European MSA customers regarding the Detector Tubes business acquisition.
By Uniphos Envirotronic Pvt. Ltd.
1. Where can we purchase our MSA tubes in future, and from what date will this be possible?
You are able to buy your MSA detector tubes from the European master distributor for the Uniphos products, named 7Solutions B.V., located in the Rotterdam area, The Netherlands. This is possible from the 14th of January 2014, parallel with MSA Safety. MSA Safety will then fully transfer the sales of the detector tubes to Uniphos, from the 14th of July 2014. From that date, 7Solutions B.V. will be the only supplier where you can buy the MSA detector tubes, directly from stock.
If you, as a detector tube end-user, prefer to buy your products from a local distributor that can provide you with service in your own language, please contact 7Solutions B.V. as well. We are willing to support you and help you find a suitable gas detection distributor in your region.
2908 LC Capelle aan den IJssel
Tel: +31 (0)10 279 99 91
Fax: +31 (0)10 441 41 42
VAT: NL 8202.88.949.B01
2. What is the risk of a lack of stock when the production is being transported from Berlin to Mumbai?
The transition from MSA to Uniphos is planned in such a way, that the risk of a lacking stock is decreased to a minimum level. Before any transfer to India, a sufficient stock of tubes is being manufactured at MSA Auer GmbH in Berlin, where the demand of the market will be supplied from 7Solutions for Europe and Cuba.
3. Do we get the same conditions (price, delivery, etc.) as we are used to with MSA Safety?
Yes, the conditions will remain exactly the same where possible. Conditions can even improve, since a huge quantity of tubes will be kept in stock standardly, at 7Solutions B.V. in The Netherlands.
4. Does the name of the MSA tubes stay the same or will it change after some time?
After a few years, the prominently brand name of MSA will disappear from the products, and will be replaced by the new brand name: Kwik-Draw. There will still be a little sentence on the box, showing that the Kwik-Draw tubes were formerly MSA tubes.
5. Will the quality remain the same, now that the MSA tubes have been bought by a company located in India?
Since all production protocols will remain exactly the same as they were, the quality will remain the same as well. The factory of Uniphos Envirotronic Pvt. Ltd. is ISO 9001 certified. It will be German technology, manufactured in India.
6. Will Uniphos start manufacturing more Kwik-Draw tubes in future, in the right ranges customers require?
Starting with the provision of the exciting MSA Detector Tube range, makes Uniphos highly motivated to manufacture new tubes for measuring new gases in the different measuring ranges, which the wide spread gas detection market desires.
We understand this transition may cause uncertainties and confusion that we would like to remove for you. If there are any issues we may support you with, please do not hesitate to contact us on below contact details. We will be glad to help you in the ways that are in our reach.
Regional Sales Manager – Europe & Cuba