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Written March 2017

Excellent Fire Systems for an Excellent Hospital

The Sacro Cuore Don Calabria hospital in Negrar (Verona) opened in 1944 and is a classified equated hospital accredited by Regione Veneto. Property of Opera Don Calabria, the hospital demonstrates excellence at national and European level, thanks to both the highly skilled health personnel and the latest technological equipment installed at the hospital.

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Written January 2017

The Broadway Shopping Centre Benefits from intelligent Life-Safety System

A recently opened shopping centre in Bradford, West Yorkshire, is now benefitting from an innovative range of intelligent life safety systems from Hochiki Europe.

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Written January 2017

Hochiki Acquires Italian Fire and Security Company

Leading life safety system manufacturer, Hochiki Europe (UK) Limited, has strengthened its position in the Italian market by acquiring fire and security product distributor, Device and Electronic Systems (DES srl).

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Written January 2017

Hochiki Launches Self-Contained Emergency Lighting Kit

Leading manufacturer of life safety systems, Hochiki Europe, has extended its energy-efficient FIREscape LED emergency lighting range with FIREscape lite; a new mains-powered, emergency lighting solution.

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Written October 2016

Hochiki Europe Increases Presence in African Market

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, has invested in its African sales team and infrastructure, to capitalise on the rapidly expanding economy.

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Written September 2016

High Standards for The High Court

A justice building in Morocco is now using fire detection solutions of the highest standard thanks to leading life safety systems manufacturer, Hochiki Europe.

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Written August 2016

Hochiki Europe Make series of Strategic Investments

Leading life safety systems manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, has made a series of strategic investments to bolster its production and supply chain facilities in the UK, created a number of senior appointments in EMEA, and made a series of promotions following a period of significant corporate growth.

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Written August 2016

Hochiki Europe Marine Life Safety Systems Help Perenco Hotel Barge Set Sail

Innovative fire safety systems from Hochiki Europe have been used to protect the residents of a renovated hotel barge operated by oil and gas company Perenco in Gabon.

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Written July 2016

Ceasefire Receive Award for Outstanding Growth

Hochiki Europe, a leading manufacturer of fire safety solutions, teamed up with Ceasefire Industries Limited in 2008 to improve fire safety in India. Together, they have been educating the Indian market on system design, product selection and system maintenance; explaining that when it comes to life safety, there should be no compromise.

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Written June 2016

Porcelain Factory Protected by Hochiki

Porcelanas de Costa Verde SA in Portugal is now protected by Hochiki Europe

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Written December 2015

Hochiki Gain Momentum in India

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, is celebrating further success in India with the opening of a new office.

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Written October 2015

Survey Reveals Installation and Maintenance Concerns

Research from Hochiki Europe reveals over half (56 per cent) of European businesses are risking the safety of building occupants by failing to adjust security systems in accordance with change in use of space.

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Written October 2015

Hochiki Europe Provides the Life Safety System for Sligo Hospital

As part of a 1.6 million pound fire safety project, Hochiki Europe has been chosen by Masterfire Life Safety Systems to provide a complete life safety solution to protect the Sligo Regional Hospital and its hundreds of patients.

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Written September 2015

Estee Lauder Put Fire Safety First

Estee Lauder is benefiting from fewer false alarms and streamlined maintenance at its Greek headquarters with a new high-performance fire safety system provided by Hochiki Europe.

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Written July 2015

Growing Concerns Over Fire Safety Training

A new study from Hochiki Europe has delivered a stark warning to the fire safety industry, finding nearly half (49%) of European fire safety equipment installers are not familiar with the latest fire and emergency lighting legislation.

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Written July 2015

Strengthening Relationships whilst Working in the Education Sector

Hochiki Europe and Southern Fire Alarms (SFA) share a passion for providing high quality, reliable systems that protect both property and people, and this has led to a strong 15 year business relationship between the two companies. Recently Hochiki and SFA have worked together to provide efficient and reliable fire detection solutions for a number of educational facilities in Sussex, Hampshire & Dorset.

