A-Safe - Driving Safety in to the Automotive Industry
It’s been widely reported that the automotive industry is thriving again in Britain. Investment of £125million by GM Motors in their Vauxhall plant at Ellesmere Port, Jaguar/Land Rover reporting record profits of £1.5bn in recent months and other major car manufacturers expanding business; A-Safe, the health and safety barrier firm from Yorkshire, can play a small but important part in the ongoing success story of the industry.
Established over 28 years ago, A-Safe produces technologically advanced health and safety barriers, which not only protect people and premises, but also protects profits. It’s robust yet flexible polymer properties means that it returns to its original shape after being hit, and therefore doesn’t get damaged and doesn’t need to be replaced. As a result of the force of a collision being transferred throughout the barrier, it doesn’t rip from the floor either – virtually eradicating expensive floor damage repairs.
A-Safe have been turning heads in a number of leading automotive companies as a result of how great they are at doing their bit to protect staff, and earn firms massive long term savings.
A-Safe - Quality and Care
With a growing list of blue chip companies choosing the A-Safe brand, car giants have no problem taking advantage of the advice and consultation service that A-Safe has to offer. They offer a full measure up and consultation package; because in the grand scheme of things ‘just a barrier’ will never do. A-Safe identifies risks and problems, delivering a first class solution.
A-Safe director James Smith said: “A-Safe stand out from other barrier firms by offering a full service solution, and don’t just supply a barrier. We identify what type of barrier is needed”
A-Safe is in a position to give first class protection to their pedestrians, and their premises. They can supply numerous barriers to safeguard walkways, conveyors, electrical cabinets, walls, columns, loading bays, doors, rack ends and rack legs – plus much more.
A-Safe has had huge success with automotive manufacturing plants and distribution centres within the UK. Recent customers include:
- Toyota manufacturing plant, Derby
- Ford Getrag
- Volvo trucks
- and trials at Bentley Motors, Nissan and Honda
A-Safe also offer a full SafeContractor qualified installation to give the best protection to conveyors, electrical cabinets, walls, columns, loading bays, doors, walk ways, rack ends and rack legs.
They provide the newest and best racking protection available on the market. Standard and bespoke rack end barriers are available, and these are complimented by the clip on RackGuard Leg Protecta. The RackGuard Leg Protecta is the first polymeric rack leg protector to be certified by TUV to the EN 15 512 standard, and also meets FEM 10.2.02 standards.
The Greener Option
The automotive industry is also becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues. One particular firm have saved the environment of approximately 127,087kg of carbon emissions over the next five years by installing over a mile of barrier. The steel equivalent could have emitted 149,162kg of CO2 during that time, but by choosing the greener option they’ve reduced this to around 22,075kg.
Saving you THOUSANDS!
Savings contribute to the ability to invest. The costs that you can save over five years makes impressive reading. On just 100 meters of steel barrier in a busy environment, you could expect to spend £1,256 per year to repaint it twice. On top of that, you would expect to fork out £2,328 per year on repairs to floor damage and £5,658 per year on rail and post damage. Over five years, that adds up to £46,210.
Imagine what your contribution to the car industry boom could be if you save money on 1000 meters!
The car industry is at full throttle again, and A-Safe plays a part in the finer details of this boom. It’s hard to better A-Safe’s experience within the Automotive trade, and you can visit www.asafe.com and contact them on 01422 344402 to discuss what they can do for you.
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