Survitec Group's Australasia business has officially opened its new premises at Wetherill Park in Sydney.

The company moved into the new 5,807m2 premises recently after 15 years at its previous site in Auburn where it occupied four separate buildings. Yesterday, attended by staff and customers, Craig Johnson, Survitec Australia managing director, officially opened the new premises. He was accompanied by members of the board of Survitec Group, including CEO Brian Stringer, COO Cyril Stocker and CFO Chris Bates.

The new building combines warehousing, administration, service and manufacturing facilities on the one site. It includes an extensive racking system for warehousing, purpose-built cells for engineering, marine liferaft and lifejacket servicing, CNG cylinder servicing and high pressure gas equipment servicing.

The building has a six star green rating, the highest possible for industrial buildings, with environmental features including solar power, LED smart lighting and power points in the car park for electric vehicles.

“Our relocation to Wetherill Park is good for us at Survitec Australia and even better for our customers,” said Craig Johnson.

“We are well-positioned to provide enhanced, more responsive customer service. There are great times ahead for Survitec and our customers.”

Survitec employs 126 people in Australia and the new facility is the largest service centre in the Survitec Group worldwide. Locally it is the largest single supplier of safety equipment to the Royal Australian Navy and, in total, services over 5,000 liferafts in the region.