Britannia Fire are proud to have been voted Best Fire Extinguisher Manufacturer 2016 by Build Magazine in the Facilities Management Awards.
The following article features in Build Magazine use this link to also see the 2016 Facilities Management Awards press release
Britannia Fire are a leading UK fire extinguisher manufacturer offering a full range of portable and wheeled fire extinguishers. Andy Spence provides us with an overview of the firm and the high standards it adheres to in order to offer the very highest possible standard of products to this vital industry.
Based in the heart of Norfolk, extinguishers made by Britannia Fire are exported all over the world and used in supermarkets, universities, office blocks and industrial locations including offshore oil and gas platforms – keeping thousands of people safe from the danger of fire. The firm’s unique P50 foam and powder fire extinguishers employ design technology constructed of composite materials which were pioneered by the aerospace and motor racing industries.
The main construction of the P50 is a High-Density Polyethylene Aramid fibre Kevlar® type material woven onto the body; it is strong and incredibly light. The P50 incorporates three patented elements – the loose weave, blow moulded inner body and a locking neck ring. Customers who rely on the P50 include blue chip companies and household names, including Anglian Water, Thames Valley Police, universities and Credit Suisse’s Canary Wharf and Pall Mall offices. Andy Spence, Sales Director, who is immensely proud of the work the firm has done and the achievements it has made, discusses how the firm aims to provide the highest standards of client services and products.
“This award is a tremendous accolade, recognising Britannia’s contribution to fire safety across a wide range of buildings and facilities, but also in saving money for customers in times when value for money is a key factor in providing services, without sacrificing safety for workers and the general public.
“This focus is highlighted by our overall mission: to provide top quality fire safety equipment suited to the needs of a wide range of clients from all corners of the globe and in a huge variety of environments from retail shops and offices to oil rigs and petrochemical sites.
“This is also coupled with product development, which has always been at the heart of the company, first patent awarded back in 1986 for valve control, as well as using the latest production techniques. Britannia has its own fire ground for testing its products.”
The company is based in a former railway yard in Ashwellthorpe in the centre of Norfolk close to the recently-improved A11 road giving access to the national transport network.
Its rural location has not stopped it flying the flag for exports, with its products now being sent to more than a dozen countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, including Azerbaijan, Nigeria, UAE, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Oman, Vietnam, Tokyo, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Bangladesh, India and Kenya.
Overall, Founder Roger Carr has dedicated his life to improving the efficiency of the fire safety industry worldwide and serving his customers by inventing the most efficient and cost-effective products, and moving forward the firm will continue to build upon this legacy of excellence.