Lesjöfors gas springs to the rescue 18 April 2024

When the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) rescue vessels were looking for a marine grade, high-quality gas spring that could endure every extreme of the Scandinavian environment, Lesjöfors gas springs were chosen as the ideal solution for the maritime application.

The SSRS is involved in approximately 90% of all sea and lake rescues, an astonishing statistic achieved by its 2,500 volunteer crew members, who operate 24 hours a day. This is achieved without any government funding and the charity is reliant on memberships, donations and fundraising to save lives at sea. 

Acting as a critically essential component part for the rescue hatches on the SSRS’s Victoria Class vessels, Lesjöfors gifted and help fit a set of gas springs, allowing the SSRS teams to vigorously test the components over several months and ensure Lesjöfors held the solution to their gas spring supply. 

“The SSRS were looking for help and it was our pleasure to volunteer some samples that enabled them to fix an issue and to assess how we might be able to support their long-term future. Not that I had any doubt about our products, but I was delighted when their team confirmed that we were their number one choice for gas spring supply,” says Per Lindros, sales stock and gas spring manager in Vällingby, Lesjöfors.

“We know our products are expertly designed and manufactured to achieve the highest performance levels. However, knowing the SSRS also recognised this and for us to be part of their rescue fleet, fills us with great pride.” 

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