We are proud to have secured exclusive UK partnerships with three of the world’s leading firefighting equipment suppliers in a bid to offer the most comprehensive PPE department in the fire and rescue sector.
The announcement sees Venari appointed by fire suit manufacturing giant, Sioen Industries; specialist safety boot supplier, Jolly Scarpe; and 170-year-old maker of firefighting gloves, Southcombe Brothers.
With exclusive deals signed across the partnerships, Venari’s range of PPE now offers protective equipment for all of the challenging scenarios the fire and rescue services deal with – from structural and wildland firefighting, to road traffic collisions and water rescues.
Under the agreements, Venari’s equipment department will provide customers with technical advice, sales support, stockholding, logistics and aftercare for all firefighting kit, under one roof, led by industry experts; John Purdy and Bernadette Culkin.
Venari Group Key Account Manager, Bernadette Culkin, commented: “With such a buoyant firefighting equipment department, we have been inundated with requests for operational PPE – our range, therefore, simply had to grow.
“But we can only partner with those who share our passion for the industry. Now, I feel we can finally boast the most impressive PPE line-up in the industry with an unrivalled level of customer care.”
Global giant, Sioen Industries, is the world’s leader in technical textiles, and renowned in the firefighting industry for technologically advanced, high performance fire suits, whilst Jolly Scarpe is a long-serving UK leader of ergonomic boots for front line firefighters. Southcombe Brothers is widely distinguished for its highly technical, protective gloves.
Jolly Scarpe’s sales agent for Northern Europe and Australia, Jeremy Dawkins, commented: “Having known of Venari’s sales manager, John Purdy from his long and distinguished career in the firefighting profession, I was delighted to be contacted by him in late 2020. A formal meeting was enough to convince me that John’s professional attributes and those of his company were aligned well with those of Jolly Scarpe SpA – and so our exciting journey begins!
“Venari Group’s hugely successful background in the UK fire sector exploits areas of the business in which Jolly has yet to venture and John and his team will be worthy partners in this endeavour working on behalf of both Jolly and Venari Group.”