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Aids to Navigation provide navigators with information similar to that which drivers get from street signs and traffic lights.

 

Governments are therefore committed to consider national and international recommendations and directives when they set up marine or river aids to navigation:

  • “Each Contracting Government undertakes to provide, such Aids to Navigation as the volume of traffic justifies and the degree of risk requires.”
  • Marine recommendations: International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Association for Marine Aids to Navigation (IALA), SOLAS Convention
  • River recommendations: codes for navigation on inland waterways (examples: CEVNI or CEMAC)

 

GISMAN TODAY: MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN MARINE AIDS TO NAVIGATION

GISMAN issues from B.B.T. Company established in 1862 and specializing in the implementation of major historic lighthouses and light stations on all continents, until the late 1960s.

In the early 1990s, GISMAN was acknowledged as a pioneering designer and manufacturer of modular plastic navigational buoys (with rotational moulding polyethylene float).

 

OUR OFFER

GISMAN provides an overall solution to its clients with high quality service and commitment, during survey, procurement and execution phases.

Our comprehensive range of equipment is able to meet all types of requirements for Marine and River Aids to Navigation.

 

SERVICES PRODUCTS

 

  • Full diagnosis and equipment surveys
  • In-house design capabilities
  • Project management
  • Manufacturing and provision of equipment
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Training of personnel
  • Maintenance under Operational Conditions
  • Polyethylene buoys from 0.9 to 3m diameter, and articulated beacons
  • Marine lights: self-contained, leading and sector lights, with associated support structures
  • Data buoys: floating structures for data acquisition
  • Mooring buoys
  • Lighthouse equipment
  • AtoN solutions for inland waterways

 

 

KEY FIGURES

  • 2001: GISMAN joined OCEA group, French leader in aluminium shipbuilding with today more than 400 employees, 6 production sites, and 95% of its turnover on international markets.
  • 80%: GISMAN’s average turnover on international markets.
  • Over 500: the customer base that GISMAN is committed to.
  • Over 50: the number of countries in which GISMAN has product installations.

 

OUR TEAM

GISMAN team is fully dedicated to Aids to Navigation activity, with in-house Design Department, Sales Department, Project Management, Technical Department and Customer Assistance on site.

 

GISMAN IS AN INDUSTRIAL MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MARINE AIDS TO NAVIGATION (IALA-AISM) SINCE 1966

The IALA was established in 1957, with the aim of improving the quality of marine beaconing and matching with users requirements regarding Aids to Navigation.

The association has now 250 members (national authorities, industrial and associate members).

GISMAN is an active IALA member since 1966, when the association opened its membership to industrial partners so to improve academic and technical developments for Marine Aids to Navigation.

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM COMPLIANT WITH ISO 9001: 2015 STANDARD

Our Quality Management System has been approved by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance in October 2013 (2008 version) and is currently compliant with 2015 version (certificate No. 10241391).

The scope of this approval is applicable to: design, manufacture, supply and installation of marine and river navigational aids, mooring solutions and data equipment, along with associated services and equipment.