Wescom Group’s new First Aid Kits gain Lloyds Approvals

Wescom Group’s new First Aid Kits have now received Certificate of Type Approvals from Lloyds Register.

The ANP Pharma branded products are the culmination of internal investment expanding Wescom Group’s UK pharmaceutical distribution facilities in Basildon, UK, to enable the development of SOLAS and Category C first aid kits for the marine sector. 

The approval of the new range of first aid kits provides Wescom Group’s extensive global distribution network with the economic benefits of a single source partner that offers trusted large volume manufacturing, with logistical expertise in handling time sensitive and highly regulated products such as pharmaceuticals.

“Our comprehensive range of high-quality survival products from globally recognised brands gives our distributors and suppliers unprecedented reach for the supply and support of life raft survival solutions to customers worldwide,” Wescom Group CEO Ross Wilkinson said.

The new ANP Pharma branded first aid kits offer a range of medical supplies for specific mandated requirements.

The SOLAS Kits are specifically designed to cater to the medical needs of life rafts and lifeboats and approved for use on ships registered outside the EU, these kits have a minimum 30-month shelf life and are drop tested to 36 metres to ensure they are robust enough to withstand harsh marine conditions.

The Category C Kits are intended for vessels operating within a range of less than 60 miles from a port, including lifeboats and commercial life rafts, this medical kit is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the Code of Practice for small commercial vessels.

Wescom Group is a global leader in survival solutions. The company’s vision is to enhance human safety by delivering the highest quality range of emergency products that provide its customers with total confidence when they need it most.

Now with specialist manufacturing sites in Australia, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom and circa 360 employees, the company manufactures and supplies essential survival provisions, pyrotechnic and electronic distress signalling, survival rations, perimeter safety lights and medical and pharmaceutical solutions. These world-leading and globally recognised brands include ANP Pharma, Comet, Eflare, Pains Wessex, sMRT and Wescom Defence. 

Wescom Group offers extensive logistical expertise, large volume and high-quality manufacturing capabilities through its state-of-the-art facilities, and an unparalleled distribution network to supply critical emergency provisions, to commercial, offshore and leisure marine globally.