The HISTORY of SERVOWATCH

SERVOWATCH, first incorporated in 1975, is the latest addition to the global engineering group, Larsen & Toubro. As a 23Bn USD business, and with footholds in heavy engineering, defence, electrical, IT and shipbuilding, Servowatch is well placed to support projects and share resource throughout the organisation.

Originally recognised as Bond Instrumentation, the company developed from its service and support roots with the UK MoD and international commercial shipping companies into a major award winning manufacturer of ship control and alarm systems.

The technical capabilities of the company flourished in 1999 with the award of the contract to supply the integrated management systems to the latest generation RNLI lifeboat, the Tamar class. The world’s first truly multifunction system is now accepted on board sophisticated commercial and naval vessels.

Servowatch returned to the naval environment in 2001 by securing the contract to provide the IPMS for the New Zealand Project Protector seven vessel programme. This success has since spread to navies worldwide, including Thailand, India, Brazil and the United States.

In 2006 Servowatch successful delivered a technology transfer programme to the Indian Navy, and now Larsen & Toubro are producing fully indigenous IPMS platforms.

Servowatch remains synonymous with the Superyacht industry and has secured preferred supplier status with shipyards such as Trinity in the United States, supported by our US office.

In 2009 Servowatch was contracted by US ONR to provide the complete integrated ship control, communications and navigation bridge package for the E-Craft project. On time and in budget delivery with strong project management ensured a successful introduction to the US Navy.

2010 sees Servowatch introducing a maritime surveillance and C2 with high performance camera platforms to the security industry. Securing a major contract providing a situation awareness capability for a high profile programme will open new markets for the business.

Acquired by Larsen & Toubro in April 2012, the future for Servowatch with strong financial backing and investment into product looks extremely positive. Market share of automation, integrated bridge and maritime surveillance programmes is expected to grow rapidly. Recognition of Servowatch capability and technology is spreading fast and the company is well placed to re-inforce it’s position.

As from 24th June 2013, Servowatch are now located at Heybridge Essex, within an impressive facility that has more room for expansion, greatly improved travel links and the ability to implement modern working practices throughout the organisation