Lalizas - Live Saving Equipment

Lalizas was founded in Piraeus, Greece, in 1982 by Mr Stavros Lalizas manufacturing buoyancy aid for professionals. Mr Lalizas was a National Sailing Champion at the FINN category in 1978, his passion for the sea and vision for the requirement of better safety products led him to begin working to make water activities safer.

What started out as a very basic, single life preserver jacket, with a simply zip and buckle, has morphed into a full range of personal protective equipment with over 100 hundred lifejacket options alone. In 1985 Lalizas was now synonymous with safety. Now employing 15 persons Mr Lalizas small shop would be refashioned into a small factory.

By the mid 1990's Lalizas was expanding rapidly and so had to move to larger premises to keep up with demand. International markets soon became open with hugh demand from Europe leading to faster growth than was possible at the time.

Disaster struck in 2000 when the entire Lalizas factory caught fire, destroying nearly everything. Just two weeks later Lalizas employees participate in the Athens Boat Show without any product to display. The team spoke with customers and developed relationships with the intention of being 100% operational within 90 days. Lalizas achieved their goal and were back operating within the window. With the help of all staff, exisiting customers, and new, Lalizas doubled their turnover from the previous year!

Lalizas now have a dedicated factory in China with an adjoining Lalizas retail store so that it can sell, and have customer stest, all their new product lines before they are shipped internationally. During the mid 2012's Lalizas acquired brands such as Lofrans, Max Power, Nuova Rade, and Ocean Fenders. Lalizas continue to expand in leisure markets and commercial markets to this day.

An interesting fact is that all Lalizas lifejackets being made in Greece it is little wonder that all their automatic lifejackets are named after the greek alphabet.

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