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Hochiki Europe gears up for the Fire Safety Event 2024: Showcasing the latest innovations in life safety
22Mar2024

Hochiki Europe gears up for the Fire Safety Event 2024: Showcasing the latest innovations in life safety

Renowned life safety leader, Hochiki Europe, is gearing up to display its comprehensive fire safety solutions at the Fire Safety Event 2024, taking place at the NEC Birmingham from the 30th April to the 2nd May 2024.

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Hochiki Europe Introduces Groundbreaking Detectors to Ensure UL268 7th Edition Compliance for Conventional Applications
29Feb2024

Hochiki Europe Introduces Groundbreaking Detectors to Ensure UL268 7th Edition Compliance for Conventional Applications

Hochiki Europe, the global leader in life safety solutions, is proud to introduce an unparalleled generation of UL listed smoke detectors now available for installation projects across any region that requires UL approval. Specifically designed to achieve compliance with the rigorous UL268 7th Edition standards, Hochiki's range of innovative 7th edition products fill a crucial gap for conventional applications to meet the UL standard.

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Hochiki Europe launches state-of-the-art Training Academy for fire safety professionals operating across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
26Feb2024

Hochiki Europe launches state-of-the-art Training Academy for fire safety professionals operating across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Hochiki Europe, a global leader in life safety systems, is thrilled to announce the launch of the Hochiki Training Academy, a cutting-edge facility designed to provide comprehensive training for industry professionals operating in the field of fire safety. This initiative reflects Hochiki's commitment to advancing knowledge and expertise in the industry, ensuring that professionals are well-equipped to handle the latest advancements in life safety technology.

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Hochiki to showcase Latitude and market leading emergency lighting system FIREscape Nepto at Intersec 2024
18Dec2023

Hochiki to showcase Latitude and market leading emergency lighting system FIREscape Nepto at Intersec 2024

Hochiki, the leading provider of innovative, Japanese designed life safety solutions, specialising in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of state-of-the-art fire detection and emergency lighting systems will be at Intersec 2024 - the world’s leading event for emergency services, security, and safety.

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Hochiki Europe Winter Holidays - Last Order/Shipping Dates
14Nov2023

Hochiki Europe Winter Holidays - Last Order/Shipping Dates

Please note that Hochiki Europe will be closed during the Winter Holidays: Closing 12:00pm Friday 22nd December 2023 Re-Opening 8:30am Tuesday 2nd January 2024. Our last order processing and shipping dates are detailed below.

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Hochiki Europe welcomes three expert sales professionals to its dynamic regional sales teams
16Oct2023

Hochiki Europe welcomes three expert sales professionals to its dynamic regional sales teams

Hochiki Europe, a leading provider of innovative life safety solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of three highly experienced sales professionals, Adrian Willis, Jason Bryant and Nick Brammall, to its growing team. With their wealth of industry knowledge and expertise, Adrian, Jason and Nick will play key roles in expanding Hochiki's presence in the market and providing exceptional service to our valued customers.

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Hochiki Europe welcomes local MP and a host of dignitaries to unveil state-of-the-art multi-million-pound facility
14Sep2023

Hochiki Europe welcomes local MP and a host of dignitaries to unveil state-of-the-art multi-million-pound facility

On Thursday 14th September 2023 the forklifts at Hochiki Europe’s new warehouse facility in Gillingham paused as the team welcomed MP for Gillingham and Rainham, Rehman Chishti and the Mayoress of Medway Cllr Nina Gurung to cut the ribbon and declare the new part of the Hochiki operation officially open.

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Hochiki Europe achieve BOSEC approval, the quality benchmark for fire protection in Belgium
01Aug2023

Hochiki Europe achieve BOSEC approval, the quality benchmark for fire protection in Belgium

Global leaders in life safety manufacturing and design have achieved BOSEC approval for their ESP and Latitude products. BOSEC is the quality benchmark for fire protection in Belgium and is one of Europe’s highest quality marks requiring brands to undergo stringent and lengthy approval process to carry the accreditation. It covers products for passive prevention and active prevention, as well as organisations who work within the fire industry, such as installers and system designers.

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False fire alarms are costing the UK economy almost £700 million every year
10Jul2023

False fire alarms are costing the UK economy almost £700 million every year

Research has revealed that the cost of avoidable fire alarms, such as false alarms, are costing SMEs in the UK £696 million every single year. The figure comes from research conducted by Red Fox, a leading and independent expert in technology and B2B research, commissioned by Hochiki Europe to understand the impact of false fire alarms on UK businesses.

