The world’s leading brand of marine distress signals, Pains Wessex, has appointed a new UK distributor.

Aquafax, a leading UK distributor of marine equipment, which has six offices across the UK, will be responsible for distributing the Pains Wessex range into the UK leisure market.

Aquafax’s Managing Director Nigel Pearson says, "Pains Wessex products are a new addition to our range and we are delighted to be appointed as their new UK distributor.

"With six depots across the UK and a team of more than 70 experienced staff we have the logistics and infrastructure to fully meet customer needs – including some of the best technical support in the industry."

Drew Marine Signal and Safety Sales Manager Chris Feibusch says, "We welcome Aquafax into our worldwide distributor network and look forward to growing sales of Pains Wessex signals in the UK."

Aquafax’s head office is in Luton and it has regional distribution hubs at Hamble in Hampshire, Middlewich, in Cheshire, Wroxham, in Norfolk, Plymouth, in Devon, and Glasgow, Scotland.

Pains Wessex products are manufactured by UK-based Drew Marine Signal and Safety, the world’s leading supplier of marine distress signals to leisure and commercial marine markets.

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. They are available through a global network of more than 200 distributors.

Drew Marine Signal and Safety, based in Havant, is at the forefront of campaigning for improved global marine safety regulations to ensure the safety of mariners throughout the world.