Pains Wessex, whose distress signal products have been helping to save lives for more than 100 years, has appointed a new distributor in Norway.
Brude, part of the Koppernæs Group, says it chose to represent distribution of Pains Wessex products because their manufacturer, Chemring Marine, is a respected brand.
Pains Wessex pyrotechnic flares and other safety products are used by the world’s navies, merchant fleets, fishing vessels, rescue services, airlines and leisure craft.
“There is strong competition on pyrotechnics in the Norwegian market, but Chemring Marine’s brands are well-known,” said Annlaug Midtbust, Brude’s Logistics Manager.
Brude is based at the port of Ålesund in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, and supplies marine distress signals to hundreds of marine vessels and to two-thirds of Norway’s liferaft service stations. The company employs 50 staff and covers the entire Norwegian coastline.
The new partnership between Chemring Marine and Brude compliments the latter’s plans to strengthen its focus on the aftermarket business and online.
“Brude has evolved into a pioneering global partner in maritime safety,” said Annlaug who describes the company’s remit as “supply, installation and service of complete solutions for maritime safety including marine evacuations systems [and] rescue and lifesaving equipment.”
Chemring Marine, based in Havant, UK, is part of the Chemring Group PLC. It is a world-leading supplier of SOLAS, MED & USCG-approved marine distress signals to commercial and leisure marine markets.
The company is also at the forefront of campaigning for improved global marine safety regulations, including introducing standardised rules on replacing dated safety products.