Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

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Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Overview:

Dräger is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. The family-owned company was founded in Lübeck, Germany, in 1889. Over the past five generations, Dräger has evolved into a publicly traded, worldwide group. The company's long-term success is based on the four key strengths of its value-driven culture: customer intimacy, professional employees, continuous innovation and a commitment to outstanding quality.

"Technology for Life" is the guiding philosophy. Whether in clinical applications, industry, mining or fire and emergency services, Dräger products protect, support and save lives.

The safety division offers customers products and services for an integrated hazard management, especially for personal and facility protection. The current portfolio comprises stationary and mobile gas detection systems, respiratory protection equipment, fire training systems, professional diving equipment as well as alcohol and drug detection units.

The current product range of the medical division includes anesthesia workstations, ventilators for emergency, critical and home care as well as warming therapy for premature infants. Patient monitoring, IT solutions, accessories and consumables, ceiling supply units, light systems and central supply systems for medical gases complete the portfolio.

Dräger has about 10,000 employees worldwide and is currently present in more than 190 countries. The company has sales and service subsidiaries in over 40 countries. Its development and production facilities are based in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, the USA and China.

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Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA news

Saudi Safety & Security international exhibition and forum to return in 2016

The 2016 event will focus on industrial security, associated with safety & security protection of industrial facilities & assets Saudi Arabia’s leading security, fire and safety workshop and exhibition will return in 2016. The Saudi Safety & Security Forum and Exhibition 2016 will be taking place from the 16-18 May at The Dhahran International Exhibitions Center, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 2016 welcomes a rebranded SSS, including new logos and branded collateral. The 2016 event will focus more on industrial security, associated with safety and security protection of industrial facilities and assets. The need for safety and security protection for industrial facilities continues to grow rapidly. Recent incidents and ongoing threats in the region highlight the urgency in ensuring security. Following the military operation in Yemen along with other allied Arab allies, Saudi Arabia has been forced to strengthen their security measures at key industry facilities. Physical and IT Security has become a major concern, with on-going cyber-attacks directed at oil and gas companies operating in the Middle East. Draw attention to safety and health regulations within work environments The security market in Saudi Arabia is predicted to show growth of 11.35% to 2018 and Saudi Arabia is now one of the world’s fastest growing markets for security and safety solutions. SSS 2016 will also draw attention to safety and health regulations within work environments with a focus on construction and heavy industry. Saudi Arabia is the largest construction market in the Middle East, according to the Saudi Gazette the construction sector is ‘one of fastest growing sectors’ for years with 7.1 percent. With this growth comes the vital responsibility of safety measures within the work place. Current safety standards still require vast improvement, with a demand for safety equipment, regulations and professional training services. SSS 2015 - A major success with over 2,200 industry experts The SSS 2016 international exhibition will play host to innovative and pioneering technologies and products aimed at overcoming security, safety and fire issues. SSS 2015 proved a major success, with over 2,200 industry experts attending the exhibition and 70 exhibiting organisations that included; DuPont, BRC, CANON, 3M, Dräger, UL, Gulf Defense Security Systems (GDT), Gulf Falcons Security & Protection (GFSP), NAFFCO and more. Alongside the exhibition will be a workshop-led conference format. The rebranded SSS 2016 has already received an unpreceded level of interest due to Saudi Arabia’s growing opportunities within security and safety. With the growing need for development within these highly important sectors in Saudi Arabia, SSS provides a unique opportunity to source new businesses.