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Written June 2015

Protecting British History: Hochiki Europe Safeguards Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle

As part of a 22 million pound restoration of Lincoln Castle, Hochiki Europe has been drafted in by Reflex Systems to provide the fire safety system that will guard the castle and its precious consignment; one of only four surviving, original 1215 Magna Carta.

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Written June 2015

Hochiki Europe Becomes First Fire Safety Manufacturer in NBS National BIM Library

Ahead of the Government’s 2016 Level 2 targets, leading fire safety system manufacturer, Hochiki Europe has become the first company of its kind to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) components for the NBS National BIM Library.

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Written May 2015

Hochiki Protect English Martyrs School

English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College in Hartlepool, County Durham, is benefiting from a streamlined low maintenance and an innovative high-performance fire alarm system, provided by Hochiki Europe.

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Written May 2015

Hochiki Solves Fire Safety Equation For Top University Maths Institute

Hochiki Europe has supported a top UK university in developing a high-performance fire safety solution for the new headquarters of its Mathematics institute which opened at the end of 2013. The large £70 million sustainable development brings together facilities from three existing buildings, housing six lecture theatres and space for 500 mathematical researchers and 900 undergraduates. The size and complexity of the structure demanded a specialist fire detection system to ensure optimum safety while remaining sympathetic to its innovative design.

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Written May 2015

FIREwave and FIREscape Training in Cyprus

Simon Massey, Product Support Section Leader, flew out to Cyprus to deliver FIREscape and FIREwave training to S.P. Securiton Alarm Systems Ltd.

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Written May 2015

Hochiki Europe Revs Up Fire Safety for Motorcycle Factory

The Yamaha motorcycle factory in Chennai, India, is protecting its employees with a low maintenance, high-performance fire alarm system, provided by Hochiki Europe.

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Written April 2015

Hochiki Europe and Ceasefire team up to boost sales by 80 per cent

Hochiki Europe, a leading manufacturer of fire safety solutions in India, is planning to increase its market presence by bolstering its contract with supplier Ceasefire by 80 per cent in the next financial year.

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Written February 2015

Hochiki Continue To Expand Across India

India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and as such, the government are tightening the regulations surrounding fire safety provisions in order to become more in-line with other global powerhouses.

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Written January 2015

Hochiki Launch Fire System Log Books to Support Building Owner Compliance

Keeping thorough records of testing and maintenance of a property’s fire-safety system has been a legal obligation for commercial premises and domestic premises with multiple occupants in England and Wales since the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 (RRFSO) was introduced.

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Written December 2014

Customer Feedback is Important to Hochiki

Hochiki present the 2014 Customer survey results as an Infographic.

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Written November 2014

A Quality Assured Supply Chain

In a sector where the supply chain is complicated and frequently altered due to a range of international and local environmental factors, Hochiki Europe is demystifying the process to enable the end user to make informed decisions.

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Written October 2014

Hochiki Devices are a Perfect Fit for Care Homes

When designing and installing a fire protection system for a care home, the potential disabilities of residents should be taken into account.

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Written July 2014

Looking at the Bigger Picture

When a leading global content and technology solutions provider with over 15,000 employees needed to change its fire detection system as part of a complete building refurbishment, it turned to Surefire Systems - one of the UK’s leading specialists in the configuration of fire detection solutions.

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Written July 2014

Hochiki Europe develops new range of SIL2 compliant devices

Hochiki Europe is announcing the introduction of an innovative new fire detection range that is independently evaluated and certified to meet the strict requirements of Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL2), with respect to the IEC 61508 Functional Safety of Electrical/Electronic/Programmable Electronic Safety-Related Systems standard.

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Written July 2014

Hochiki Announces Two More Recruits

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has demonstrated commitment to its overseas markets with the appointment of Ilian Lukanov to the position of Regional sales manager for Central and Eastern Europe. He will be responsible for key accounts and opening new sales channels. Another addition to the team, and to further enhance commitment to its FIREscape emergency lighting offering, Hochiki Europe has announced the appointment of Ian Watts as Emergency Lighting Manager.

