FLO Components and AFEX reach agreement around fire suppression systems for heavy machinery
February 9, 2024 By Mike Lacey
AFEX produces fire suppressions systems for heavy machinery, while FLO Components Ltd. is an automatic greasing systems specialist and the leading supplier of “Total Lube Solutions” to major manufacturers and heavy equipment users in Manitoba and Ontario.
FLO’s vice-president Mike Deckert states AFEX fire suppression systems can help prevent catastrophic events from happening with a company’s machinery. “At a show we did in January, one of our customers was telling us that just over a year ago they had a live-bottom truck catch fire inside the service area. They lost not only the truck, but the entire service bay and the office connected to it. You don’t think about the dangers until it happens, and then the results are catastrophic. Vehicle fire suppression systems effectively detect threats ranging from engine to debris fires and protect your people and assets.”
According to Deckert, AFEX has had representation in Western Canada for many years, but this will be the first time that AFEX is doing system training and setting up a proper fire suppression solutions provider representative in Manitoba or Ontario.
“AFEX has been producing systems for over 50 years, with hardware that is designed exclusively for mobile heavy equipment – not kitchens or buildings, or anything else. FLO was recommended to AFEX by industry contacts, as an industry leader and experienced provider of lubrication systems and solutions for heavy equipment. They were interested in expanding and getting someone set up in the Manitoba-Ontario area and we were looking at bringing on fire suppression systems and the timing was right. It was just a good fit for both companies,” says Deckert.
“We’re excited to welcome FLO Components to AFEX’s esteemed group of distributor partners”, says Jeannette Miller, vice president of Sales and Marketing at AFEX Fire Suppression Systems. “This partnership underscores our dedication to delivering top-tier suppression systems and unmatched support to the owners of heavy-duty mobile equipment. FLO Components aligns seamlessly with our values of excellence, reliability, and customer satisfaction, and so we trust that this collaboration will allow us to strengthen our presence in the Canadian market.”
As part of the agreement, Fire Risk Assessments, system design, installation and inspections will be conducted by factory-trained FLO Components Ltd. personnel.
People can get a first-hand look at these systems at FLO’s booth in the upcoming National Heavy Equipment Show 2024 in Toronto on April 11 and 12.
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