New Monnex powder facility for Angus Fire now open for business

Published:  16 June, 2014

Following a major investment in the Monnex Powder production plant, newly independent fire company Angus Fire International formally opened its enhanced facility on April 17, 2014.

Peter Holland CBE, Government Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, agreed to undertake the opening ceremony. In addition, Barry Dodd CBE, Chairman of York and North Yorkshire with East Riding LEP was present to support this regional initiative.

Monnex, originally developed by ICI Chemicals, is a BC powder available on the global market, suitable for extinguishing flammable liquid fires, with 75% of production being exported outside of the UK.

The Monnex project forms part of the ongoing investment programme at the Angus Fire facility in High Bentham, North Yorkshire following the change in status of Angus Fire to an independent UK firefighting company in 2013.

Following a presentation on the recent changes at Angus Fire, CEO Paul Williams accompanied the visitors on a tour of the factory, before the formal opening of the Monnex Plant by Peter Holland. Following his visit Peter Holland said: ‘The UK Fire Sector has always had a strong UK Supply Base and there is now a strengthening relationship between The Service itself and its supply partners. It was really exciting to see firsthand a UK manufacturer with an ambitious expansion programme, based on high performance products and a strong export tradition. It was a pleasure to be asked to formally open this new Monnex Powder facility.’

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