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Written July 2014

Hochiki Europe Panda to WWF's Fire Detection Needs

One of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with a global network active in over 100 countries, WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment. It aims to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity and ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable.

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Written April 2014

Voice of the Customer Remains Key for Hochiki Europe

Latest survey reveals high levels of service delivery across all customer-facing functions

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Written February 2014

Milton Court School does its homework by selecting a Hochiki Europe fire detection system

Located in the Kentish town of Sittingbourne, Milton Court School is a one-form educational establishment for children aged 3-11 years old. Over 250 staff and pupils occupy a two storey Victorian building that has undergone extensive refurbishment over recent years to create a stimulating, comfortable and energy efficient learning environment. However, after recognising that its fire detection system was nearing the end of its life and becoming increasingly unreliable, Paula Cruikshank, office manager at Milton Court, took action.

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Written February 2014

University Gives Hochiki Top Marks - Teesside University Phase 2

Teesside University has become firmly established as one of the UK’s foremost higher education establishments. Located in Middlesbrough, on the south bank of the River Tees, it began life as a technical college designed to support the region’s engineering, bridge and shipbuilding industries.

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Written January 2014

Sugar Puffs manufacturer goes monster mad for Hochiki Europe

As One of the mainstays of the UK breakfast cereal market, few will be unfamiliar with Sugar Puffs. Immensely popular for nearly 60 years, since the 1970s the Honey Monster has been at the forefront of a number of memorable advertising campaigns that have seen him working with people as diverse as Boyzone, Kevin Keegan and ‘punk poet’ John Cooper Clarke. In 1982 he even got to meet Prince Charles when he took a tour of the factory at Southall, Middlesex.

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Written January 2014

Hochiki Come Highly Recommended by the Healthcare Industry

Hochiki systems have been installed in numerous healthcare facilities throughout Europe and Hochiki have received some fantastic feedback.

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Written December 2013

Hochiki Europe achieves the impossible by improving the performance of its sensors

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the launch of three new sensors, which take fire detection to the next level of performance and reliability. The new ALN-EN, ATJ-EN and ACC-EN devices have a number of innovative features that improve functionality and reduce false and unwanted alarms – making them the most intelligent products of their kind.

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Written November 2013

Hochiki announces Luminaire Recess Adaptor

Hochiki has announced availability of a recess adaptor for its FIREscape range of emergency lighting luminaires. The adaptor allows either of the two currently available FIREscape luminaires (corridor and open area) to be mounted flush with the ceiling material, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing installation. The adaptor will also fit the new high-output luminaires coming to market in early 2014.

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Written November 2013

Hochiki Europe expands CPD portfolio with new hybrid wireless fire detection course

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the introduction of its latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection - The Standards & Technologies.

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Written November 2013

Hochiki Europe ensures fire detection system is right on the money for Belgian Bank

The bank’s headquarters is housed within a stunning seven story structure which is widely admired for its architectural excellence. The curved outer perimeter of the building houses the offices and in the middle is a large atrium, which maximises the potential for natural daylight, excellent views and ventilation. With over 2,500 workers and visitors coming and going through its doors every day, safety is a paramount concern.

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Written October 2013

Hochiki Europe gets rave reviews at The Kenneth More Theatre

Kenneth More was one of the most famous actors of the 1950s and epitomised the ‘stiff upper lip’ British conviviality that we often associate with that era. A contemporary of John Mills, Trevor Howard and Jack Hawkins, at the height of his fame he was nation's most popular film star and took leading roles in a string of box office hits including Doctor in the House, Reach for the Sky, Genevieve, and A Night to Remember.

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Written October 2013

Hochiki Europes new EN 54-23 compliant VADs are the shape of things to come

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the immediate availability of its new range of EN 54-23 compliant visual alarm devices (VADs).

