Laser tech firm signs first Distribution Deal

Laser tech firm signs first Distribution Deal

Laser tech firm signs first Distribution Deal

Dunedin: New Zealand’s industrial gas sensing equipment manufacturer Photonic Innovations Ltd have partnered with Active Refrigeration to form their first NZ wide distribution agreement.

“Very proud and privileged to be partnering with NZ’s biggest player in Ammonia refrigeration services. This deal reflects both of our commitments to improve workplace safety in food processing entities in New Zealand ” said Dr Ojas Mahapatra, CEO of Photonic Innovations.

Photonics featured prominently in New Zealander of the Year Awards, 2016 and has been encouraged by the interest in their laser based ammonia detectors from large and small food processing businesses. “There has been quite a few near-death ammonia leaks at food processors in NZ recently. Our first and foremost purpose is to ensure that people working in hazardous gas filled confined spaces safely return to their families at the end of their shift. Our laser based sensors ensure reliability in ammonia leak detection and always keep an eye on untoward incidents."

‘It is fine timing’. Ammonia’s popularity as a refrigerant has increased dramatically due to its green credentials. At the same time health and safety regulations have also tightened to ensure that companies manage the significant risks that comes with ammonia usage. ‘The end result is a strong demand for high quality, reliable and affordable ammonia sensors.” says Dr Mahapatra.

‘We are proud to partner with Photonic Innovations for Nationwide distribution. Active Refrigeration has a history of promoting and installing natural refrigeration solutions with focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. We have a strong focus on leading edge innovation and workplace safety with a Nationwide support network. Partnering with like-minded companies such as Photonic Innovations with a paralleled ethos is simply a good fit to support our industry’ says Mr Craig Duff, Active Refrigeration Managing Director.

Whilst New Zealand is Mahapatra’s first priority he already has an eye on the Australian market and is not shy about his ambitions for the rest of the world. “This New Zealand born and bred technology is leading the world. There’s no reason we shouldn't be in the front of mind when any food processing/storage operator thinks of ammonia detection”

About Photonic Innovations
Photonic Innovations Ltd. (PIL) has designed a patent-protected laser based gas sensor that solves traditional problems of unreliability, high maintenance costs and false alarms associated with the incumbent.The benefits include: equipment that requires virtually no recalibration, is highly accurate with no false alarms, has a response time vastly superior to traditional chemical sensors, can be remotely monitored and a cost of life profile which is ~25% lower than current solutions.