Experienced AS Moloobhoy & Sons, the India distributor of leading marine distress signal brand Pains Wessex, has won an award for outstanding achievement in the 2010 Shipping, Marine and Ports awards.

The honour for efficient customer services was presented to AS Moloobhoy, which has been established for 104 years, at a glittering ceremony at a top Mumbai hotel.

The citation says, “AS Moloobhoy & Sons has always prided itself on being an organisation that is truly ‘of the people, by the people and for the people,’ hence, its primary emphasis is on service and customer satisfaction.”

Managing partner, Nafeesa Moloobhoy, says the company carries out a relentless quest for excellence in customer service. “We look to our OEMs, supporters, service partners and well wishers to guide us in the years ahead, so that we live up to customer expectations; especially considering our 104-year existence in the Indian marine industry.”

The shipping, ports and marine awards are part of Shipping World and Ports World Expo, held in Mumbai in early March. They recognise leadership and excellence and were chosen by a special committee chaired by DT Joseph, the ex-secretary of the Indian Ministry of Shipping.

AS Moloobhoy has the largest market share in the sale and supply of marine distress signals in India. It is pioneering the establishment of a professional disposal facility in India to remove dangerous, old marine distress signals.

Pains Wessex is owned by Chemring Marine, based in Fareham, UK, which is part of the Chemring Group. The company is the world’s leading supplier of SOLAS, MED & USCG-approved marine distress signals to the commercial and leisure marine markets.

Pains Wessex’s comprehensive range of distress signals is available through a global network of more than 200 distributors in 70-plus countries and is specified by the world’s navies, merchant fleets, fishing vessels, rescue services, airlines and leisure craft.

Its products are trusted by the world’s commercial and leisure marine markets, for their reliability and they have been saving lives for more than a century.