About Servowatch


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

  • Company founded to provide instrumentation & controls systems support to ships
  • Commence development of micro-processor based monitoring & control systems for ships

  • First company to fit micro-processor based monitoring & control systems to UK MoD ships

  • First company to fit PLC based power management systems to UK MoD ships
  • Introduction of world first graphical user interface, MonDis, developed for marine systems

  • Introduction of next generation Windows™ GUI, developed for marine systems

  • Commence development of integrated ship management system for RNLI
  • Introduction of next generation Windows™ GUI, developed for marine systems

  • Delivery of world first multifunction system including IBS, IPMS, Comms & Controls

  • Winners of Queens Award for Technology Innovation

    Winners of SeaWork award for Technology Innovation

  • Winners of Lloyds List award for Technology Innovation
  • Secure whole ship integration contract for US Navy ONR E-Craft project

  • Delivery of SIMS systems reaches 38 installations

  • Delivery of Maritime Situation Awareness solution London 2012 Olympics

    Secure UK MoD MARS IPMS contract at DSME

    Servowatch acquired by Larsen & Toubro

  • Complete development of next generation SIMS for KNRM
  • Secure Royal Navy OPV IPMS contract at BAE Secure NDLO LSV IPMS contract at DSME
  • ServoCore ServoFusion Trim and Draft
  • Two contract wins: -
    • IPMS for the 2nd OPV for the Royal Thai Navy
    • IPMS for the 2nd batch of 2 River Class OPV's for the UK Royal Navy
  • Two new contract wins: -
    • IPMS for 1 x new build MSC Vessel for Royal New Zealand Navy
    • IPSM for 2 x new build Frigates for the Philippines Navy


Alarm, Monitoring & Control System


Integrated Platform Management System


Propulsion Control


award winning software