Global fire safety systems developer Advanced has received an award from BSI, the business standards company, in recognition of ten years of standards excellence in the field of fire systems.
The award recognises Advanced’s role in driving higher standards in the fire industry and its ongoing role in relevant fire standards committees. For example, Advanced was one of the first to adopt EN54-13, the European standard that ensures optimal fire system performance at all times through rigorous third party testing.
Dave Wilson, who’s responsible for standards and compliance at Advanced, commented: “Our ethos is that our products set the standard in fire systems. We work closely with quality, standards and industry bodies around the world to ensure we remain at the forefront of the market. We’ve worked very closely with BSI for many years now, and it’s a real pleasure to receive this award for our work and the partnership we’ve developed in terms of fire systems and BSI Kitemark-licensed product approvals.”
As a business, Advanced designs intelligent fire systems approved to key international, regional and local standards including UL 864 and EN54. Its products are used in prestigious and challenging locations all over the world, from single panel installations through to large multi-site networks.
Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems.
With demand for its fire systems growing steadily in all of its domestic and international markets, Advanced has recently completed a major recruitment drive to grow its workforce by over 10% in order to boost its manufacturing capacity and, at the same time, add key talent to its international marketing and UK and US Engineering Department.
Commenting on this growth Ray Hope, Advanced’s managing director, told Risk UK: “We have continually invested in fire systems that lead the market in terms of quality, performance and ease-of-use and are experiencing very positive growth. We now have bases, partners and customers in over 60 countries worldwide and, while we’ve consistently grown, some of our new product innovations are driving demand in key markets and developing new opportunities that we need to build on and support.”
Hope added: “It has been an amazing couple of years, with our systems installed in some of the most famous and challenging developments in the world. I’d like to thank everyone at Advanced for their hard work and welcome our new starters. We have some major projects ahead in key markets. The emphasis is on maintaining and building momentum.”
Advanced is a specialist developer and manufacturer of intelligent fire systems with solutions suitable for any site, from single panel installations to large multi-site networks.
The company’s products include complete fire detection systems, multi-protocol fire panels, extinguishing control and fire paging systems.