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ABOUT US

YOUR COMPLETE PROPULSION PROVIDER

Servogear AS is a leading manufacturer of Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) Systems for high-speed workboats, fast ferries, offshore vessels and yachts. Our tailor made solutions provides our customers with a unique combination of speed and thrust.

Leif Magnus Endresen established Servogear AS in the basement of his family home in 1973. The very first system was installed on a fishing boat, which operated in the Norwegian waterways. Since then Servogear AS has become a leading international manufacturer of propulsion systems, and has delivered more than 1950 installations worldwide.

Servogear`s design philosophy is to work closely together with the ship designers during development of hull lines to obtain an optimum interaction between hull and propulsion system, resulting in the best possible performance.

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SERVOGEAR

PART OF THE BOS POWER FAMILY

Throughout the creation process and the entire lifecycle, we assume the responsibility of optimizing your system for peak performance whilst aligning with eco-friendly practices.

Your technical needs serve as the cornerstone for the solutions we design. Our primary goal is to ensure your system operates seamlessly, providing sustained value over time.

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VALUES

Trust

• We collaborate to create value for our customers
• We have a positive attitude and perform our work in a responsible way
• We listen and communicate openly

Dedication

• We encourage each other and celebrate success together
• We are flexible and solution-oriented
• We are proud of our workplace and our products

Knowledge

• We conduct our work safely and with high quality
• We improve our products and the way we work every day
• We are professional and act as one Servogear

Our Company History

THIS IS HOW THE ADVENTURE STARTED

  • 1972 - THE NEIGHBOR’S VESSEL

    It all started as a hobby. Leif Magnus Endresens neighbor wanted to change the stern drive of his boat, and asked Leif Magnus to draw a sketch for a V-drive. The vessel got a new V-drive and controllable pitch propellers, and was tested in the summer of 1973. It reached 25 knots, which was much better compared to vessels with the same engine output. The acceleration and maneuvering was also significantly better than with fixed propeller systems.

    “The results convinced us that we had a product that there could well be a market for” – Leif Magnus Endresen, founder of Servogear AS.

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    1973 - FOUNDING OF SERVOGEAR

    Leif Magnus Endresen, together with Gunro Hystad and Arnfinn Matre, established Servogear AS November 15th 1973, in the basement of Endresen's family home.

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    1974 - THE FIRST DELIVERY

    In January 1974, Servogear had its first delivery to a 35-foot fishing boat named “Siv Hege”. Fishing boats was Servogear's main segment in the first decade.

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    1975 - WELCOME TO SERVOGEAR

    In november 1975 Servogear moved from Endresens basement and into new production and office-facilities in Brubakken 73, where you still find us today. 

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    1984 - BREAKTHROUGH IN THE HIGH-SPEED CATEGORY

    Servogear's first delivery to a catamaran; refit of MS Sunnhordland (built in 1975). The refit resultet in a 30 percent fuel-reduction, and markes the start of Servogears success in the high speed category.  

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    1996 - ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

    Servogear wins Bømlo Kommunes Environmental Award in 1995 and Hordaland Fylkekommunes environmental award in 1996.

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    1998 - KINGS GOLD MEDAL OF MERIT

    Leif Magnus Endresen is granted with the Kings gold medal of merit for his important work in Servogear.

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    1998 - SERVOGEAR'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    Team Servogear in 1998 - Servogear's 25th anniversary.

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    2007 - MOST INNOVATIVE YACHT

    Chiao (Ex.name Nilo) won the prestigious award for "Most Innovative Yacht" for the installation of Servogear Controllable pitch propellers in Yachts Magazine World Trophy Awards.

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    2009 - WIND FARM SERVICE VESSELS AND OFFSHORE VESSELS

    In 2009 we delivered our first propulsion system to a wind farm service vessel. Today, Servogear specialises in the category.

    The same year we had the first delivery of a four in-line installations to a 60m high speed multipurpose offshore vessel, FOS Polaris.

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    2013 - AWARD FOR THE REFIT OF WALL STREET

    Seastreak wins workboat environmental award for the refit of Wall Street with Servogear.

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    2015 - SERVOGEAR COMFORT CLASS PROPELLERS

    Servogear introduced a new, revolutionary propeller design. The comfort class propeller is developed to reduce noise and vibrations, giving the passengers an excellent level of comfort.

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    2017 - HYBRID SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE

    Introducing our hybrid gearbox, the Servogear HDE220.

     

    Servogear HDE220 is a light weight hybrid gearbox designed for high-speed vessels. This is the first CPP integrated plug in hybrid solution on the market.

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    2017 - VILLSAUEN

    Servogear was awarded with Villsauen 2017. "Servogear is a notable example of how great ideas, courage, creativity and innovation can be used to embrace international markets. The winner is also a part of one of the many strong competence clusters along our coast" Said Monica Mæland, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry.

