Chemring Marine, the world’s leading marine distress signal company, has attended OTC (Offshore Technology and Conference) the largest dedicated oil industry show in the world.

Its Americas Sales Manager, James Chandler, was based on the stand of the Gulf States Pains Wessex distributor, Alexander Ryan Marine and Safety.

The four-day OTC exhibition, in Houston, Texas, attracted its highest audience in 30 years.

The show, from April 30th-May 3rd, was attended by around 89,000 trade visitors including industry experts from around the world, so the Alexander Ryan stand was very busy.

As well as meeting Alexander Ryan customers to emphasize the benefits of Pains Wessex products, James, pictured third from right, also visited the show to further build sales in South America.

James says, "The OTC attendance was well up on last year with many more dealers and offshore oil companies from Latin America coming along.

"With the current growth in the oil business in South America, many manufacturers are expanding their distribution to take advantage of this developing market opportunity and Pains Wessex is no exception."

The exhibition at Reliant Park included 2,500 companies from 46 countries, with 200 new exhibitors from countries such as Bahrain, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, New Zealand and Taiwan.

OTC chairman Steve Balint says "OTC reached a record-breaking number of people and offered the most ways to connect, educate, and conduct business. The industry is on the rise and challenges are ahead, making it more important than ever to collaborate and share best practices with colleagues all over the world."

Pains Wessex products have been helping to save lives for more than 100 years and are specified by the world’s navies, merchant fleets, fishing vessels, rescue services, airlines and leisure craft.

Chemring Marine is the world’s leading supplier of SOLAS, MED & USCG-approved marine distress signals to commercial and leisure marine markets. Its headquarters is at Havant, in the UK.

The company is at the forefront of campaigning for improved global marine safety regulations, including introducing standardised rules on replacing dated safety products.