About Kahlenberg UK

Kahlenberg UK Ltd is the European distributor for Kahlenberg Industries, Inc. providing full European support and local stock for Kahlenberg marine and industrial air horns, sound signals, controllers, air compressors and the company's other products.

Please contact us for further assistance at or on +44 (0)1635 35353

Sound signal legal requirements

IMO COLREGs bookWhile countries across Europe will have local laws that apply to ship and boat navigation, there is a common requirement worldwide for all leisure, commercial and military vessels to conform to the IMO International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. As Steve Austin, Senior Policy Lead at the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) explains: "The COLREGs apply to all vessels, there is no differentiation between coded and non-coded vessels. Should the whistles prove not to conform then they will need to be modified or changed."

"Whistles should conform to the performance in COLREGs, Appendix III and the appropriate parts of IEC 60945 to EN60945 which deal with the marine operating environment."

All Kahlenberg products meet or exceed these requirements. Many other new and currently installed sound signals are non-compliant and might be breaching maritime law and invalidating insurance cover.

Kahlenberg at SMM Hamburg

SMM Shipbuilding, Machinery, and Marine Technology 2012 HamburgKahlenberg is exhibiting at the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International Trade Fair) in Hamburg, Germany this coming week, 4-7 September 2012.

European distributor Kahlenberg UK Ltd will be represented by Toby du Pré on the Kahlenberg Industries, Inc booth B7 /418.

A selection of the company's ABS certified commercial marine sound signals and accessories will be available to view. We can also provide comprehensive information on everything from the supply of new marine air or electric horn systems and sound signal controllers through to the refurbishment and upgrade of current equipment for the smallest workboat to the largest commercial and military vessel.

SMM is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is supported by German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. More than 2,000 exhibitors and 50,000 trade visitors are expected from more than 60 countries at the Hamburg Messe.

Further information

Call Kahlenberg UK now on +44 (0)1635 35353 or email