The world’s best manufacturing facility
You can’t make the world’s best fire detection products without somewhere equally outstanding to research, create and produce them.
Located in Trieste, Italy, is our 10,000m² flagship European R&D and manufacturing centre. Not only is this state-of-the-art, ISO 14001-certified facility critical to achieving such high manufacturing and quality standards, but it is also ISO 14001 accredited for its environmental management procedures. Both our business and our devices comply with the latest legislation such as WEEE and RoHS and none of our products use dangerous chemicals in the production process under REACH guidelines. We also invest millions in R&D, using innovative techniques such as 3D modelling to monitor airflow. Quite simply, our Trieste facility is the biggest and best of its kind.
Manufacturing principles borrowed from automotive production lines help cut lead times and raise quality standards. And we undertake hundreds of product and process improvements every year as part of an aggressive continuous improvement strategy. All this supports our partners by reducing working capital and the total cost of ownership and supply.
The final stage of the process involves meticulous testing. It’s not enough in our line of business to have even one non-functioning detector leave the factory – our 100% testing guarantees that each and every product is in full working order. We also duplicate the test that the approval bodies use to certify our products to EN-54 in the factory. Life is precious to us – and our reputation equally so.