National Process Innovation Award goes to Draeger Safety UK

Draeger Safety manufactures a wide range of PPE's for fire and emergency services Draeger Safety manufactures and supplies a wide variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use throughout the fire, rescue and emergency services as well as petrochem, oil and gas, utilities, law enforcement and all areas of general industry. When making their decision, the judges liked the fact that process improvement is a task that never ends within Draeger, and the company was able to demonstrate continuous improvement in both its' systems and working practices. On receiving the award, Dave Richardson, managing director of Draeger Safety UK commented: "At Draeger, we work very hard to understand our customers' requirements and, out of that intimate market insight, our products and services are developed and continually refined. The processes, innovation and manufacturing industry best practices that we employ have to be second to none. For that reason I am absolutely delighted that the hard work of all of our staff has been recognised at such a prestigious event - and by such an eminent panel of judges." He added: "This fantastic result truly demonstrates to our existing and future customers and employees that we are a progressive and highly focused organisation." A highly focused and dynamic organisation, Draeger Safety manufactures and supplies a wide variety of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use throughout the fire, rescue and emergency services as well as petrochem, oil and gas, utilities, law enforcement and all areas of general industry. The company also offers a series of training courses on confined space working as well as the use, care and maintenance of all forms of PPE from its purpose built training centre in Blyth. Drager also provides training courses on limited space working, the use, and maintenance of all PPE products Draeger Safety UK Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA, Germany. Featuring leading edge technology, the Draeger Safety UK range includes half and full face respirators, compressed air breathing apparatus, safety spectacles and goggles, portable and fixed gas detection systems, thermal imaging cameras and protective helmets. Personal escape sets and chemical protection suits are also included as is the latest diagnostics equipment for fast, accurate and non-invasive drugs and alcohol testing. For further information contact Customer Service, Draeger Safety UK Limited, Ullswater Close, Blyth Riverside Business Park, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RG. Tel: 01670 561200, fax: 01670 356266, Draeger's website. 

Snowdon climb displays tests of fitness, determination, and Draegers’s breathing apparatus

Despite facing severe weather and harsh terrain, the climbing team made its victory at Snowdown Awe-inspiring, exhilarating and challenging, a recent Snowdon climb in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity and Help for Heroes was a test of fitness, determination and, unusually, Draeger breathing apparatus. Wearing the latest Draeger PSS7000 breathing apparatus complete with the PSS Bodyguard 7000 and FPS 7000 face mask, the fire fighters used 6.8L 300 bar cylinders in both twin and single configurations. Taking 20 cylinders with them and supporting each other along the arduous route, the team was massively impressed that the Chief not only wore full working BA throughout the climb but that he reached the summit in only 2 hours 40 minutes. As a testament to both his fitness and the BA performance, he did so by using under 5 cylinders of air, equating to a consumption rate of just over 50 litres/minute. Thwarted by severe weather on two previous attempts, the Chief was faced with an agonising decision before making the climb. Unbeknown to the rest of the team, he had suffered a calf injury several days before but, rather than disappoint everyone involved and intent on not letting down the charities, he decided to go ahead without mentioning a word about it to his colleagues. Luckily for him, this time the weather was exceptional and, although cold at the start, the wind chill soon eased off, until the summit was reached and -2ºC temperatures were encountered. Relieved and elated on reaching the summit, Chief Randeniya said that he had been apprehensive the night before but had, in fact, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. "Naturally I was delighted that my training had paid off and I was able to achieve my personal goal. More importantly, however, I learnt a lot about team spirit and how to work together both before and during the task to achieve everyone's ultimate goal. I will use that knowledge going forward and would like to thank everyone involved for their outstanding effort and support which carried us upwards when difficulties were encountered. Draeger is a world leader in manufacturing quality breathing apparatus "Climbing Snowdon in full BA was certainly a different experience but the kit was comfortable to wear, with an exceptional facemask vision and lightweight cylinders that did not hinder me in any way. Easy to breathe through, it also meant that I had a constant supply of cool, clean air. Who knows, maybe that might even have helped me!" Greg Barber, BA product specialist, was accompanied by Eamonn Treanor, Head of Service at Draeger Safety and added "The Chief and his team are certainly fit! The whole group rallied together when exertion took its toll, encouraging everyone to push on and reach the summit. The views at the top were stunning and certainly well worth the effort. We feel very privileged and grateful to have been allowed to join their team on this momentous occasion." Manufacturer of the Draeger PSS7000, the PSS Bodyguard 7000, and the FPS 7000 face mask is Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA, Germany. For further information contact Customer Service, Draeger Safety UK Limited, Ullswater Close, Blyth Riverside Business Park, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RG. Tel: 01670 561200, fax: 01670 356266, Draeger's website. 

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