As UK companies begin to emerge from the restrictions of a third lock down, brand new PPE company Ultimo Safety launches to the market as manufacturers and suppliers of high quality RPE, Safety Eyewear and Hearing Protection. But rather than being the complete new kids on the block in the industry, Ultimo Safety brings with it a wealth of knowledge, expertise and heritage in both its personnel and its products.
Joining Ultimo as Director is Nick Moore, a name that is familiar in the industry as a leading expert, having worked across both RPE and PPE markets for more than 35 years. Most recently Nick was Director at Alpha Solway, where he was directly responsible for the conception, development, accreditation and launch of the Alpha 3000 Series, Alphaflow Series & the Alpha S masks, amongst many other highly successful products. Nick was also instrumental in the development of the Fit2Fit Scheme in 2006, representing the UK in the implementation of the ISO 16975-3:2017 Fit-testing procedures and continues a high level of involvement in Fit Testing to this day.
“My drive in this industry is to develop and present to market the very best quality products that offer the highest levels of protection” explains Nick. “In working with Ultimo, I aim to help develop products that are both innovative and superior, making us a brand you can always trust and I am really excited about this new opportunity.”
As part of their launch into the market, Ultimo Safety have also partnered with Shigematsu, Japan’s leading respiratory manufacturer for over 100 years, to become their exclusive UK & Ireland partner for the STS – Shigematsu Respiratory Protection Range.
Offering the highest quality protection with incredibly strong performance results, the Shigematsu range of re-useable half and full face masks all incorporate a simple lightweight design with an easy fit twist lock filter system and are available in a range of sizes.
The range includes the FS01 Full Face Mask, the CF01 Full Face Mask, the RS01 Half Mask (TPE) and the RS01S Half Mask (Silicone).
Through its offset connector, the FS01 Full Face Mask offers market leading wide visibility with its enlarged polycarbonate 3D curve visor for even greater vision, whilst the CF01 Full Face Mask is ultra-lightweight and at just 360g is almost half the weight of current comparative masks.
Similarly, the RS01 Half Mask is one of the lightest reusable half mask respirators on the market at just 105g, whilst the RS01S incorporates a soft and durable silicone facepiece and drop down head harness which enhances wearer comfort and ease of use.
James Mitson, Managing Director of Ultimo Safety adds “We appreciate that launching a PPE company after a major pandemic is not an easy task, but with such a wealth of in house experience and with superior quality, highly performing products like the Shigematsu range on board, we believe Ultimo Safety will offer the market a brand that they can truly rely on.”