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    2022 - SERVOGEAR ACQUIRED BY BOS POWER

    BOS Power acquires Servogear and strengthens its position as a supplier of integrated propulsion solutions for the green shift within the maritime industry

    Read about the acquisition

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    2022 - MEDSTRAUM AWARDED SHIP OF THE YEAR

    Medstraum awarded for setting a new standard in low emission technology Servogear is proud to have been a part of this project through supplying the Servogear Ecoflow Proulsor System. 

    Through optimizations focusing on achieving a close interaction between the hull and propulsion solutions and reducing the weight on several components, MS Medstraum achieved results that have never been accomplished on a catamaran hull before.

    Click to read about the award

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    2023 - A NEW COMPANY PROFILE

    Servogear appears in a with new brand logo and profile colors to create a strong, common brand strategy and visual identity for the entire BOS Power group

  • Servogear celebrates 50 years of propulsion beyond belief.

    2023 - SERVOGEAR`S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

    As Servogear celebrates 50 years of innovation, the company stands as proof of what can be achieved when passion, vision, and a desire for quality come together in pursuit of a greener, more sustainable future.

    Servogear's legacy extends far beyond the shores of Bømlo. Their commitment to delivering top-notch products and dedication to environmental sustainability have earned recognition and respect on a global scale.

ISO Certifications

QUALITY AND HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

At Servogear, we prioritising quality, health, safety and the environment is a cornerstone of our business activities. We believe in delivering exceptional products and services while protecting the environment, as well as the health and safety of our most important asset – our employees.

ISO 9001: Quality Management

Our quality management system provides a structured approach for upholding the highest standards and continuous improvement, as well as meeting our quality goals in a systematic way in our daily operations. To ensure that we meet our goals, we hold an ISO 9001:2015 certificate. The certificate is proof that we have, maintain and continuously develop a management system that ensures we always meet your requirements and expectations of our products and solutions.

Health, safety and environment for our employees

We provide a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly workplace for our employees. Our health and safety policy contains guidelines intended to raise awareness for all employees. It also ensures that we meet official requirements for safe operations in accordance with laws regulations. Our employees actively participate in ensuring HSE compliance in their daily work.

+ Read Servogear ISO Certifications here

ISO 14001: Environmental Management

At BOS Power, we focus on reducing our environmental footprint through procedures and routines for controlling emissions, managing chemicals responsibly, separating waste at source and implementing recycling procedures. We are responsible for ensuring that our business practices are as environmentally friendly as possible. Therefore, we have taken the step of certifying our environmental management system according to the ISO 14001:2015 standard.

+ Read Servogear ISO Certifications here

Norwegian Transparency Act

ACCOUNT OF DUE DILIGENCE

The Norwegian Transparency Act, which entered into force on 1 July 2022, aims to promote enterprises' respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in the enterprises themselves and in their supply chains. 

The core of the law involves a duty to carry out and account for due diligence assessments. 

View 2022 Account of Due Diligence report here

  

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy

HIGH STANDARD OF BUSINESS ETHICS INCOMPLIANCE WITH ANY ANTI-BRIBERY LEGISLATION

  • We have a zero-tolerance approach to corruption and bribery
  • We do not give, offer, request, approve or accept, directly or indirectly, what is or may be construed as a bribe
  • We allocate resources, suitable systems and notification requirements to ensure proper implementation and application of the anti-bribery policy
  • We notify and address concerns, and register as incident when known, or suspected violation of our anti-bribery policy, or receive an offer or inquiry from a third party that is or is perceived as an attempt to bribe
  • We seek guidance from colleagues, managers, or our compliance officer if we are in doubt about a situation within our policies or procedures
  • We work proactive to identify and resolve anti-bribery risks
  • We record all anti-bribery incidents and report according to requirements and definitions
  • We classify and investigate all violations of our anti-bribery regulations according to their severity
  • We do not accept violations of our anti-corruption policy. Such may result in disciplinary action

SUSTAINABILITY

WE ARE HIGHLY ENGAGED IN DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT ON OUR INDUSTRY, AND ARE SUPPORTING VISONARY SUSTAINABILITY GOALS AND CONTRIBUTING TO MARINE TECH DEVELOPMENT.

Servogear has since it's beginning had a focus on fuel and energy efficient solutions for it's propulsion systems. This is in Servogear's DNA. With the increased focus on sustainability and zero emission vessels at sea, it has come natural for Servogear to support and join the work towards a more sustainable world through its propulsion system deliveries for zero emission vessels.

Our continued R&D and roll-out is the biggest contribution to reaching the SDGs.

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FOUNDING MEMBER OF
NCE MARITIME CLEANTECH

Servogear is a proud member of NCE Maritime CleanTech, a gold labeled independent organization engaged in building arenas and networks for creating forward-looking, innovative and competitive solutions in the maritime sector that reduce environmentally harmful emissions to air and sea.  

Our cluster organization uses the Norwegian maritime expertise, built up over generations, as a springboard for the development of new energy-efficient and environmental friendly technologies. Learn more about NCE Maritime CleanTech here.

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