U&M has trusted the safety and productivity of our fleet to AFEX fire suppression systems.
First, we liked that AFEX specializes in heavy duty mobile equipment and has many years of experience with the mining industry.
Secondly, we believe the AFEX system is the best design for mining equipment. It is very rugged and reliable and because of this we have low maintenance costs and very low downtime.
Finally, AFEX and their local distributor, Grupo Franzen, offer great customer service, workmanship, and support. We can always trust them to make sure our machines are properly protected and they are responsive to our needs as a customer.
My name is Renato Barros and I am an specialist engineer working for a Brazilian iron ore mining company for more than 25 years, dealing with mining equipment like off-the-road trucks, wheel loaders and big excavators. As a safety rule in our company, we always consider “Life First”, and for that, we are always worried with fire prevention in our equipment. Fortunately we did not have many incidents like this in the last years and one of the main reason for that is the mandatory use of fire prevention systems installed in our units. Among the options we found in world market, we have AFEX Systems as a model reference for high quality and reliable equipment. That’s why we have those systems applied to more than a thousand equipment of our fleet ! AFEX Systems has been granting us the confidence we need in our daily operation and we take in account the good designs and aftersale support we have in Brazil – being an sturdy equipment and always updated, suitable for each model of equipment we have ! We do not have hesitations when we think about fire suppression systems: AFEX systems are an excellent option – one of the best in the world market !
AFEX is the most responsive and trusted vendor that I have. Josh Jones has bent over backwards to help me sell your products and has become a trusted colleague targeting organizations such as Kinder Morgan. I wanted you to know this because I have never in all my years had a vendor where I truly felt like a partner in growing sales and serving our customers. You should be very proud of your people. They are some of the very best, professionally and personally, that I've had the privilege of working with over my years. Thank you for making them available to me. I give you my promise that AFEX will always be a product that I try my hardest to sell. I know you have my back if I need help.