Edition 79 September 2013


New General Manager for Global Sales

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Gilbert as General Manager, Global Sales. UK based Jonathan heads up our business development team and works closely with our in-house sales operation.

Jonathan has a wealth of experience in the fire industry gained over the last 16 years both on the technical and business side.  His expertise vary from commercial, industrial and oil & gas to marine & offshore applications, not only with fire systems but also security and BMS.

For over 20 years Jonathan has been internationally focused including an overseas posting in Asia, he therefore understands many of the subtleties between requirements in different markets.

On joining Kentec Jonathan stated “I am extremely excited at joining a great team designing and manufacturing excellent products with a reputation for quality and on time delivery.  I look forward to working with the team and all our customers to help ensure sustainable growth for all.”

Jonathan will be in contact over the coming months to introduce himself and arrange future meetings. If you need to contact him in the mean time for any reason he can be reached on +44 (0) 7793 656012 or at JonathanG@kentec.co.uk.




FIM-Expo - only 1 week left to go!

It’s less than a week until the next FIM event and there’s still time to register. The event this Autumn is being held at Murrayfield in Edinburgh on the 25th of September and features 20+ exhibitors from the fire detection industry, as well as a free seminar on the latest changes to British Standard BS 5839-1: 2013 and -6:2013.

We will be displaying our ‘game changing’ new Taktis life safety control system and Taktis VR management software as well as samples of our Syncro and Sigma ranges.

FIM stands apart from many other trade shows as it comprises networking, innovation and hospitality in a relaxed setting. If you are involved in Fire detection and want to see the latest product offerings or just want an informal chat then register free here to attend.




Kentec protects the partygoers of Ibiza

Holidaymakers and partygoers visiting a new exclusive hotel on the Balearic Island of Ibiza can party and relax in safety as well as style, thanks to the very latest in fire detection solutions from Kentec Electronics and Apollo Fire Detectors.

The Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel completed the building of its new hotel wing, The Ushuaïa Tower, in May 2013. With breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea and Playa d'en Bossa beach, the eight-story hotel offers 181 indulgent rooms with state-of-the-art technology and luxury features, as well as two restaurants and conference facilities for up to 200 people. In addition to luxury accommodation, the Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel complex is also famous for hosting open-air parties, attracting up to 5,000 people a night who flock to see the biggest DJs in the world, as well as a host of celebrity and VIP guests.

As part of the build, global fire detection manufacturers, Apollo and Kentec, were selected as the technology providers by Pitiusas de Seguridad, the company appointed to supply and commission the fire system for the new hotel wing.

In total, nearly 650 Apollo XP95 detectors were specified to meet the main fire detection requirements in the Ushuaïa Tower. The intelligent system was designed around two networked four-loop Kentec Syncro fire panels approved and certified to EN54 parts 2 and 4.


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