DEZEGA, one of the world’s largest designers and producers of mine rescue equipment, and MineARC Systems, a leader in the design and manufacture of emergency safety products across the mining, tunnelling and petrochemical industries, have signed a global cooperation agreement.
The agreement will see MineARC Systems distribute DEZEGA products worldwide. This includes DEZEGA self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs), which will complement MineARC’s range of life-saving refuge chambers across the mining, tunnelling and petrochemical markets.
In addition, in accordance with the pact, MineARC Systems intends to promote and distribute the entire DEZEGA product line, including compressed oxygen self-contained breathing apparatuses (CO SCBAs) and training self-rescuers to simulate the donning procedure and breathing conditions of an SCSR.
DEZEGA supplies its products to more than 50 countries and is compliant with international and national standards of the EU, Ukraine, Australia, India, South Africa and the Eurasian Customs Union, according to MineARC.
“It develops respiratory protective equipment using modern design and production technologies, taking into account the many years’ experience in operating devices of its own production, as well as feedback and suggestions from end users,” the company said.
Anton Sakovych, Chairman of the Board of Directors of DEZEGA, said: “We are pleased to announce the beginning of our cooperation with MineARC Systems. Our companies have a great responsibility to our customers and a common goal – to help users in the most difficult situations and emergencies.
“Together with MineARC Systems, we will be able to provide new integrated solutions and advanced technologies to raise safety standards, both for underground workers and mine rescuers, as well as for workers in other industrial sectors. Indeed, behind each of the products of our companies are the lives of people.”
Paul Ness, Managing Director, MineARC Systems, added to this: “MineARC Systems is excited to be partnering with DEZEGA, bringing together a combined total of 80 years’ experience in high quality, safety equipment manufacturing.
“The introduction of SCSRs and SCBAs to MineARC’s range means that not only can we shelter and protect personnel during an emergency, but we can now get them there safely too. Complementing MineARC Systems’ experience in safe refuge, SCSRs and SCBAs have been the missing piece to our suite of globally adopted safety products.”