Founded in 1979, Fjerby AS
is a leading supplier of safety and anti-skid coatings for companies constructing bridges.
Currently the company’s main export markets are Europe, the Far East and the United States.
Over the years, anti-skid protection on Ro-Ro ramps has been synonymous with steel bars welded horizontally or in a fishbone pattern, stretched metal, or fine sand in deck paint. These have different advantages and disadvantages: the fishbone pattern generates more noise than traction; stretched metal offers reasonably good traction, but is extremely difficult to keep clean and is expensive to maintain; and while sand in deck paint is inexpensive, it only remains effective for a brief period of time.
Fjerby has developed a high-quality alternative to traditional anti-skid protection. The company’s Safegrip® coatings combine low weight with high durability, providing a non-skid surface for steel, concrete and wood. Safegrip® is ideal for Ro-Ro and ferry ramps, ship decks and other wet or dry shipboard surfaces. With a spark-free design and low flame dispersion, it is particularly well-suited for use on drilling platforms and ferry decks.
Fjerby offers a high level of expertise, service and systems tailor-made to meet with client specifications.
Fjerby’s references include:
• DFDS Tor Line
• The harbours of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Oslo, Varberg and Kapellskär
• Irish Ferries
• MacGregor Oslo, Bergen, Gothenburg and Turku
• The Norwegian Coastal Administration
• Norske Shell
• Scandlines DSB
• J. J. Sietas KG Shipyard
• TTS Ships Equipment
• Wallenius Lines
• Norfolk Line
• Barber Marine Consultants
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