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Written September 2013

Hochiki Europe ensures a safe stay at The Seabank Resort & Spa in Malta

Situated at the centre of the glorious Maltese Archipelago and overlooking the white sands of Mellieha Bay, The Seabank Resort & Spa is one of the Islands' few fully all-inclusive holiday locations and attracts guests from all over the world. Its extensive facilities include five themed restaurants, three bars, Malta’s largest hotel swimming pool, and a wellness spa with heated panoramic indoor pool.

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Written July 2013

Peterborough Cathedral sings the praises of its new Hochiki Europe life safety system

With a history dating back over 1,350 years Peterborough Cathedral is one of the UK’s top landmarks and one of the finest Norman buildings in Europe today. The cathedral is a fusion of archaeological, architectural, cultural, musical and artistic treasures that visitors from all over the world come to discover and enjoy.

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Written July 2013

Hochiki Europe receives a standing ovation at the Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre

A spectacular addition to the Icelandic cultural landscape, when the Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre opened its doors to the public in May 2011 it was unanimously acclaimed as one of Iceland’s most important contemporary buildings. As the city’s first purpose built concert hall, it successfully combines being used as a classical music venue – serving as the home to the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and The Icelandic Opera – with hosting conferences and exhibitions.

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Written June 2013

Hochiki Europes fire detection system keeps Vicentini Auto on the right road to safety

Vicentini Auto first began trading in 1974 as a family owned and operated car dealership and is based in the northern Italian city of Verona. Since then the company has steadily grown into one of the country’s most prominent outlets for the purchase of new and used vehicles, and is widely respected for the expertise of its employees.

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Written March 2013

Hochiki Europe makes life safety a walk in the Cobalt Business Park

With around 40 individual buildings housing over 160,000m2 of prime office space, Cobalt Business Park is the largest complex of its kind in the UK. Located just a short drive from central Newcastle it has played a vital part in the regeneration of the region, which is now one of the nation’s most vibrant and forward thinking business hubs.

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Written January 2013

Hochiki Opens a New Office in Dubai

Following closely on the heels of a new office opening in India, Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has now opened a new office in Dubai, in order to promote its industry leading fire detection and emergency lighting systems across the Middle East.

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Written January 2013

Hochiki Europe's Fire Detection Solution Sends the Right Signals at Ashford International

Located just a short walk from the centre of Ashford in Kent, Ashford International railway station is well known to European travellers as one of the primary UK transport hubs for Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels.

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Written January 2013

Hochiki Europe announces new operation in India

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative fire detection and low voltage emergency lighting solutions, has announced the establishment of a new operation in India, which aims to encourage greater use of its industry leading fire detection and addressable emergency lighting systems across this vibrant and rapidly changing country.

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Written January 2013

Hochiki Europe appoints Tony Obadipe to drive growth within the M25

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has announced the appointment of Tony Obadipe as its new regional sales manager. Responsible for generating business inside the M25 area, Tony is tasked with enhancing the company’s profile and driving sales of its fire detection and emergency lighting systems within both existing and new industry sectors. His wealth of product and technical expertise will prove a valuable asset that he will use to increase the range of high profile installations that benefit from using Hochiki Europe’s products.

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Written January 2013

Hochiki Europe celebrates new Middle East office by showcasing its life safety solutions at Intersec

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of innovative life safety solutions, has opened a new office in Dubai in order to promote its industry leading fire detection and emergency lighting systems across the Middle East. The company celebrated this new venture by showcasing its wide range of products at Intersec Dubai, which took place between 15th-17th January 2013.

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Written January 2013

Aspirating Systems

In hospitals and other environments where there are infirm, incapacitated and infectious people, it is highly desirable to specify a detection system that can secure the earliest possible warning of fire. Aspirating fire detection is now considered a perfect solution for specific risk areas within the healthcare environment due to the fact that the detectors used are over 10 times more sensitive than general point detectors.

