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. Carsten Friis, Thomas Bjerrum & Eric Quorning are the private shareholders 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; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and 2500m2 production facility in Tianjin, China, 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 A/S has been audited and was found to be in accordance with the ISO 9001 standard by Bureau Veritas and thus received ISO 9001 certification november 2005. BSI A/S is still today the only superyacht rigging manufacturer that is ISO 9001 certified, ensuring full traceability from design and engineering through manufacturing to final product.
BSI METS 2010 Newsletter (.PDF)
BSI Moonlight 2010 Catalogue (.PDF)