Edition 116 April 2017

Introducing Kentecís Sales and Marketing Director



Kentec Electronics are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Hynes as the Director of Sales & Marketing heading up the sales, marketing and technical team.

Stephen joined Kentec in March 2017 and will responsible for supervising the sales & marketing function at Kentec and looking at ways to grow the business, offer product support, product development ideas as well as supporting the sales & marketing teams. Previous to joining Kentec, Stephen was a Sales & Marketing Director at an automotive company meaning he has plenty of experience and knowledge to bring to the team and Kentec as a company.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys long distance running having taken part in several marathons across the globe including the London Marathon four times and the New York Marathon twice. Stephen also enjoys travelling overseas to many different destinations with his family.

Please join us in congratulating Stephen on his new role and wishing him all the best for the future.



Kentec helps protect new Specsavers site



Kentec gas extinguishing panels are playing an important role helping to protect Specsavers’ new £12 million West Midland manufacturing and distribution centre.
A new fire safety system, designed and installed by life safety systems specialists Leader Systems LLP, comprises Kentec K11031 M2 Sigma XT Automatic three zone Extinguishant Control Panels with Apollo conventional Series 65 devices plus conventional sounder/beacons and bells from Klaxon Signals.

This major new Specsavers’ facility at Kidderminster, Worcestershire will combine the company’s existing operations in the area, and will allow the company to double capacity with room to grow in the future. As part of the firm’s existing Kidderminster operations, Specsavers’ International Glazing Services business glazes customers’ frames with prescription lenses for stores in Northern European countries. The Lens Online business stocks and distributes lenses and contact lenses to stores in the UK and Ireland.

Kentec’s Sigma XT is designed to comply with the requirements of EN12094-1, EN54-2 & EN54-4.  It features 3 detection zones as standard, where any zone or any combination of zones can be configured to release the extinguishant gas and allows delay in first stage sounder and detection to be configured, with an instant release facility by using the manual release option. The Kentec Sigma XT is compatible with Intrinsically Safe barriers, which makes it ideal for use in hazardous areas.

Kentec, leaders in extinguishant technology since 1985, were the first company to introduce an EN12094-1:2003 compliant extinguishing panel and were able to apply the CE mark showing compliance with the Construction Products Directive to any type of fire control panel.



A big thank you for visiting Kentec at FIM Reading!



The first FIM show of the year took place on April 5th at the Madejksi Stadium, the home of Reading Football Club. As some of you may know, FIM is an informal one day show which gathers manufacturers within the fire industry in one place for a day of showcasing their latest products.

The team on the day was made up of Business Development Manager for the South East; Jason Pye, Business Development Manager for the South West; Kevin McCarthy and our Events & Marketing Coordinator; Charlotte Eames. Our team had a great opportunity to present our innovative Taktis panel which received a great amount of interest as well as our ever popular Syncro AS panel and a demo of our warning signs and hold off units. The show was very busy and it was great to see many of our customers on the day as well as be introduced to new potential customers and show them a range of our products.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the FIM show and who took the time to come and visit Kentec on the day. The FIM show is a great intimate event which allows people to see what’s up and coming within the Fire Industry.

We hope to see you again later in the year in Glasgow!

Kentec announce presence at Fire Safety Scotland- Glasgow May 2017!




 Kentec are pleased to announce that we will be participating at the Scotland Works- Fire Safety show which takes place on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th May 2017 at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Fire Safety Show is the newest addition to the Scotland Works events and is the only show in Scotland dedicated to Fire Security and Safety professionals and will provide access to recent developments across the fire, security and risk management sector.

Kentec will be showcasing our innovative Taktis 8-loop panel as well as our top of the range extinguishant panel the Syncro XT+ and the ever popular addressable Syncro AS panel. Along with the very best in life safety systems, the Kentec team will be there to answer any of your questions and talk you through our catalogue of products.

Kentec will be exhibiting on stand FS35 so if you haven’t already, register to attend this event here If you have registered, we look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on Kentec products please visit our website or alternatively contact your local Business Development Manager for more details.



Kentec in the press!



Kentec are making a splash in the press over the next few months so make sure you look out for us! If you manage to spot us, give us a tweet to let us know!

For March & April we will be featured in:

  • Fire Risk Management
  • Fire Safety Management
  • International Fire Protection
  • Means of Escape
  • IFSEC Global
  • Electrical Contracting News
  • Gulf Fire


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