For more than 30 years, BSI A/S has been in the vanguard of precision manufacturing for the marine industry, selling products through a worldwide network of distributors.Thomas Bjerrum are the private owner of the company.
BSI A/S is a leading supplier of rod- & wirerigging to superyacht builders for more than a decade, and has demonstrated a commitment to growth and investment with a series of strategic acquisitions. Recognizing the potential growth in the superyacht market, BSI A/S in 2005 acquired Global Rigging. Founded by Ulf Josefsson (former Sales Director of OYS Ltd., and founder of Riggarna) & Hugh Carpenter (former Managing Director of OYS Ltd.), Global Rigging was a company well respected throughout the industry for designing and manufacturing custom rigging systems featuring high-strength stainless steel alloys. In 2006, BSI A/S announced the acquisition of OYS Service Inc. rounding off the superyacht rigging segment by providing annual maintanence, inspections and refit services worldwide.
BSI A/S designs, engineers and manufactures superior custom rigging solutions featuring high-strength steel alloys for superyachts around the world. New-build superyacht and custom projects for vessels up to 64m (210') and BSI Rod Rigging for OEM boats up to 20m (65'). BSI A/S designs, engineers and manufactures all rigging components in-house. BSI A/S currently supplies 85% of the rod riggings for european OEM's. For the rapidly increasing composite rigging market, BSI A/S has entered into collaboration the leading suppliers of kevlar and PBO rigging.
BSI components are consistently lighter than the competition's and with the unique and versatile manufacturing capability of BSI A/S we are able to offer an unprecedented flexibility, rapid response time, and unmatched customer service to our clients.
With headquarters in Haderslev, Denmark; sales facilities in Portsmouth, Rhode Island; BSI A/S today employs more than 80 people of a multitude of nationalities and has an annual group sale of €10 million.
BSI A/S is committed to a long-term strategy of growth and reinvestment in automation technology. Research, design, engineering, FEA (Finite Element Analysis) and manufacturing are all executed in-house. BSI A/S continues to make significant investments in advanced CnC equipment and tooling, including CAD-design capabilities utilizing AutoCAD, Inventor and Mechanical Desktop software, and ANSYS for finite element analysis work. Break-load testing is done in-house with up to 21-ton bench test maschines while Hertz fatigue tests are undertaken by an independent authorized insitute enabling certified test results. In addition BSI A/S employs apprx. 35 CnC turning and milling machines, resulting in the ability to provide complex hard-to-machine components in all high-strength alloys. BSI A/S is renowned for its ability to rapidly to deliver turn-key design and manufacturing processes for its diverse customer base.
It is BSI A/S' customer-driven management structure that makes product innovation a hallmark. Engineering is a vital part of the sales division; under the capable direction of Eric Quorning and Ulf Josefsson the team works closely with customers to create ground breaking, lightweight products with an emphasis on minimalist aestetics.
Today BSI A/S holds patents, trademarks and design protections for a number of products. BSI A/S' patented Twin Tang was awarded a DAME Special Mention in the deck equipment, sail and rigging category at METS in 2000.
BSI METS 2010 Newsletter (.PDF)
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