Lesjöfors gas springs to the rescue 18 June 2024

Lesjöfors has recently gifted a set of gas springs that are able to endure every extreme of the Scandinavian environment, from rough seas to high winds, as well as hot summers to icy winters, to the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS).

SSRS’s Victoria Class of rescue vessels were looking for a marine grade, high-quality gas spring that would act as a critically essential component part for the rescue hatches on the vessels. Lesjöfors therefore gifted and helped fit a set of gas springs, allowing the SSRS teams to vigorously test the components over several months, to ensure Lesjöfors held the solution to the gas spring supply. 

“The SSRS was 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. We know our products are expertly designed and manufactured to achieve the highest performance levels. However, knowing the SSRS also recognise this, and for us to be part of their rescue fleet, fills us with great pride,” explains Per Lindros, sales stock and gas spring manager at Lesjöfors AB.

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. What is even more exceptional is that all of this is achieved without any government funding and the charity is reliant on memberships, donations and fundraising to save lives at sea.   

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