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Airbus agrees PPE dealPosted on 07/03/2008

Airbus UK has agreed a major personal protective equipment (PPE) deal with global clothing provider Lion Apparel.

Under the terms of the agreement, the aircraft manufacturer will be provided with protective workwear for firefighters based at the company's Broughton facility for seven years.

Rob Holmes, watch commander of Airbus UK, said that the deal came about while the company was looking for a provider that would 'deliver the highest standard of protection' for its employees.

He added: 'Lion demonstrated a clear understanding of our needs and their quality and control processes will ensure that our firefighters' PPE is always fit for purpose.'

The deal for the protective workwear provisions has come after research revealed the growth of the PPE market in the UK over the past five years.

MSI Reports' study, which analysed the development of the sector in terms of product types, found that the market has grown by 13 per cent since 2004.

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