Austrian PPE manufacturer TEXPORT is increasing its international market presence. After 20 years of successfully equipping fire brigades all over the world, it’s now time to introduce one of the market driving manufacturers to new markets.
By equipping 100% of the professional Austrian fire brigades, 30-40% of Germany‘s professional fire brigades and various numbers of volunteer firefighters, TEXPORT has quickly established itself as a high-quality PPE manufacturer. In recent years, the trend has continued with significant contracts being awarded in various brigades spanning the globe. For the last 20 years TEXPORT has driven the PPE market with its highly innovative and customised solutions.
Experience & Quality
The company’s headquarters are situated in Salzburg and run three separate and wholly owned production sites. Supported by a lengthy dealership network, TEXPORT‘s registered partners are now able to work with more international customers. Lately, more contracts have been awarded to TEXPORT due to the company’s flexibility to offer customised solutions from customer requests. The prototypes of the clothing are developed in Salzburg by an experienced professional design team. In addition to formal and legal regulations, a big focus the company places on itself is the ability to deliver products that are not only fit for purpose, but also perform under as many eventualities a firefighter may come across, as possible. Each garment is tried by experienced firefighters and put through a series of real life tests to ‘iron out the creases’. Only those products which pass all tests are then established within the portfolio and sent to one of our locations to be produced. Thus, customers can be assured they will only receive product which not only meets, but exceeds all their expectations.
Unique in the PPE sector, TEXPORT is able to produce its garments within their wholly owned production sites. The risks associated with subcontracting to third party producers are therefore totally eliminated. The ISO-certified sites are controlled out of Salzburg and consist of fully trained tailors and machinists who make and check every product produced. For these reasons TEXPORT is able to boast its constant levels of quality and guarantee some of the shortest lead times within the sector.
Patents & Innovations
The company’s continued success is also due to their many innovations and patents: With TEXPORT’s own material structure named X-TREME®, when used in a firesuit, it surpasses the minimum requirements of the EN469 standard by well over 50% when concentrating on HTI, RHTI and RET. To a firefighter, this means more valuable seconds to retreat from a fire or to save a life and a greater amount of comfort from the highly breathable structure. Also available is TEXPORT’s patented X-TREME light® structure. This material structure surpasses the minimum requirements of EN469 and rapidly increases the comfort and breathability due to its lightweight construction. TEXPORT’s innovative TRIPLE FABRIC® reflective stripes are a cost saving and fully functional alternative to the reflective tapes commonly used. Being made from flame retardant textiles, it offers 100% breathability and continued visibility over the life of the garment.
The latest innovations were presented in 2013 at the A+A show in Düsseldorf. IB-TEX® TEXPORT offers a premium Nomex® fabric, that sets new standards in both protection as well as asthetics. Highest mechanical values guarantee a never before seen qualityfor PPE outershells. With PBI NEO® TEXPORT also presented the best PBI® based fabric currently available on the market. PBI NEO® unites all familiar advantages of PBI® based fabrics but raises the mechanical values on a new and never before reached level.
Both fabrics were developed with german weaver IBENA® and are exclusively produced for TEXPORT.
It‘s been a combination of all these factors that have persuaded established brigades like Madrid, Rio de Janerio, Rotterdam, Berlin and Vienna (to name a few) to choose TEXPORT as the preferred product for their firefighters.
With a wealth of technical knowledge, expertise, innovative patented solutions and a growing global market share combined with the history, experience, reputation and IT infrastructure TEXPORT are now ready to take the worldwide fire market to the next level.
New Product Lines – Fire Phoenix and Fire Explorer
The “Fire Explorer” line catches the eye with its technically sophisticated cut and innovative colour combinations previously unseen in firefighting clothing. But the innovation offered in these models is not just in the way they look. Equipped with a shell made of TEXPORT®’s exclusive IB-TEX® fabric and the X-TREME® material structure, “Fire Explorer” meets the most stringent requirements currently placed on PPE. Highly ergonomic knee and elbow areas, along with the TEXPORT® features mentioned above, produce a conclusive package consistently pushing the cutting edge of technology. The “Fire Explorer” model is available in the three new colour combinations gold/red, navyblue/gold or navyblue/red to match the sporty cut. The Explorer jacket also comes with the TEXPORT® belt systems, so with a choice of the “Loop System” (tunnel for an optional chest belt), the “Drag System” (belt system for rescue missions) or the “Bear” version with a combination of both systems. The Explorer trousers also accommodate a “Drag System”.
An intense period of development and many hundreds of man-hours have delivered a model quite rightly considered peerless on the market today: the brawny and powerful look of the “Fire Phoenix” makes it an instant eye-catcher. But it is far more than just that.Optimisation in the position and usability of all grab straps, pockets and other applications on the suit has continued in line with a thorough revamp in style. Innovative width adjustment on the back of the jacket collar with single-hand operation helps wearers to quickly and easily adjust the fit. An additional pocket for the respirator-ID was fitted to the front panel. Moreover, “Fire Phoenix” comes with a redesigned radio pocket that easily accommodates an additional, compact digital radio. It goes without saying that “Fire Phoenix” also incorporates all the TEXPORT® features. “Fire Phoenix” also taps into state-of-the-art technology when it comes to safety: on offer with three different belt systems by TEXPORT® (Bear, Loop and Drag system), the suit is in a position to satisfy all of the requirements placed on cutting-edge protective clothing.
For more information, go to www.texport.at