Press release -
FM Mattsson sponsors new sea rescue station in Fjällbacka
The Swedish Sea Rescue Society (Sjöräddningssällskapet) is a voluntary, non-profit organisation that saves lives at sea and is involved in almost all sea rescue in Sweden. The organisation is funded entirely by donations, memberships and voluntary contributions, and FM Mattsson is now donating products for the Society’s new rescue station in Fjällbacka.
The Swedish Sea Rescue Society was established in 1907 and today operates 72 rescue stations in strategic locations along Sweden’s coastline and on major lakes. One of the stations, located in Fjällbacka in Bohuslän province, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Due to limited space at its current premises, a new two-storey building is to be built for the rescue station in Fjällbacka harbour. Demolition has already started, and construction of the new building will commence this autumn.
Funded by donations
The station’s new premises will contain teaching rooms, storage space, hygiene facilities, a relaxation room and communal areas. The project is funded by numerous donations and gifts. FM Mattsson is sponsoring the project by donating basin mixers, kitchen mixers and shower sets.
- The Swedish Sea Rescue Society is an important institution, and FM Mattsson wants to contribute to further improving their operations. The Sea Rescue Society is a strong brand on the Swedish west coast, where almost all boat owners are members. This is a cause close to my heart, says Marcus Sahlsten, sales representative, FM Mattsson.
FM Mattsson is part of the FM Mattsson Mora Group, the leading Swedish tap manufacturer, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. The company was founded in 1865 in the village of Östnor near Mora, Sweden by Frost Matts Mattsson, a young entrepreneur. The company originally produced brass parts for clocks and decorations for local traditional costumes. He cast his first tap back in 1876. The FM Mattsson Mora Group includes FM Mattsson, Mora Armatur, Damixa and Hotbath. All the companies in the Group focus on leading technology, high quality, attractive design and environmental friendliness. The FM Mattsson Mora Group’s operations are concentrated in Mora, Sweden. The Group has sales of over SEK 1,4 2018.