut any holes. Thanks to the compact size, they can be hidden under the floor or in cupboards, and can be fitted in many kinds of vessels, from a small fishing boat or leisure cruiser to a £10million superyacht.
“You can usually fix the boat too, which makes the insurance companies looking after those £10million boats very happy.
“And there are so many environmental benefits to keeping boats afloat. Shipwrecks are one of the biggest sources of marine pollution so if we can avoid that, we’re reducing impact.
“Our goal was always to save lives. These other elements are just a bonus.”
With access to the variety in size of Luxfer’s cylinders, and the team’s support, Antisink is now gearing up to extend its business with more new products in development.
“Our rescue kit is being trialled by the Royal Norwegian Navy,” Geir says. “We’re hoping they will see its value and roll it out across all coastguards in Norway. And if we’re approved by the Navy, our systems will receive automatic approval from NATO. If we grow into this market, we’ll need Luxfer’s help to create a system with a cylinder which fits into a small case for coastguards to transport easily.