Posidonia's experience started before the Second World War, under the name of 'Neptunia', recycling spares from the shipbreaking industry, like pumps, shafts, propellers, boilers, anchors, chains, booms and derriks. In the 60's Posidonia developed the offshore activity by projecting, manufacturing and installing mooring buoy fields for Italian and International oil terminals; since second hand chains and anchors were still used, a retesting facility with a 500 ton testing bench was set up. The same testing bench is still the most powerful in the Mediterranean, approved by the major classification companies: American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Det Norske Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, RINA etc... .
Nowadays Posidonia concentrates on designing, prototyping, testing and manufacturing mooring and towing equipment like high holding power anchors, super high holding power anchors, chain stoppers, smit brackets, bollards, emergency towing systems and quick release hooks, for the shipping, military and yacht industry, and are also re-sellers of all types of chains and shackles.
Posidonia is a manufacturer, it is a fourth generation family business, its competitors are Dutch, German, Chinese and New Zealanders. Part of the staff are working on research and development activity full time , as the main attractive, interesting market comes from non standard products that need to be customized and integrated with new solutions. That’s the reason why the company is very often involved in new matters, especially in yacht and military markets, where the target sometimes may not be so easy to reach because the request from the final user can be very complex.
Posidonia in 1982 was one of the first companies to be approved by Lloyd’s Register for HHP welded anchors. In 1996 it was one of the first to be approved by all shipping registers for its Emergency Towing System ( new IMO regulations). From 2005 most of the products such as bollards, chocks and pedestal rollers are fully approved by most of the shipping registers, with clear identification of the Safety Working Load that comes from the latest OCIMF and IMO regulations related to safety on ships and safety in the environment, so that instead of installing heavy equipment that comes from old industrial standards such as JIS, NORSK,DIN, GOST etc you can save space and weight by using Deck Equipment that comes from Posidonia’s Standard.