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.

European dealers sought

Kahlenberg marine air horns and sound signalling accessoriesKahlenberg UK, the European distributor for US manufacturer Kahlenberg Industries Inc, is seeking high quality dealers in selected European countries to sell the fully IMO-compliant range of Kahlenberg marine air horns, electric horns and sound signalling accessories.

Dealers are particularly sought in France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Finland.


"We are already seeing major benefits for our leisure and commercial customers from carrying comprehensive Kahlenberg stock and spares at our UK headquarters," Kahlenberg UK Chairman Piers du Pré explains. "Now we want to improve further our service across Europe for these world-leading products by working with selected partners.


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Further information

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