Raleigh, NC, USA, March 28, 2023 – B&B Hydraulics has had a reputation for quality work, timely service, and competitive prices since their inception in 1989. Headquartered in Hutchinson, KS and servicing several states in the Midwest, B&B offers a wide product portfolio specific to outfitting and repairing vehicles of all sizes with parts ranging from hydraulic cylinders, automated lubrication, and valves, to motors, pumps, hoses, and more. In 2021, after numerous requests from existing customers with heavy equipment, B&B decided to explore adding fire suppression system solutions to their existing portfolio.Read More
AFEX Expands Footprint in Africa, Growing Heavy Equipment Fire Suppression System Presence in the Continent
Raleigh, NC, USA, February 22, 2023 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, recently announced its official expansion into the African market. AFEX began making significant investments in sales and marketing in late 2021 to better serve the needs of end users, equipment dealers, and OEMs across the continent by supplying its third-party approved fire systems through a trusted distributor network.Read More
New AFEX Whitepaper Underscores Importance of Maintenance for Fire Suppression Systems
Raleigh, NC, USA, June 21, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, has published a new whitepaper for industrial equipment owners and operators entitled, “Ensuring Fire Suppression System Performance Through Routine Maintenance”. The whitepaper stresses the importance of implementing and enforcing a consistent fire suppression system maintenance plan with the goal of ensuring optimum performance. The publication also outlines key maintenance recommendations as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and system manufacturers.Read More
AFEX Hosts Largest Annual Distributor Training School to Date
Raleigh, NC, USA, May 10, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for heavy-duty mobile equipment, held its largest training school event in the company’s history on April 26-27, 2022, in Raleigh, NC. This annual, two-day event educated distributors on system components, installation, maintenance, and industry trends, all with the goal of certifying AFEX partners to excel at installing and servicing fire suppression systems for their end user customers.Read More
AFEX Publishes Whitepaper on Bottom Line Impacts of Heavy Equipment Fires
Raleigh, NC, USA, February 23, 2022 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has published a new whitepaper for industrial equipment owners and operators entitled, “What Are Heavy Equipment Fires Costing You?”. The whitepaper reveals eye-opening statistics related to vehicle fires in the USA and Canada, as well as the tangible and intangible impacts of fire on an operation. The publication aims to help professionals understand the severity of heavy equipment fires and reveal some practical measures to mitigate this serious risk.Read More
AFEX to Display Fire Suppression Systems for Mobile Heavy Equipment at MINExpo 2021
Raleigh, NC, USA, August 11, 2021 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has announced they will be exhibiting at the MINExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, September 13-15, 2021. MINExpo is the world’s largest mining event, covering the entire industry from exploration, mine development, open pit and underground mining, safety and more. AFEX will be exhibiting in booth #7885, with an installed dual agent system on display in Liebherr Mining Equipment’s booth #7627.Read More
AFEX Enhances Industry-Leading Control Unit for Vehicle Fire Detection
Raleigh, NC, USA, February 16, 2021 – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems, specialists in designing and manufacturing fire protection systems for mobile heavy equipment, has announced a significant upgrade to the industry-leading fire detection display, the Control Unit. With a focus on continuous improvement, AFEX leaders have listened to the feedback from distributors and end users and upgraded the Control Unit to include enhanced features to aid in system monitoring, data collection and more.Read More
AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Certification
Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is proud to announce that the company was awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification for our Quality Management System (QMS) by NSF International Strategic Relations on January 31, 2020.
The ISO 9000 family is the world's most best-known quality management standard. ISO 9001:2015 is built on various quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, good quality products and services.Read More
AFEX Fire Suppression Systems Approved to Factory Mutual Standard 5970 – Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems
Raleigh, NC, USA – AFEX Fire Suppression Systems is proud to announce that AFEX dry chemical, liquid agent, and dual agent fire suppression systems were awarded Factory Mutual (FM) 5970 Approval on September 21, 2017.
FM Approval Standard 5970 - Heavy-Duty Mobile Equipment Protection Systems, was developed over the course of four years, and represents a collaborative effort amongst FM Approvals and industry experts. This new standard represents the industry’s most comprehensive and rigorous testing program for vehicle fire suppression systems.
The effective date of FM Approval Standard 5970 is August 2018. Even systems that were previously approved under prior FM standards must be reexamined to FM 5970. Per FM, “Products FM Approved under a previous edition shall comply with the new version by the effective date or forfeit Approval.”
AFEX Celebrates 50 Years
AFEX, the leading manufacturer of fire suppression systems for mobile heavy equipment is celebrating 50 years of helping customers maximize their safety and productivity.
Bill Lease founded the company in 1968 as Lease-AFEX, Inc., primarily to serve the Southeastern timber harvesting industry, and the waste handling industry shortly thereafter.
Bonaventure Group, Inc. purchased AFEX in 1986, and expanded into other heavy industries such as mining, steel, and oil and gas as well as international markets.
Today, AFEX celebrates 50 years of systems that can be found on all seven continents, protecting all types of equipment. Although we have grown and expanded many times over, we remain focused on manufacturing only effective, reliable, purpose-built products designed to withstand the abuse of heavy industry. It's all we do.