Mako Compressors Is Poised To Go Global

Mako Compressors recently received certifications that will allow the Ocala, Fla.-based company to market its U.S.-made compressed air breathing products internationally. 

The company has met the requirements of cTUVus, a mark of TUV Rheinland of North America, which conforms to UL1450 of the Underwriters Laboratories. TUV Rheinland, headquartered in Newtown, Conn., provides comprehensive third-party product testing and certification services for global markets.

Mako previously acquired the C-Tick mark from the Australian Communication Authority (ACA) and certification from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regarding radio interference requirements. Additionally, Mako has received CE marking meaning it conforms to the requirements of the European Union (EU) Directive with respect to safety, health, environment and consumer protection. 

“We’ve given our products a new facelift, and they now comply with the cTUVus requirements,” said James Doyle, manager of breathing air compressor global business development for CompAir, Mako’s United Kingdom-based parent company. 

Doyle said the new certifications mean the U.S.-made breathing air products can “be taken globally.”

“A lot of people around the world are very impressed with the products manufactured in the United States in Ocala,” Doyle said, noting that Mako Compressor products will soon be on 
exhibition at a big fire industry trade show in the United Kingdom.

The company has developed a new wall-mounted carbon monoxide and moisture monitor (CMM) that complies with the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for breathing air monitoring.

The CMM is designed for installation on new or older applications and installations of compressed breathing air systems. 

The CMM can be retro-fitted into existing units with no monitors or with competitive existing monitors.

Mako Compressors is a leading manufacturer of breathing air compressor systems, air storage systems and self-contained breathing apparatus refilling stations for the fire service. 

The company was founded in Miami, Fla., in 1952 by Jordan Klein and moved to Ocala, Fla., in 1978.  

For information, call 352-732-2268 or go to www.makocompressors.com.

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