The global provider of survival solutions has partnered with the Museum of Godalming to curate a virtual exhibition to mark the company's centenary.
Ron Krisanda, Executive Chairman, Survitec, commented on the occasion, "The virtual history museum highlights key milestones in the maritime and aviation industry starting with our company founder's invention of liferafts in the 1920s. […] we've been able to chronicle the early years of survival products, including the world's first marine evacuation and submarine escape suit."
The Godalming Museum is located in Surrey, where Survitec's founder, Reginald Foster Dagnall, established his first liferaft production facility.
The company, then known as RFD, supplied survival products during the Great War and is credited with inventing the world's first infant lifejacket and fast jet anti-G trousers and even helped develop the first Apollo space suit for NASA.
The virtual museum, www.survitecgroup.com/100Years, includes television news footage, survivor stories and interviews, along with a number of videos highlighting the evolution of lifejackets, liferafts, and marine evacuation systems over the years.
Photos: Survitec/Museum of Godalming