Countries around the world, including India, are brighter and safer thanks to products manufactured by Carmanah Technologies Inc. The Victoria-based company designs and manufactures solar-powered LED (light-emitting diode) lights for marking channels, waterways, moored vessels and docks, as well as highlighting hazards and high caution areas on roads, highways and railways.
During the Canada Trade Mission to India, Carmanah signed a contract for the sale of 22 of its Model 701 marine lights to the port of Kandla. One of India's largest ports, Kandla is the connecting hub for one million square kilometers of northwestern India, and has the country's only Free Trade Zone.
There is a large market for marine navigation products in India, which has 12 major ports, 150 minor ports, and 12,000 kilometres of coastline and navigable inland waterways. Carmanah has sold its marine lanterns to port and waterway authorities throughout the country.
"Buyers in India recognize that Carmanah's short-range marine navigation lights are the best in the world," said Carmanah Business Development Manager, Jim Baker. "And the Model 701 has the lowest cost of acquisition, installation and operation in its class." Like all Carmanah lights, it has a self-contained power source and requires no battery/bulb replacement or other maintenance during its lifespan.
About 98 percent of Carmanah's production is exported to port and roadway authorities, marinas, and rail yards, as well as numerous other commercial and private users around the world. The company also serves the needs of the Canadian and United States Coast Guards and the United Kingdom's Trinity House.