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Leading Life Safety manufacturer Hochiki Europe promotes Shinsuke Kubo to Managing Director
03Jul2023

Leading Life Safety manufacturer Hochiki Europe promotes Shinsuke Kubo to Managing Director

Mr Shinsuke Kubo, Hochiki Europe’s Commercial Director steps into the role of Managing Director from 3rd July, with Graham Lowe, the outgoing MD, remaining in the business part time to support Mr Kubo during his first year in the role.

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Call Challenge is here - are you ready?
01Jul2023

Call Challenge is here - are you ready?

A new approach for The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service's response to Automatic Fire Alarm Signals from commercial premises began on July 1st 2023.

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Hochiki Europe team cycles over 1400 virtual kilometres to Hochiki Italia to celebrate World Wellbeing Week 2023
29Jun2023

Hochiki Europe team cycles over 1400 virtual kilometres to Hochiki Italia to celebrate World Wellbeing Week 2023

This week employees based at Hochiki Europe, Gillingham in Kent, have virtually cycled a whopping 1443.96 kilometres to the Hochiki Italia office based in Verona in honour of World Wellbeing Week 2023.

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Hochiki Europe supports the next generation of life safety engineers to be compliant with equipment donation to leading training facility Banham Academy
26May2023

Hochiki Europe supports the next generation of life safety engineers to be compliant with equipment donation to leading training facility Banham Academy

Leading manufacture of life safety products Hochiki Europe, have today demonstrated their commitment to training for life for fire engineers and apprentices with a sizeable donation of life safety equipment to Banham Academy’s new training facility in Derby.

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Hochiki Apex House Refit - Part 1
18May2023

Hochiki Apex House Refit - Part 1

After the acquisition of Apex House, a large, purpose-built warehousing/shipping hub in Chatham, Kent, by the Hochiki Group in February 2023, work has begun on the refitting of the site.

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Hochiki Europe will demo their much-anticipated new emergency lighting system, FIREscape Nepto, at this month’s Fire Safety Event
04Apr2023

Hochiki Europe will demo their much-anticipated new emergency lighting system, FIREscape Nepto, at this month’s Fire Safety Event

Fire Industry leaders Hochiki Europe will be attending the Fire Safety Event at the NEC, Birmingham this month where visitors will be able to benefit from demonstrations of the next generation of emergency lighting system.

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Hochiki reveals the next generation of emergency lighting systems with the launch of FIREscape Nepto
16Mar2023

Hochiki reveals the next generation of emergency lighting systems with the launch of FIREscape Nepto

World leaders in life safety, Hochiki Europe, have today announced the launch of their next generation of emergency lighting, FIREscape Nepto. This intelligent, self-testing and self-monitoring emergency lighting system is set to revolutionise the emergency lighting market.

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Hochiki Europe announces £5.5 million investment in new Kent facility
15Feb2023

Hochiki Europe announces £5.5 million investment in new Kent facility

Global life safety company, Hochiki Europe has today announced the purchase of multi-million-pound facility in Chatham, Kent. Following sustained demand for the company’s leading fire detection equipment and systems, the new facility represents an investment of £5.5 million by the group.

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Hochiki to preview new emergency lighting product at Intersec 2023
03Jan2023

Hochiki to preview new emergency lighting product at Intersec 2023

Intersec opens its doors this coming January and Hochiki Middle East FZE, part of the Hochiki Group, will be giving visitors to the event a preview of the FIREscape Nepto emergency lighting system.

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Hochiki Middle East and Hochiki India strengthens regional teams with new General Manager
20Dec2022

Hochiki Middle East and Hochiki India strengthens regional teams with new General Manager

Leading life safety manufacturer Hochiki has appointed Hemanth Kumar as General Manager for their Middle East and India operations reaffirming investment in their people is an investment in their customers.

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Hochiki Italia invest in people to provide the best in life safety
20Dec2022

Hochiki Italia invest in people to provide the best in life safety

Leading life safety manufacturer Hochiki Italia has appointed Alessandro Marcon as their new Sales Director enabling a stronger focus on customer experience and sales.

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Hochiki Europe launch refurbished training room and online courses aimed at helping fire industry professionals train for life
22Nov2022

Hochiki Europe launch refurbished training room and online courses aimed at helping fire industry professionals train for life

Launched this month, leading life safety manufacturer Hochiki Europe has opened its all-new training facility as well as launched brand new online courses to allow customers far and wide to upskill for life.

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Leading Life Safety manufacturer Hochiki Europe invest in their people to ensure the best for their customers
10Oct2022

Leading Life Safety manufacturer Hochiki Europe invest in their people to ensure the best for their customers

Hochiki will be making significant new investments in their people to support the Middle East, Africa, and European regions in order to develop the expertise they can bring to their customers in 2022 and beyond.

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Fresh focus for Hochiki Europe Exports and Partners
10Jun2022

Fresh focus for Hochiki Europe Exports and Partners

Leading life safety solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe has appointed Richard Wharram as their new Export Sales Manager, replacing Mark Jones who has accepted a new role developing and managing Hochiki’s network of OEM partners across the export regions, enabling a greater focus and support for these partners.

