About us

Garant Group

provides integrated solutions and services for the shipping, onshore and offshore industries around the world, around the clock.

Principles of operation

Professionalism and competence
Garant Group only employs certified and experienced specialists in their respective fields. As a result, our teams are confident in their abilities and proactive in their work.

Transparency and openness
We are a group of companies and a united team consisting of innovative people determined to find the best solution every time.

Flexibility and dynamism
We are always ready to implement custom projects. Our combined expertise means that we have the knowledge to implement solutions effectively and to see these through to successful conclusions.

Respect and cooperation
Every stage of our work is underpinned by respect for our colleagues, customers and business partners.

Ethics and tolerance
Our team abides by strict policies in terms of professional conduct and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to any form of corruption. We value long-term cooperation based on mutual trust.

Social responsibility

Social responsibility is one of the key priorities of Garant Group. In its operations, the company follows the principles of sustainable and fair business development, which include social responsibility initiatives. Garant Group has been supporting a variety of social, sports, cultural and health promotion projects for many years.

We are interested in promoting

health, security, education, culture, education, sport and science

In 2017, Garant Group provided sponsorship to more than 50 organisations and allocated funds to educational and cultural camps and stakeholders. The company is an active participant of social events such as LET’S DO IT, The City of Hope, Čiurlionis for the World, Flight into the Night and Marine and Shore Studies.

History

The GARANT Group is a privately held company with head office based in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

1990
Garant Ship repairing company was established

Garant Ship repairing company was established

Mr. Vasilij Pigarev established GARANT in 1990.He has gathered together a group of experienced specialists to provide quick ship repair services for any arriving fleet. GARANT was first privately owned ship maintenance company in Lithuania.

The company grew rapidly and extended its range of services by offering its clients: 

  • Ship maintenance & repair
  • Underwater works
  • Safety & fire-fighting equipment services
  • Technical ship supply
  • Bonded stores & provision
  • Boats & leisure equipment
1993
Diving and Ship Supply divisions were established

Diving and Ship Supply divisions were established

The main office and workshop facilities of the company were in Klaipėda, Dubysos str. 27A. 

1997
Safety and Marine supplies divisions were established

Safety and Marine supplies divisions were established

2003
Office in Kaliningrad (Russia)

Office in Kaliningrad (Russia)

New company in Kaliningrad was named "Korabelnoe delo"

2006
Office in Riga (Latvia)

Office in Riga (Latvia)

As company expanded its services to Latvia, company "Auda audari" in Riga was established. 

2008
Garant reorganized into separate companies

Garant reorganized into separate companies

In order to allow each part of the business become more efficient and more responsive to clients’ needs, GARANT was restructured. Garant Service, Garant Safety, Garant Diving, Garant Supply, Pikasoma and Laivo sandėlis  brand names were registered and separate companies formed. 

2012

Since 2012, The President of the GARANT Group, Mr. Vasilij Pigarev, has assigned the duties of Chief Executive Officer to his son, Mr. Aleksandr Pigarev. During 2015, his second son, Mr. Sergej Pigarev, took on the position of Chief Commercial Officer, thus transforming the Garant Group into family owned and managed business. 

2016
Rebranding of Garant Group

Rebranding of Garant Group

2016
Office in Las Palmas (Spain)

Office in Las Palmas (Spain)

Currently, the GARANT Group does not limit its service area to the Baltic region.  Mobile service stations are located all over Europe. Mobile teams travel worldwide providing class approved and manufacturer-approved services anywhere a client’s ships are. 

2017
Purchased vessel - Baltic Worker

Purchased vessel - Baltic Worker

2017
New brand name for Laivo Sandelis

New brand name for Laivo Sandelis