Viking Life-Saving Equipment is expanding its presence in Brazil with a new branch in São Paulo's Santos seaport.
Strategically located close to the harbor and covering 9,688 square feet of space, the new location offers life raft servicing, and there are plans to introduce servicing for lifeboats, suits, life jackets and marine fire service soon.
The Santos branch will be led by local industry veteran Cristiano Borba.
Also, the company announced the appointment of Mette Line Pedersen as its new sales director in Brazil. Pedersen’s experience includes six years with Viking in Singapore and three years in Aberdeen, U.K.
“We put a lot of effort into understanding our customers' core business so we can figure out what they need and where we need to be to help them. The new branch is a perfect complement to our existing business offerings, strengthening Viking's positioning as the safety experts. And it expands our dedicated global network of safety solutions, furthering our overriding objective of saving and protecting human lives all over the world,” company vice president Hans-Henrik Madsen said in a statement.