4 OUR BUSINESS A global partner for maritime and offshore safety solutions VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S is a global market leader in maritime and offshore safety, providing and servicing safety and fire-fighting equipment for passenger and cargo ships, offshore installations, fishing vessels, the navy, helicopter services, fire departments and leisure yachts. VIKING’s products protect passengers and crew on many of the world’s largest cruise liners and cargo ships as well as workers on the most advanced offshore platforms. At the same time, we safeguard the ability of shipowners and offshore asset owners or operators to manage their businesses by ensuring safety and regulatory compliance on board at all times. VIKING is a privately held corporation founded in 1960, with group headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark. Our products are manufactured in Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria and Thailand. The world is our home market – we think and act from a global perspective. Our worldwide presence ensures closeness to our customers. VIKING’s vision is for customers to consider VIKING to be their preferred partner for maritime and offshore safety solutions. Innovations such as the unique VIKING Shipowner Agreement and VIKING Offshore Agreement are key to delivering on this vision. Global presence No-compromise service is a cornerstone of VIKING’s offering, delivered by a network of local experts and 260 certified servicing stations spread around the globe. Our many branch offices work together as a team via an extensive in-house network that makes the most of the latest information technology. Five year business overview DKK millions Net turnover Operating profit Assets Equity Average no. of employees 2011 1442 121 1105 493 1557 2012 1584 126 1319 559 1694 2013 1612 158 1332 617 1766 2014 1728 191 1408 714 1860 2015 1891 201 1630 805 1914 Fig. 1: Announcing its results for the 2015 financial year, VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S achieved growth in both turnover and profits for 11 straight years.
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