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Hochiki Europe expands panel compatibility reach for ACD Multi-Sensor
04Jan2022

Hochiki Europe expands panel compatibility reach for ACD Multi-Sensor

Leading life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, has today announced a new perfect fit partnership which will enable its most sophisticated addressable multi-sensor device, the ACD, to be compatible with the MxPro 5 range of addressable fire control panels from Advanced Electronics.

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Hochiki, the world leaders in life safety design and manufacturing launches in Denmark
19Oct2021

Hochiki, the world leaders in life safety design and manufacturing launches in Denmark

Leading Japanese life safety manufacturer, Hochiki, has launched in the Danish market with its most powerful and sophisticated fire control and indication system yet, L@titude. Following Part 13 certification which then paved the way for DBI approval, this market leading system uses an interface which is available in multiple languages, simple to use and understand.

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KWIB Awards Finalist
12Aug2021

KWIB Awards Finalist

Annually the KWIB Awards celebrates the fantastic achievements of business women in the county of Kent. We are delighted that this year Katie Walker, HR Manager for Hochiki Europe (UK) has been shortlisted as a finalist in not one, but two categories – Leadership & Management and Resilience.

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James Morrison joins Hochiki Europe UK as RSM for the North
02Aug2021

James Morrison joins Hochiki Europe UK as RSM for the North

Leading life safety solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe has appointed James Morrison as the new Regional Sales Manager for the North of the UK replacing Richard Wharram who moves into one of two new roles to support the accelerated growth in system sales and Hochiki’s System Partner Programme alongside UK Systems Manager Neil Eves.

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Hochiki Europe’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
19Mar2020

Hochiki Europe’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Whilst the situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe and the UK is developing and changing quickly, we would like to assure all our partners that the business has been continually reviewing and monitoring the UK Government’s advice.

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Bright future for new Emergency Lighting Business Manager
22Nov2019

Bright future for new Emergency Lighting Business Manager

Leading life safety manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, has appointed lighting expert Ian Hill as the company’s new Emergency Lighting Business Manager.

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Hochiki Europe and FIA host industry roundtable discussing life safety in HMOs
10Jan2019

Hochiki Europe and FIA host industry roundtable discussing life safety in HMOs

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, has partnered with the FIA (Fire Industry Association) to host a roundtable discussing best practice when it comes to life safety in Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs).

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Hochiki Europe brings Combined Emergency Lighting & Fire Detection System to market
15Jul2018

Hochiki Europe brings Combined Emergency Lighting & Fire Detection System to market

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, has launched FIREscape+ - an innovative system which combines emergency lighting, fire detection and wayfinding technology.

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Hochiki Europe Introduces Life Safety Whitepaper for HMOs
02Mar2018

Hochiki Europe Introduces Life Safety Whitepaper for HMOs

Following the growing debate around fire safety within Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs), Hochiki Europe, leading manufacturer of life safety systems, has published a new whitepaper exploring current British standards and guidance.

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Hochiki Europe Introduce Brand New Conventional Detector
07Nov2017

Hochiki Europe Introduce Brand New Conventional Detector

The SOC-E3N is Hochiki’s new generation conventional photoelectric smoke detector, which is fully compatible with the majority of existing Conventional systems.

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Hochiki Release Wireless Magnetic Door Holder
04Oct2017

Hochiki Release Wireless Magnetic Door Holder

The HFW-DHR-01 wireless magnetic door holder is compatible with all of the FIREwave Wireless Translator and Expander Modules enabling it to be easily integrated into a new or existing wireless systems.

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Hochiki Europe Sheds Light on New Emergency Lighting Standard with CPD-Approved Webinar
12Sep2017

Hochiki Europe Sheds Light on New Emergency Lighting Standard with CPD-Approved Webinar

Hochiki Europe hosted an educational webinar on the updated British Standard (BS) 5266-1: 2016 Emergency Lighting at 10am on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

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Hochiki Europe Introduces Life Safety Technology Platform
10May2017

Hochiki Europe Introduces Life Safety Technology Platform

Hochiki Europe, the leading manufacturer of life safety solutions, has launched a brand new analogue addressable life safety platform, L@titude.

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Latest Installer Survey Reveals Shocking Statistics
17Apr2017

Latest Installer Survey Reveals Shocking Statistics

Some 95 per cent of life safety installers think that the industry isn’t doing enough to provide training for the next generation of professionals, according to new research from Hochiki Europe.

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Hochiki Acquires Italian Fire and Security Company
25Jan2017

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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Hochiki Launches Self-Contained Emergency Lighting Kit
04Jan2017

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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