Virtual Tour

A walk through the production facility.

A picture says more than a thousand words – so we invite you to have a look over the shoulder of our production staff as they go about their business.

Welcome to our company headquarters in Holm, near Hamburg, Germany.

Welcome to our company headquarters in Holm, near Hamburg, Germany.

The warehouse, where all the parts and materials for the manufacture of lifejackets are checked and stored.

The warehouse, where all the parts and materials for the manufacture of lifejackets are checked and stored.

Every CO2 cylinder is automatically and individually checked before fixing it into the lifejacket firing mechanism.

Every CO2 cylinder is automatically and individually checked before fixing it into the lifejacket firing mechanism.


Many small parts comprise the lifejacket firing mechanism. Here the manual and automatic features are being 100% quality controlled.

Many small parts comprise the lifejacket firing mechanism. Here the manual and automatic features are being 100% quality controlled.

Tailors and technical experts work in the R&D department to develop the optimum lifejacket.

Tailors and technical experts work in the R&D department to develop the optimum lifejacket.

A human replica test dummy is lowered into the test pool ...

A human replica test dummy is lowered into the test pool …


... to see if the inflated lifejacket will hold the casualty above water.

… to see if the inflated lifejacket will hold the casualty above water.

Measuring the flotation potential of the inflated bladder in Newtons (N).

Measuring the flotation potential of the inflated bladder in Newtons (N).

Extremely abrasion resistant laminated cloth for the swim bladder is CNC cut for added accuracy.

Extremely abrasion resistant laminated cloth for the swim bladder is CNC cut for added accuracy.


The finished welded swim bladders have reflective strips attached and are then test inflated for 16 hours.

The finished welded swim bladders have reflective strips attached and are then test inflated for 16 hours.

The first phase of the destructive burst test. Swim bladders are inflated in a sound-proof chamber until ...

The first phase of the destructive burst test. Swim bladders are inflated in a sound-proof chamber until …

... they burst! Sensitive measuring equipment tests the pressure at which they fail.

… they burst! Sensitive measuring equipment tests the pressure at which they fail.


German quality at work! The firm employs its own sewing room.

German quality at work! The firm employs its own sewing room.

A steady hand; the lifejacket outer cover is carefully stitched.

A steady hand; the lifejacket outer cover is carefully stitched.

The firing mechanism is mounted on the swim bladder ...

The firing mechanism is mounted on the swim bladder …


... using a computer-controlled torque wrench.

… using a computer-controlled torque wrench.

Servicing is important. The lifejacket is stripped to its component parts and individually checked.

Servicing is important. The lifejacket is stripped to its component parts and individually checked.

Lifejackets during the test

Lifejackets during the test


Servicing: the firing mechanism is at the heart of every inflatable lifejacket – small metal discs are used to check the strength of the firing spring.

Servicing: the firing mechanism is at the heart of every inflatable lifejacket – small metal discs are used to check the strength of the firing spring.

The lifejackets are folded and packed.

The lifejackets are folded and packed.

Lots of employees and lots of products but with only one goal – your safety on the water!

Lots of employees and lots of products but with only one goal – your safety on the water!