An exciting new strategic partnership between LHD Group and Vimpex is announced, bringing together one of Europe's leading PPE personal protective apparel manufacturers and one of UK's leading specialist supplier of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Rescue Equipment to form a new powerful alliance that will deliver the highest levels of quality, service and protection to the UK's fire fighting services. Head-To-Toe protective apparel solutions Vimpex Managing Director James Jones says, "LHD's enviable brand reputation for high quality PPE and product expertise across the UK, combined with Vimpex's established infrastructure capabilities, plus our expertise in sales, service and support, will bring new standards in product performance, delivery and support to the UK market." James continues, "This partnership agreement is a real step forward for Vimpex as it will complete our "head-to-toe" PPE solution for the UK's emergency service teams across the public and private sector." LHD Group Chief Operating Officer Daniel von Chamier says, "This strategic alliance between our two companies is a result of our enhanced commitment to the UK market, building on recent successes to further develop a robust UK infrastructure in support of our high quality, market-leading personal protective apparel to ensure the health, safety and performance of the UK's fire fighting communities." state-Of-The-Art materials Spearheading the product offering will be LHD's innovative Kinetic Structural Firefighting Suit and Particulate Blocking Flash Hood, evidencing a critical element of quality and performance differentiation to challenge competitive markets. Weight-saving design, functional tailoring and state-of-the-art materials, deliver a new level of protection and ergonomics in fire-fighting protective clothing.
Since January 2020, pioneer manufacturer of world class fire evacuation, signalling and building infrastructure system products Vimpex Limited acquires the legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security and its brands Smart+Guard and Smart+Cage from Evac+Chair International. Vimpex Managing Director James Jones says that "This important acquisition marks a pivotal moment for Vimpex, and an exciting point in our growth as a UK manufacturer.” Alarm System Equipment "Evac+Chair International has been a highly-trusted and valued partner of Vimpex for some time, and we believe that through our specialist sector expertise, wide reach and established brand presence in the marketplace, Vimpex is in a strong position to drive forward the future growth of Sigma Fire and Security.” The addition of the Smart+Guard range is yet another important strategic step in the Vimpex mission" "The addition of the Smart+Guard range is yet another important strategic step in the Vimpex mission to become the world’s leading independent manufacturer and distributor of fire alarm sounders and associated evacuation and alarm system equipment and accessories, and is firmly aligned with company aspirations for new market penetration and protection of our supply chain, and to further shape alarm technology." Rescue And Public Safety Equipment Vimpex will now be distributing all products previously distributed by Sigma including GFS security products and Resettable Call Points. Any existing contracts will not be affected and will be transferred to Vimpex, with Vimpex continuing to sell and develop Sigma Fire and Security’s product portfolio. Vimpex Ltd. is an acknowledged expert in voice sounder and audible/visual evacuation technology, and a specialist supplier of Fire Alarm and Evacuation System Components, Rescue and Public Safety Equipment as well as their own Water Leak Detection System.
Vimpex’s Identifire TriTone sounder has recently been certified by UL Laboratories, an important move that marks a strategically important development for Vimpex. The UL brand is recognized worldwide as a mark of quality, safety and reliability and gives Vimpex the opportunity to expand further into more export markets. Managing Director, James Jones, says that “Vimpex’s selection of UL for certification to EN standards is an important part of the business’s strategy in positioning the business to succeed both domestically and to further expand its already thriving export activities. With our factory processes and products approved and audited by UL, LPCB and Intertek, Vimpex can now lay claim to be the leading independent European manufacturer/distributor of evacuation and notification devices.” Ideal for wall mounting applications Vimpex’s new Identifire TriTone Sounder can be flush or surface mounted and is available in red or white. With three low frequency tones and an output of 92-96 db(A), it’s the ideal product for wall mounting applications. TriTone is part of a large and growing range of Vimpex alarm sounders, beacons and system accessories. Established in 1994, Vimpex is Europe’s leading independent manufacturer and distributor of Alarm and Evacuation products and accessories. The company manufactures and distributes a wide range of high-quality Evacuation, Signaling and Building Infrastructure System products – both Vimpex-UK-manufactured and supplied by the company’s manufacturing partners.
“The fire sector is undergoing rapid change whilst constantly evolving, which requires manufacturers to adapt and innovate,” Vimpex Managing Director James Jones explained to guests at the unveiling of the company's ambitious new state-of-the-art manufacturing production facility at Great Wakering, Essex. He was responding to an opening address by Sir David Amess MP, Chair of the All Parliamentary Group for Fire & Rescue. This major development of the company’s capabilities is seen as an important and significant milestone in the Vimpex mission to become the world’s independent manufacturer and distributor of fire alarm sounders and associated evacuation and alarm system equipment and accessories. Transforming Our Business We are excited by the opportunities created by our nearly half million pound investment in transforming our business" Speaking to an impressive array of fire safety professionals including installers, distributors, OEM partners and members of the emergency services, James Jones said, “We are excited by the opportunities created by our nearly half million pound investment in transforming our business with adding this high-capacity manufacturing production facility, which will enable us to rapidly develop our markets for both Vimpex-produced and distributed products.” “We have created a phenomenal capacity for business growth,’ James told guests, ‘which will allow the company to innovate and increase its product ranges, markets and territories, and to significantly increase export activity in targeted markets in which we anticipate a doubling of sales revenues by 2025.” Platform For Significant Growth Vimpex is a freshly emerging UK owned independent manufacturer of fire alarm & evacuation equipment and alarm system accessories. Thanks to recent grant funding from bodies such as South East Business Boost, Southend Best Growth Hub, Manufacturing Growth Programme and, most valuably, Essex Rivers LLG (LEADER), the business has transformed itself into a specialist electronics manufacturer with a platform for significant growth through increased efficiencies, development of its own products and IP along with an energetic push for growth through export.