Reliability, Performance, Compliance

About Us

Pains Wessex has been a leading supplier of marine distress signals for over 100 years.

When you specify lifesaving equipment for your vessel, you need to know beyond any doubt that it is the most reliable and cost-effective available. With Pains Wessex advanced pyrotechnic marine distress signals, you can be sure you have made the right choice.

We have a highly skilled Sales, Marketing, Technical and Logistics team on hand to give expert advice and information on the Pains Wessex product range and distributors of the products in your area.


The quality, technological superiority and innovative design of our products combined with worldwide approvals and manufacturing to ISO 9001 standard has placed Pains Wessex at the forefront of marine safety.


With distributors in over 70 Countries our range of SOLAS, MED and USCG approved distress signals is available in most major ports worldwide. To find your nearest local distributor or stockist please click on the link below:


WesCom Signal & Rescue UK Limited is the parent company of the Pains Wessex brand and product range. Our headquarters are based at Langstone Technology Park, Havant, UK.