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Stirling Group Appointed as the Sole Distributor for Dräger Safety Products in Iraq

October 13, 2013

DUBAI, UAE, October 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Stirling Group, a market leader in Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) and
support services serving the Middle East and Africa oil and gas industry, has been
appointed as the exclusive distributor for Drager safety products and fixed gas detectors
in Iraq. Since May 2013, Stirling Group has been supplying Drager products to clients in
Iraq, including Kurdistan.

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The sole distribution rights to Drager products enhances Stirling Group’s HSSE
services to the region’s oil and gas clients, supporting them with training, personnel and
equipment to ensure safe and secure operations. Adding Drager products to the solutions
they offer their customers complements their hazard management inventory with a special
focus on personal safety and protecting production facilities. Stirling Group will be
responsible for distributing Drager products such as stationary and mobile gas detection
systems, respiratory protection devices, alcohol and drug-testing instruments,
fire-fighting equipment and professional diving gear, which are of primary importance in
high-risk environments.

Stirling Group’s Drager product rental and sales services are also supported by
Stirling Group aftersales support with workshops in Basra and Erbil. Stirling Group offers
full equipment support services to their clients, ensuring that the training, equipment
and solutions they provide are kept to a high standard continuously and maintain best
practice. Their extensive product knowledge and experienced technicians enables them to
provide aftersales support, a service that sets Stirling apart.

Commenting on the association, Angus Neil, Managing Director of Stirling Group said,
“Our partnership and the association with Drager further enhances our portfolio. Drager is
a renowned name in the field of safety technology and we will now be able to provide our
clients with high quality and reliable safety products and aftercare.”

“We are happy to collaborate with Stirling Group and serve their reputed clientele. We
take pride in aiding their experts with Drager safety products to carry out operations
smoothly, especially in challenging environments like Iraq,” commented Michael Karsta,
Regional Manager Middle East and Africa, Drager.

The association between Stirling Group and Drager will provide essential safety
products to a range of sector and industry specific operations across Iraq, including
International and National Oil Companies, civil defence and aviation. Furthermore the
provision of Drager equipment enhances Stirling Group’s portfolio of Fire and Rescue
services, which are underpinned by the quality of standards through their membership of
JOIFF and NFPA. Stirling Group’s Fire and Rescue services include in-country training and
fire service provision, as well as internationally renowned training through our partners,
Fire Service College, UK, International Safety Training Centre, Malta, and Falck Nutec.

About Stirling Group

Stirling Group is a leading provider of Health, Safety, Security and Environment
(HSSE) and support services to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) oil and gas industry.
Stirling enables businesses by providing them with specialised training, manpower and
equipment that deliver best practice HSSE and support solutions, allowing them to focus on
their core operations in a safe and secure environment.

Stirling Group’s capabilities and technologies ensure our clients are able to operate
safely, effectively, and in compliance to regulations and authority, regardless of the
environmental constraints and hazards they face. They provide oil and gas clients with
complete life support solutions through their partnerships in logistics, communications,
protective services, emergency response and medical services.

For more information on Stirling Group, visit http://www.stirling-group.com

About Drager

Drager is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety
technology. Founded in Luebeck in 1889, Drager has grown into a worldwide, DAX-listed
enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. The company’s long-term
success is predicated on a value-oriented corporate culture with four central strengths:
close collaboration with customers, the expertise of employees, continuous innovation and
outstanding quality.

Drager believes in the motto of ‘Technology for Life’ and aims to provide products
that protect, support and save lives irrespective of where they are deployed – in clinical
settings, industries, mining or emergency services.

Drager has nearly 12,000 employees worldwide and is present in over 190 countries
around the globe. The Group maintains sales and service organisations in over 40
countries. Its development and production facilities are based in Germany, Great Britain,
Sweden, South Africa, the USA, Brazil, the Czech Republic and China.

For more information on Drager, visit http://www.draeger.ae



SOURCE Stirling Group

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