Drew Marine acquires Chemring Marine

Leading marine solutions specialist, Drew Marine is acquiring Chemring Marine, a marine distress signal company.  The business will be renamed Drew Marine Signal and Safety and its corporate headquarters will remain in Havant, Hampshire, UK.  

Len Gelosa, President and CEO of Drew Marine, said in a statement, "The acquisition of Chemring Marine is a perfect fit with our strategy to provide essential products for safety, reliability and compliance to the global maritime industry.”

Drew Marine, owned by JF Lehman and Company, provides technical solutions and services for the marine industry. It specialises in fire, safety and rescue, cleaning and coatings, fuel management, welding and refrigeration, sealing products and water treatment sectors.

The transaction is conditional upon regulatory approvals, but is set to be completed by the end of July.

Chemring Marine manufactures the market-leading Pains Wessex and Comet brands.

Pains Wessex and Comet 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.

The company is at the forefront of campaigning for improved global marine safety regulations.

Yachting News
March 12, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Crew Polo Shirts

In this Tried & Tested, yacht bedding specialist Sea Design conducts a review into the best duvets, quilts and pillows on the market. It tests a series of leading products to work out the best yacht bedding money can buy.

By Nathan Bees
January 21, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products
Tried & Tested: Best Yacht Cleaning Products

In this Tried & Tested, yacht cleaning expert Marine 16 Ltd and cleaning expert Judith Shaw rate and review some of the best cleaning products available to buy. Find out which product was crowned the best following rigorous testing.

By Yachting Pages
January 13, 2021
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys
Tried & Tested: Best Water Toys

In our brand new Tried & Tested, yacht water toy specialist EAMS and a group of experienced superyacht captains and crew rate and review the very best luxury water toys on the market. Find out which brand and product was crowned the best...

By Nathan Bees
Andaman Islands ease visa and international yacht travel

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands, with its pristine clear waters and sandy beaches, make an ideal destination for national ...

By Hannah Rankine
October 15, 2021
Andaman Islands ease visa and international yacht travel
Successful attendance at the 2021 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference

The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2021 (IWMC), held at The Address Dubai Marina, saw the participation of key industry...

By Annabelle Fox
October 15, 2021
Successful attendance at the 2021 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference

Finished reading? Now find your perfect supplier.

Search our industry-leading directory for over 20,000 superyacht suppliers, providers and marinas.

Search now