Draeger Receives Frost & Sullivan Consumer Award for Respiratory Protection

LUEBECK, Germany, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Draeger was awarded with the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Consumer Award for respiratory protection. This award goes to honor the manufacturer which best fulfills the customers needs in respiratory protection concerning the aspects of safety, ease of use, technical features, comfort, and design.

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The rating is given based on two studies from Frost & Sullivan concerning Personal Protective Equipment. In these studies, both users and purchasers of equipment throughout the United States and Europe rated manufacturers on how satisfied they were with the products and solutions which the manufacturers offered for various segments. In the area of respiratory protection, the respiratory protective devices offered from Draeger were rated number one out of eleven manufacturers. Companies like 3M and Tyco/Scott were among those evaluated.

Draeger offers a complete portfolio of respiratory protection products including dust masks, half and full face masks, powered air purifying respirators, air-line supplied systems, self-contained and closed circuit breathing apparatus as well as a complete range of filtering and supplied air escape equipment. Frost & Sullivan's "Consumer Award' is a part of the "Best Practices Awards'. Frost & Sullivan recognizes companies in a variety of regional and global markets that have exceeded through their "Best Practice' strategies. Branch analysts compare the market participants using detailed interviews, analysis and comprehensive secondary research sources.

Company profile

Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and save human life. Founded in 1889, in 2006 the Group achieved sales of $2,620 million worldwide and an EBIT of $215.6 million. Today, Draeger employs around 10,000 people in more than 70 subsidiaries worldwide and has a representation around 190 countries. The Draeger Safety subsidiary offers products, services and system solutions for all encompassing Risk Management such as Personal- and Facility Protection. For more information, visit http://www.draeger.com

SOURCE Draeger Safety, Inc.

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