Daniamant ApS, Denmark
Daniamant in Denmark was founded in 1975, importing diamond tools for the building industry. Our first IMO approved Lifejacket Light was used at sea in 1985 – same year as our first approved Liferaft Lighting system was developed. In 1991 IMO regulations were tightened, making lifejacket lights compulsory on vessels undertaking long voyages. Daniamant was there to deliver, and business grew steadily. Another IMO legislation paved the way for further business growth in 1998, when lifejacket lights were made mandatory on all SOLAS vessels.
In 2005, Arne Gillin, together with Dansk Generationsskifte Kapital, bought into Daniamant, starting a new wave of expansion. McMurdo Ltd’s Survivor Lights division in the UK was acquired in 2006. Comet GmbH’s Lifebuoy Lights business was acquired in 2007. And to strengthen Daniamant’s position on the global market, NTR Holding A/S of Denmark acquired Daniamant Holdings A/S in 2010. Today Daniamant is a market leader of Survivor Location Lights solutions.
In Jan 2016 Daniamant acquired the SL-300 lifebuoy light and the SL-400 lifeboat light from Jotron in Norway. Two quality products to supplement Daniamant’s survivor location light range.
Daniamant Ltd, United Kingdom
The origin of the Survivor Location Lights business lies with McMurdo Silver who founded a valve radio company in 1937. During the 1950’s, the company diversified into Marine Safety Lights and quickly established a reputation for quality products. In 2006, McMurdo Ltd was sold to Daniamant ApS, and a new company called Daniamant Ltd commenced trading for the first time.
In October 2014, Daniamant was proud to announce the acquisition of the Assets from Odeo Flare Ltd, a company based in Dorset. The exciting Odeo Flare™ electronic Visual Distress Signals (eVDS) products takes Daniamant more directly into the World-Wide Leisure market, including both maritime and onland opportunities. In addition, The US Coast Guard is leading the World in developing standards for eVDS and Daniamant is at the forefront of this development. Today Daniamant Ltd proudly hold all necessary approvals for the company and products, including ISO 9001:2008, MED, SOLAS, ATEX, IECEx, ETL listing and USCG.
In January 2016, Daniamant Ltd acquired the SL-300 Lifebuoy and SL-400 Lifeboat Lights business from Jotron AS.