Following a major investment in the Monnex Powder production plant, newly independent fire company Angus Fire International recently opened its enhanced facility.
Angus Fire was delighted that Peter Holland CBE, Government Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, agreed to undertake the opening ceremony. In addition, Barry Dodd CBE, Chairman of York and North Yorkshire with East Riding LEP was present to support this regional initiative.
Monnex, originally developed by ICI Chemicals, remains the highest performing BC powder available on the market, typically extinguishing flammable liquid fires in a fraction of the time achieved by other powder types. This unrivalled performance continues to be recognised globally with 75% of production being exported outside of the UK and significant growth expected during 2014.
The Monnex project forms part of the ongoing investment programme at the Angus Fire facility in High Bentham, North Yorkshire following the change in status of Angus Fire to an independent UK Fire Fighting Company in 2013.
Following a presentation on the recent changes at Angus Fire, CEO Paul Williams accompanied the visitors on a tour of the factory, before the formal opening of the Monnex Plant by Peter Holland.
Following his visit Peter Holland said, “The UK Fire Sector has always had a strong UK Supply Base and there is now a strengthening relationship between the Service itself and its supply partners. It was really exciting to see firsthand a UK manufacturer with an ambitious
expansion programme, based on high performance products and a strong
export tradition. It was a pleasure to be asked to formally open this new Monnex Powder facility.”
For more information, go to www.angusfire.co.uk
Picture above: Angus Fire CEO Paul Williams (left) and CFRA Peter Holland