PGWS to market Jackson Products

01 July 2008

Jackson Products Ltd, based in Kingswinford, West Midland, UK and European subsidiary of Jackson Products Inc, Fenton, Missouri, USA, a global manufacturer and distributor of personal, industrial and traffic safety products, has appointed Pan Gulf Welding Solutions (PGWS) based in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia as their sole representatives in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain.

PGWS, a well established welding equipment and associated products distributor in Saudi Arabia, has been appointed to sell, distribute, stock and wholesale the complete range of Jackson safety products including welding helmets, safety curtains and blankets and other PPE (personal protective equipment) products within their appointed areas. PGWS is part of the Pan Gulf Company, a Saudi conglomerate comprising steel, fire protection, piping, grating and food divisions. The group also owns the Gulf Steel Company and lists Saudi Aramco and Sabic as clients.
Andy Leigh, general manager of PGWS, said: “We represent some of the world’s largest welding and ancillary equipment manufacturers in this region and this agreement with Jackson Products will enable us to further develop our penetration of a very active market with a comprehensive range of industrial and welding safety products from one of the largest manufactures and suppliers in the world.”
Phil Chew, managing director EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia), Jackson Products Limited, said: “This agreement enables Jackson Safety products to gain market share in an expanding and lucrative market area. PGWS have demonstrated to us their impressive capabilities in being able to market and stock our products. We are already undertaking an extensive training programme with their staff as well as providing internal sales support and in return they will be promoting our products and attending a number of exhibitions in their area over the coming months.  We are confident that we shall see a significant increase in the penetration of the Gulf area safety equipment market by the Jackson safety brand.”
Jackson markets its products worldwide with emphasis on North America, Canada and Europe under established and well known brand names – Jackson, Smith & Wesson, Huntsman and Silencio. The company’s headquarters are in Fenton, Missouri. Jackson Safety employs approximately 420 people and operates manufacturing facilities and distribution centres in the USA, Canada and Europe.

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