AIS lands Canada deal

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of Advanced Industrial Solutions.

Paul Stonebanks, managing director of Advanced Industrial Solutions.

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A leading manufacturer of passive fire protection and insulation products is expanding its global reach after signing a deal in Canada.

North Shields-based Advanced Industrial Solutions (AIS) will supply its multi-award-winning products to the Canadian market via the Crosbie Group.

The Crosbie Group is a key supplier to the Canadian oil and gas sector, providing technical maintenance support as well as installing protective coatings and passive fire protection systems.

Paul Stonebanks, AIS managing director, said: “We are delighted to have signed this deal with Crosbie Group, which will help take our products into Canada for the first time. The link is already resulting in several new orders coming through including one to supply insulation and metal products to an offshore oil platform in Newfoundland.”

“We are also training the staff at Crosbie Group in survey and installation skills to ensure we can fully capitalise on the major interest being shown out there.

“However, our manufacturing will remain in the UK. To further develop our links in the territory, we will be attending several events in Canada including the annual NOIA Conference in June.”

Lesley Galgay, corporate development manager at Crosbie Group, said: “We are very proud to become an Advanced Industrial Solutions’ agent.

“The company’s high quality products, state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and use of innovative materials – all independently tested – to international standards means our customers can be assured that they are getting the very best passive fire protection and insulation solutions available on the market.”

Advanced Industrial Solutions designs, manufactures and installs award-winning passive fire protection systems which provide up to 180 minutes of fire protection against the deadly spread of a hydrocarbon or jet fire.

As well as fire protection products, Advanced Industrial Solutions offers a comprehensive range of technical insulation products to combat issues such as noise, corrosion, weather and temperature extremes in order to protect assets, create safer work spaces and reduce operational costs.