POK - Manufacturer of firefighting equipment - June 4th, 2018 – POK and the Service des Essences des Armées

June 4th, 2018 – POK and the Service des Essences des Armées


A renewed trust

POK®, founded in 1976, is known worldwide for its high-tech, high-quality fire-fighting equipment. But it should not be forgotten that POK also supplies a very wide range of couplings for many sectors of activity. These couplings adapt to the standards of many countries and are available in different materials and sizes. This complete range allows POK to serve many industries but also defence and in the first place the SEA.

What is the Service des Essences des Armées (SEA)? During the First World War, and with the spread of the use of mechanized means, the need was felt to set up a new ” gas ” supply chain. At the time, it consisted of the Service de l’intendance, which supplied and stored fuel, and the Service automobile, which transported it. On November 25th 1940, all these responsibilities were entrusted to a single organization and it was given the name Service des Essences des Armées, a name it still has today. In 1945, an ordinance defined the SEA as a common service responsible for supplying all the armed forces at all locations and a decree of 1991 specified that this service must “ensure at all times, in all places and in all circumstances the oil support of the armed forces, while playing the role of oil technical adviser to the general staffs”.

Today, the SEA is responsible for the supply, storage, distribution and quality of fuel and lubricants for land vehicles, aircraft and ships of the various French armies and the Gendarmerie nationale. The Army has been fully supported since the resumption of ALAT support between 2007 and 2008; since 2009, naval bunker fuels have joined ASP missions. In addition, AES specialists advise commands in the petroleum field.

The SEA has now been relying on the POK brand for over 15 years in this field of fuel transfer; our range of couplings perfectly meets their needs. Our France sales department does everything possible to satisfy its customers, and it is with great pride that each member of the team meets the high demands of the SEA which could not, without quality products, do its job efficiently. We hope to see that trust continue into the future and have the chance to continue to contribute to the national effort in our own way.

If you wish to discover our range of couplings, do not hesitate to consult our online catalogue. And don’t forget, for all your marketing requests, you can get in touch with your distributor or your POK contact.

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