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10th July 2015
Bristol University Research and Development

Jo Bird & Co. Ltd are excited to be sponsoring Laxman Sivanathan through a 4 year EngD in Composites Manufacture at Bristol University. The EngD is a highly respected, vocationally orientated doctorate in engineering. It combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects. Laxman will spend approximately 75% of his time working on innovative research projects here at the Jo Bird offices in Highbridge, Somerset. The knowledge and skills transfer attained during the coming 4 years will be of immense value. The engineering processes of our fire equipment and lifesaving cabinets will be scientifically scrutinised and developed to achieve higher levels of production efficiency and product performance than ever before. Challenges presented by the most inhospitable of operational environments will be intently researched. Laxman's findings and recommendations over the 4 year period will designed into our cabinet range ensuring Jo Bird & Co. Ltd remain confidently and at the forefront of our industry's product research and development.

Laxman Sivanathan  

Bristol University

17th April 2015
Jo Bird & Co. Ltd Become Members of EEF

Jo Bird & Co. Ltd are pleased to announce their membership of EEF, the manufacturers' organisation. EEF champion the UK manufacturing and engineering industry, helping to foster enterprise and innovation, keeping businesses safe, compliant and future-focused.

EEF business support services cover human resources and employment law, productivity improvement, research and intelligence, health, safety and environmental issues. They also provide a wide range of training and development. Their advice, expertise and influence helps businesses to compete and grow.

In 2012 Jo Bird & Co. Ltd were selected as South West runners up in the Outstanding Export category of the 2012 EEF Future Manufacturing Awards.

We look forward to working with EEF to further develop our staff training program whilst also exploring ideas for development with industry experts.

Jo Bird & Co. Ltd EEF Membership

27th February 2015
Super Achievers 2015 Awards - Working Mum of the Year

We are proud to announce that our very own Becky Puddy has been awarded Working Mum of the Year 2015. The Super Achievers Awards are organised by Pitman Training and were this year judged by an esteemed panel that included Hilary Devey, Jonny Mitchell and Jamie Dunn. Please click here to read more about Becky's tremendous accomplishment.

Becky Puddy Working Mum of the Year

1st October 2014
Ruwais Refinery Project

Vast expansion of the Ruwais Refinery in Abu Dhabi will see the existing 417,000 b/d facility double its production capacity. Jo Bird & Co Ltd have been contracted to supply 120 x JB20 Safety Equipment Cabinets and 22 x JB10.600's.




1st October 2014
Moho Marine North

Chevron have commissioned Jo Bird & Co. Ltd to supply fire hose cabinets to the Moho Nord Subsea project, 75km off the coast of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo.

Chevron Logo

1st October 2014
Bollsta Dolphin Rig

Jo Bird & Co Ltd has been selected by Dolphin Drilling to provide GRP safety equipment cabinets for its Bollsta Dolphin Rig. The harsh environment deepwater semi-submersible is currently under construction by Hyundai in South Korea. The completed unit will be mobilised to the west of Shetland, UK, where it will spearhead Chevron's development of the Rosebank field.

Bollsta Dolphin Rig

2nd June 2014
Seawork International 2014, 10th - 12th June, ABP Port of Southampton

Jo Bird & Co Ltd will be attending this year's Seawork International exhibition, the largest and fastest growing commercial marine and workboat event to be held in a European working port. Now in its 17th successful year, Seawork attracts over 520 exhibitors and 7,327 visitors from all over the world. At the event Jo Bird & Co Ltd will be launching the SOS700 Mk2 Sponsorship Initiative, a unique opportunity to generate revenue, whilst protecting equipment and most importantly, improving water safety. Visit the team on stand C209. For event informtion see


SOS700 Mk2 Lifebouy System


8th April 2014
American Bureau of Shipping Product Design Approval

We are very pleased to have been issued with Design Assesment Certificates by ABS (the American Bureau of Shipping) for a number of our Firebird and Toughstore GRP storage cabinets. This approval strengthens our growing appeal in the US market and serves to illustrate our commitment to the production of world leading GRP cabinets.


ABS Logo

5th March 2014
The Hebron Project

Jo Bird & Co Ltd is proud to have been awarded the contract to supply lifesaving equipment cabinets to the Hebron Project - a heavy oil field co-venture of ExxonMobil Canada Properties, Chevron Canada Limited, Suncor Energy Inc., Statoil Canada and Nalcor Energy. The Hebron oil field is located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin 350 kilometres southeast of St. John's. The field was first discovered in 1980, and is estimated to produce more than 700 million barrels of recoverable resources.

Products supplied will include 17 x JB62.150's, 25 x JB66's, 4 x JB01, 6 x JB09, 7 x JB38.500, 8 x JB17.950 (Heated Abandonment suit cabinet), 8 x JB75 (Heated Lifejacket cabinet) 12 x JB02 & 14 x JB65


29th November 2013
Jo Bird Launches JB83 and JB83BA Fire Extinguisher and Breathing Apparatus Cabinets

Jo Bird is excited to announce the launch of the JB83 Fire Extinguisher Cabinet. Using advanced resin transfer moulding techniques (RTM), the JB83 is a cabinet of superior finish and build quality. The smooth interior will typically house 2 x 9-12 Kg extinguishers, whilst the cabinet door, of notable solidity, comes fitted with the latest rotary handle and tag security. Advancements in the manufacturing process make for greatly improved efficiency, resulting in significantly reduced lead times. As with all Jo Bird cabinets, the JB83 is built to the highest industry standards, receiving IP56 Lloyds Type Approval. Adapted for the storage of breathing apparatus, the JB83BA cabinet will typically store 1 x 30-60 minute SCBA. (Image below shows optional 316 Stainless Steel hinges).

JB83 Fire Extinguisher Cabinet


JB83BA Breathing Apparatus Cabinet

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