Pains Wessex Marine Distress Signals (Drew Marine Signal & Safety UK LTD)

Havant, Hants., United Kingdom

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Drew Marine Signal and Safety UK Ltd.

Pyrotechnic History - Pains Wessex


Pains Wessex has been a leading supplier of marine distress signals for over 100 years.

When you specify lifesaving equipment for your vessel, you need to know beyond any doubt that it is the most reliable and cost-effective available. With Pains Wessex advanced pyrotechnic marine distress signals, you can be sure you have made the right choice.

We have a highly skilled Sales, Marketing, Technical and Logistics team on hand to give expert advice and information on the Pains Wessex product range and distributors of the products in your area.

The quality, technological superiority and innovate design of our products combined with worldwide approvals and manufacturing to ISO 9001 standard has placed Pains Wessex at the forefront of marine safety.

With distributors in over 70 Countries our range of SOLAS, MED and USCG approved distress signals is available in most major ports worldwide. To find your nearest local distributor or stockist please click on the link below:

The application of leading-edge technologies affirms the good name of our products. R&D is the cornerstone of our corporate activities.
We permanently invest in our company, to optimize the products and production processes.

In manufacturing pyrotechnic effect packages we make almost exclusive use of environmentally compatible, inorganic raw materials, which are continually quality checked by our experts using state-of-the-art measuring and process technologies to ensure that they meet valid specifications before being passed for production.

Performance, availability and safety under all conditions go without saying. To maintain this high quality level we work in all departments in accordance to ISO 9001 standards.
Additionally we fulfil the demands of the German Explosives Act, which is one of the world´s most rigorous in respect of pyrotechnic products and explosives.

Provision of the most sophisticated testing equipment and proving routines are used for Quality Assurance. Successful cooperation with many approval authorities and quality assessment services worldwide confirm our competence.
2005 Chemring Group PLC acquires Comet Gmbh, manufacturers of a range of SOLAS Marine Distress Signals
2007 Chemring Marine Ltd is formed to handle the Marine Distress Signal businesses of Pains Wessex and Comet. Chemring Marine Ltd re-locates to Whiteley in Fareham

2012 Drew Marine acquires the interests of Chemring Marine and the company name changes to Drew Marine Signal and Safety. The company relocates to Langstone Technology Park, Havant, UK


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  • ISO 9001
  • US Coast Guard Certificate of Approval

Pains Wessex Marine Distress Signals (Drew Marine Signal & Safety UK LTD)
Langstone Technology Park
Langstone Road
Havant, Hants.
United Kingdom

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