PERTH-based hazardous area inspections provider Inatex has inked a new distribution deal that it believes will give oil and gas operators in Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand faster and more competitive pricing for explosion-proof and weather-proof electrical products.

The deal, which allows Perth-based Inatex to sell Shanghai-headquartered manufacturer Warom’s Technology products in those three countries, could well spread to the offshore oil and gas sector globally.

Warom provides more than 200 world-class safety products that Inatex CEO Geoff Morgan believes complement his company’s service offerings to big industry.

It also progresses the plans of parent company OGS for a more aggressive reach into Asia, after the company launched Inatex recently.

“Warom provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of explosion-proof and weather-proof products for industrial, commercial and marine applications,” Morgan said.

“The range of equipment is broad and ideal for the many projects currently coming out of the construction phase in Australia. If you’re an operator and have an asset about to move into operation, this deal has much to offer.

“Products can be delivered faster and at lower cost to many other offerings on the market so it makes sense for any projects where time and budget are of the essence.

“The range is vast and suits all stages of the project lifecycle, from initial construction through to replacement parts for regular maintenance or parts which may need to be retrofitted to meet updated compliance requirements or safety orders.

“The quality is exceptionally high and conforms to applicable global standards, which has seen Warom’s international market share grow rapidly over recent years with customers throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.”

Morgan said his experience of Warom products at overseas client sites, as well as numerous visits to the manufacturer’s headquarters in China, proved that the range would fit well with Inatex’s objective to bring greater efficiency and value to clients.

“Both Inatex and Warom saw mutual benefits in working together and that culminated in us signing a deal last month,” Morgan said.

“Warom Technologies has very impressive manufacturing facilities and processes, including a 160,000sq.m factory and another of similar size under construction.”

Warom, which employs 2500 people including 500 specialist engineers across its seven research and development departments, has products including  explosion-proof light fittings, distribution boxes and cabinets, control units and equipment, air-conditioners, installation equipment and engineering cabins, plus a similar range of weatherproof products.