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Written November 2012

Hochiki Europe's Emergency Lighting Takes The University Challenge - Teesside University Phase 1

Located in Middlesbrough on the south bank of the River Tees, Teesside University has become one of the UK's foremost seats of learning. It achieves consistently high rankings in surveys that assess the quality of education on offer, and in 2009 it was named as the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards University of the Year.

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Written November 2012

HOCHIKI EUROPE SCORES A WINNER WITH CARDIFF CITY FC

Currently riding high in the Championship, things are looking good for Cardiff City FC. After being based at Ninian Park for the previous 99 years, in 2009 the team played its first game at the 28,000 capacity Cardiff City Stadium, a perfect example of a state-of-the-art sporting enefvironment where life safety is a top priority.

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Written November 2012

Eco-Friendly Open Academy Gets Flexible Fire Detection Lesson from Hochiki Europe

In September 2010, The Open Academy in Norwich moved into a new landmark building designed to be a vibrant, attractive and stimulating learning environment. Hochiki Europe’s innovative fire detection products have been specified throughout the building, making the most of their unique features and advanced technology.

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Written October 2012

Hochiki Europe raises the standard of fire detection at The Downs School

Based in Newbury, The Downs School and Sixth Form is a co-educational comprehensive school that serves the scattered rural community of the Berkshire Downs and beyond. Specialising in science and languages, it prides itself on creating an environment that has a positive impact on the learning, motivation and behaviour of its 1,150 students.

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Written October 2012

Hochiki Europe takes to the sea on ex-Dutch Navy ship

Having been moored in the fishing town of Urk for several years, The Castor's glory days as one of the Dutch Navy's premier vessels were a distant memory and the 46m long, 8.5m wide ship was a shadow of its former self. Once the pride of the Dutch shipbuilding industry, it was in a state of complete disrepair - a rusting hulk that served as a home to a group of squatters.

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Written August 2012

Hochiki protects The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics against fire

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG) is a research institute of the University of Oxford, funded by the University, the Wellcome Trust and numerous other sponsors. Its scientific objective is to explore all aspects of the genetic susceptibility of disease, including the understanding of how DNA variants contribute to the risk of disease in the population. Research activities include bioinformatics, cardiovascular disease, genomics, immunity and inflammation, metabolism, neurogenetics, statistical genetics and transgenics.

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Written July 2012

Hochiki Europe keeps track of fire detection for Michelin in Serbia

Currently one of the two largest tyre manufacturers in the world, Michelin has come a long way since two French brothers, Edouard and Andre Michelin, formed the company in 1888. Having continually innovated and pushed the boundaries of tyre technology, its products are now found on vehicles ranging from family hatchbacks to Formula One racing cars, and were even used on the NASA space shuttle.

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Written April 2012

Hochiki Europe strikes the right note at the Helsinki Music Centre

When it was formally opened at the end of August 2011 the €165m Helsinki Music Centre was hailed as one of Finland's most prestigious buildings and marked the end of a project that was first discussed over 20 years before.

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Written January 2012

Hochiki Chosen for 5-Star Leisure Complex

Hochiki detection and alarm technology has been chosen for the Rockliffe Hall Hotel & Spa in Hurworth, Teesside; the region's first 5-star hotel and spa complex and the biggest golfing venue in Europe.

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Written November 2011

Hochiki Europe is the perfect match for Birmingham City FC

Thousands of people attend the various football matches that take place each week across the length and breadth of the UK. As its popularity has increased, attendances have risen and today's football stadiums are modern, comfortable spaces where people of all ages gather to support their teams.

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Written November 2011

HOCHIKI CHOSEN TO PROTECT NEW LONDON EUROSTAR TERMINUS

The stunning new Eurostar terminus at St Pancras International in London bristles with the latest high-performance fire detection and alarm technology, including no fewer than 5,000 Hochiki Europe sensors and sounders. Here, Graham Lowe, Sales Director, goes behind the Victorian building’s public façade to reveal what has been put in place to safeguard passengers and staff alike.

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Written March 2004

Multi-Level Hochiki Fire Detection for Tripoli's Newest 5-Star Hotel

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