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5th January 2018
Jo Bird Wins Contract to Supply Norwegian Coastguard

Jo Bird & Co. have been selected to supply JB83BA breathing apparatus cabinets to the Norwegian Coastguard. The tender - won by Norway distributor Vestteknikk - continues a long relationship between Jo Bird and the Norwegian Coastguard. Older JB68 units were supplied many years ago and with only door seals replaced are still in use today.

1st November 2017
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Construction is underway of 4 new tankers for The Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Once complete the tankers will be shipped to A&P Falmouth where they are to be fitted out with equipment and weapon systems. The pre-existing fire-fighting equipment lockers will be upgraded to purpose built, heavy duty Jo Bird roller shutter cabinets, with each vessel carrying 12 cabinets. Completion of the project expected by June this year. In addition to these roller shutter cabinets, Jo Bird & Co. provide The Royal Fleet Auxiliary with lifejacket chests, fire extinguisher cabinets and damage control cabinets. The latter being made from a mixture of composites, aluminium and stainless steel.

2nd October 2017
New Teak Effect

Jo Bird & Co. are proud to be supplying Italy's leading cruise ship builder, Fincantieri with a range of premium teak effect cabinets. The finish has all the finesse and striking visual appeal of teak but with the added advantage of requiring no maintenance. Unlike its natural counterpart, Jo Bird's teak effect is unaffected by changes in humidity or temperature. The finish is integral to the cabinet structure so unlike lower quality ‘wraps' is highly durable. For more details see:

11th August 2017
Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project UK

The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Project is an offshore wind farm with a total installed capacity of 588MW. Comprising 84 7MW turbines, the project will be located in the Outer Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank, 13.5km from the Caithness coastline. Covering an area of 121.3 sq km, the turbines will be erected on jacket foundations in ocean depths between 35 and 56 metres. Jo Bird were commissioned to supply cabinets for the storage of Lifebuoys, Lifejackets and Fire extinguishers. These have been distributed to the offshore wind farm sub-stations currently under construction in Scotland.

11th August 2017
Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) Malaysia

Located at Pengerang, Johor, in Malaysia, the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project is part of the huge Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC). For this huge Petronas operated refinery JoBird & Co. supplied cabinets for Fire Extinguishers, Breathing Apparatus and Escape sets.

11th August 2017
Doha Hameed International Aiport, Qatar

Through our Qatari distributor we are supplying 100 x JB82 Fire Extinguisher cabinets for the parking area of Doha's award winning international airport.

14th July 2017
Andy Parsons Appointed as Production Manager

Jo Bird & Co. are very pleased to appoint Andy Parsons as Production Manager. Joining us from the aerospace industry and formerly a Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge. He is a valuable asset to our management team, raising standards further still not only in man management but also product quality and lean manufacturing. Andy will play an instrumental role in our transition from GRP moulder to an advanced composite company and strengthen our position as global market leader.

31st March 2017
Honour Village Cambodia

Honour Village Cambodia

Visitors at Honour Village

Guy Atkins stopped off to visit us on his way from Australia to Singapore. Guy is the father of last year's Project Trust volunteer Emily Atkins.Guy and his family visited Emily last year and they did a great job of painting a numbered caterpillar on the KG wall outside. This time, Guy met with this year's volunteers, and with students, who were excited to hear news of Emily. Emily hopes to visit along with Chloe and Gillian in 2018.

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24th May 2016
Jo Bird & Co Ltd Implements New ERP System

Jo Bird and Co Ltd have worked with Greentree ERP to streamline internal systems with total integration of financials, manufacturing and CRM. Workflow offers live visability of orders and provides real time data to team members on site and whilst mobile.

“We’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what we can do to better our offering to customers. As our business continues to grow we look to Greentree to enable this without growing pains in the systems area. We strive to be more effective in everything we do and to adapt to our customers changing requirements.”

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19th February 2016
5 Year Guarantee on All Firebird Products

As part of Jo Bird and Co. Ltd's 30th Anniversary celebrations we are very pleased to announce that all Firebird products are now guaranteed against manufacturing defects for 5 years. This guarantee affirms our ongoing commitment to producing world leading cabinets of unrivalled quality.

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