Maritime Journal | Bespoke fire storage cabinets for workboats
An international designer and manufacturer of lifesaving and fire safety equipment storage will be working to raise the profile of its fire storage cabinet range at SMM.
Jo Bird & Co Ltd is looking to reach new markets in the marine industry with bespoke products for different sectors including high quality finishes for cruise ships and more cost-effective injection moulded versions for the workboat and cargo sectors.
“What we are trying to do is to grow our sales in the new build and cruise ship refurbishment sectors where there is strong growth. At the same time, we need to create awareness of our cabinets to ship owners in the cargo marine market,” said Tom England, project sales manager, Jo Bird & Co Ltd.
For the cruise ship sector, Mr England said that most cabinets are white in colour with 316 stainless steel hinges, but more aesthetically pleasing versions with teak effect lids and numerous other finishes such as carbon fibre can also be supplied.
Some key selling points for the cabinets include Lloyds type test approval, ABS product type approval, a High IP rating of 56 and a 20-year design life with five-year guarantee.
There is also an option for hurricane/cyclone specification and the option of heated cabinets for polar waters.
Jo Bird is launching the new SOS300 injection moulded cabinet at the SMM exhibition.
According to Mr England, this cabinet offers very good value (roughly half the cost of Firebird GRP alternative) with a good level of protecti....