Founded in August 2008, BE ATEX is the specialist provider of solutions for gas risk management. As experts in gas detection and Category 3 PPE (especially respiratory protection and fall protection equipment), we are a specialised supplier as well as a manufacturer-approved maintenance centre.
Located near Toulouse, we provide services across the whole of France and abroad: especially in the DROM-COMs (French overseas territories) and French-speaking Africa.
As a modestly-sized company, our staff are responsive and always attentive to your needs. We are able to provide you with the flexibility you need in your day-to-day life!
We aim to keep you safe by delivering the best technical solution and a dependable, high-quality service, every time.
This is BE ATEX in three words:
- Committed: we do our utmost to ensure your satisfaction and support you on a daily basis.
- Adaptable: we are a multi-brand distributor, meaning we can propose the best devices for your projects, and a maintenance centre, meaning we can inspect and track your equipment on your site and/or at our workshop.
- Specialised: our technicians have the expertise and the accreditations to provide you with support for all your explosive atmosphere projects. They guarantee your equipment is compliant and help keep you safe.
The human element is at the heart of everything we do here at BE ATEX: we believe in respecting our commitments to our clients, our employees and our suppliers.
Grégory TASCA, Founder of BE ATEX
BE ATEX is a specialist provider of solutions for gas risk management, meaning we can supply you with the best configuration to suit your needs and constraints, from the right gas detector and the right respiratory protection to the right fall protection equipment!
Although gas detectors are not considered PPE, they still help keep you safe. They measure the concentration of a given gas and are indispensable if you are to raise the alarm when faced with any one of a range of dangerous gases (flammable, toxic, anoxic, etc.). There is so much choice available to cater for each situation, from fixed gas detectors to protect facilities to wearable single-gas or multi-gas detectors to protect the user; from area monitors for worksites to colorimetric gas detectors (SPM flex or colorimetric tubes).
Closely connected to gas detection are two essential types of Class 3 PPE that protect the user from risk of death:
- Respiratory protection, which can be divided into two major families: filtering respirators and self-contained breathing apparatus.
- Fall protection equipment, which is crucial when working at height or in confined spaces.
Gas detection should be left to the specialists: it’s your safety at stake!
BE ATEX was founded in Montauban, south-west France, in Grégory’s dad’s garage. It was to be a Bureau d’Étude en ATmosphère EXplosive – an explosive atmosphere design office – hence the name BE ATEX.
Take a look at some of our company’s key moments below:
2022: Obtaining the Growth Champions label fir the second year in a row.
Partnership with the new suppliers for fall arrest equipment: Kratos safety and HarnaiPro
2021: Obtaining the Growth Champions label
Published each year by Les Echos, this ranking is based on the progression of companies' sales. To register, you must be an independent French company. Registration is free of charge, the company only needs to justify a certain amount of turnover.
2020: New premises open in Escalquens, south-west France
Partnership begins with the DRÄGER Fixed Gas Detection Solutions (FGDS) division
Partnership begins with SCAME SISTEMI, now HONEYWELL INDUSTRIAL FIRE SOLUTIONS, for the fire and gas detection control panel range
2019: New website launches: www.be-atex.com 2.0
New employees arrive in south-east and north-east France
2018: New brand identity unveiled - BE ATEX technical handbook
Our first time exhibiting at Expoprotection, the risk management and prevention trade fair
New employees arrive in Aquitaine, Ile de France and Brittany
2017: We are awarded the UGAP contract for portable gas detection
2016: Partnership begins with HONEYWELL SAFETY PRODUCTS for the fall protection equipment range
2015: Our ranges expand (fans, smoke ejectors and telephony)
2014: Partnership begins with DRÄGER for the respiratory protection & gas detection range Partnership begins with CROWCON for the gas detection range
2012: Our premises in Ramonville-Saint-Agne, near Toulouse, expand
Gestion et Rapport des Équipements Gaz – better known as GREG – is created: our digital tracking software to control your fleet of gas, respiratory and fall protection equipment remotely and in real time
2011: Partnership begins with OLDHAM for the fixed gas detection and area monitor range
BE ATEX’s export activities grow
2009: BE ATEX becomes an approved maintenance centre and partner of BW Technologies by HONEYWELL for the portable gas detection range
2008: Grégory Tasca founds BE ATEX in Montauban, south-west France