Survitec Bolsters US Presence And Manufacturing Capabilities With Acquisition

Survitec acquisition of Vinyl Technology

Global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec has today acquired US-based and Berry-compliant Vinyl Technology, a prominent contract manufacturer specialising in custom-made plastic and industrial fabric products for military and high-end markets.

Survitec’s acquisition propels the company to become the foremost employer of highly skilled sewing capacity necessary for Pilot Flight Equipment (PFE) production. Vinyl Technology brings forth an invaluable dimension with its expertise in complex garment manufacturing, exemplified by the Advanced Technology Anti-G Suit (ATAGS) that will be pertinent to Survitec’s key customers, particularly in the fast jet sector. Customers will benefit from an increased product portfolio and manufacturing capabilities, making accessing trusted Survival Technology solutions from one global supplier simpler, faster, and more cost-effective.

Survitec is the exclusive supplier, designer, qualifier, and manufacturer of the full below-the-neck PFE for the Joint Strike Fighter program. This partnership bolsters Survitec’s foothold in the US, the world’s largest defence market, and underscores the company’s commitment to meet and exceed the increasing demand for PFE.

Dom Cartwright, Executive Managing Director – Aerospace and Defence at Survitec said, “Survitec’s acquisition of Vinyl Technology marks a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering the most advanced Survival Technology solutions. Critical defence programs in the US now have increased access to berry-compliant ‘cut and sew’ manufacturing capabilities.

“The newfound synergies between Survitec and Vinyl Technology contribute to a diversified suite of products, boost customer’s confidence, and assists the development of our opportunity pipeline in the US. We welcome the talented team from Vinyl Technology to Survitec and look forward to the shared successes that lie ahead.”

Vinyl Technology, headquartered in Monrovia, California, is recognised for its expertise in complex textile manufacturing, particularly in polyurethane bonding processes. Holding numerous patents and boasting 20+ military contracts and subcontracts, Vinyl Technology is a key player in the US military, law enforcement and space sectors.

The alignment between Vinyl Technology’s product offerings, including Anti-G Suits, Fuel Bladders, Cargo Bags, and CBRN Suits, and Survitec’s Pilot Flight Equipment (PFE) line opens up unprecedented opportunities, enabling the provision of a comprehensive offering to a diverse customer base.

Commenting on the acquisition, Dan Mollura, President of Vinyl Technology, stated, “Joining Survitec represents the natural evolution in our business growth, supported by the expertise and backing of a global leader. The alignment of our values with Survitec further enhances the synergy between our organisations, ensuring a shared commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

About Survitec

Survitec is a global Survival Technology leader to the maritime, defence & government, aerospace and energy sectors. Survitec has over 3,000 employees worldwide, covering 11 manufacturing
facilities and over 400 service centres. They operate in over 2,000 ports, spanning 96 countries. Survitec are the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of liferaft, Marine Evacuation Systems
(MES) and offshore rental PPE. They are a leading supplier of fire solutions to the maritime industry and hold a market leading position for Pilot Flight Equipment in the aerospace & defence market. The Survitec team live by their purpose “We Exist to Protect Lives”. Throughout its 168-year history, Survitec has remained at the forefront of innovation, design and application engineering and is the trusted name when it comes to critical safety and survival solutions.

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Chris Love
Communications & PR Manager, Survitec
T: +44 (0)7918 45461