ARX Maritime

ARX Maritime ABaC (Anti-Boarding & Climbing) System

The ARX Maritime Anti-Boarding & Climbing (ABaC) System is an innovative defensive solution that utilises a patented Anti Piracy Barrier to prevent unwanted personnel (using ladders, poles and ropes) from boarding a vessel. The ABaC is a sustainable and cost effective denial of access Maritime Security solution, making it a must have for the protection of sea vessels passing through High Risk Areas.

Cramasie worked with ARX Maritime from early concept, through prototype iteration of the design for manufacture as a low cost rotational moulded component. The design process was focused on user and functional testing, concepting solutions and geometry to hinder boarding modes. Key consideration was given to the easy and safe installation of the units, noting the varying geometry of the vessels, and also to the efficient transportation and storage of the unit.

Cramasie worked with UK manufacturers through prototyping, toolmaking and initial pilot runs, before production was moved offshore to suit the installation logistics of the business and larger volume production.

A number of installations have now been complete, with ARX Maritime quickly gaining a reputation for offering a leading product in this segment.

“Starting with nothing more than my concept scribbles on a napkin, CRAMASIE led ARX Defence step by step through the design phase and have been instrumental in helping us deliver a market leading product.  They are startup friendly with a shared passion for innovate design, collaborative thinking and creative problem solving.” Steve Regis, CEO ARX

“Cramasie are startup friendly with a shared passion for innovate design, collaborative thinking and creative problem solving.” Steve Regis, CEO ARX

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