Looking at the leading players within the fire industry across the world, it’s impossible to look beyond Middle Eastern giant NAFFCO, who have ascended to the point they’re seen as one of the best producers and suppliers of life safety solutions in the world. NAFFCO became specialized by offering complete solutions under one roof for all types of high quality firefighting equipment, fire protection systems, fire alarms, addressable emergency systems, security systems, custom-made vehicle such as fire trucks, ambulances, mobile hospitals and airport rescue firefighting vehicles (ARFF).
Aside from offering a wide range of state-of-the art products, NAFFCO also provides maintenance, training options and after sales service. There is a designated department that is completely dedicated to the maintenance of Firefighting Systems and Equipment. In addition, NAFFCO has been consistently maintaining ISO 9001 Quality Management System certified by UL, and LPCB. The company also has got certified for ISO 14001 Environmental Management systems and BS OHSAS 18001 for Occupational safety by UL DQS.
NAFFCO have factories in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, and offer many services which are universally seen as being unparalleled in the fire industry at present. With over 12,000 employees, 2,000 engineers and more than 5.5 million sq. ft. of manufacturing facility, we are passionate about sustaining, upgrading and improving any means of safety following all the latest technology available.
Being ‘green’ or environmentally friendly is on the agenda for NAFFCO. It has produced several products which are safe for the environment. These products vary from eco-friendly extinguishers to fire suppression systems, which have all been designed to have a less harmful impact on their surroundings.
For example, NAFFCO’s Eco Barid Foam are PFOA, PFOS, fluorochemical free & Biodegradable synthetic foam concentrate used to extinguish European Class A, B, D and F-Class fires. Its Environmentally Formulated to meet the requirements of 2015 U.S. EPA PFOA product stewardship Program. It is suitable for both hydrocarbon & polar fuels and available in 1×3%, 3×3% & 3×6% concentrations. It provides rapid extinguishment, prevent re-ignition of liquid spills, control hazardous vapor, extinguish deep seated fires, combustible metal fire & cooking oils or fats fires. In addition, there have been four variants of the NAFFCO Eco Barid Foam Extinguisher (2, 3 & 6 Liters) which have been certified by the UK’s Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB).
Meanwhile, the NAFFCO Inert Fire Suppression Systems uses a host of UL-listed inert gases, which include IG100 (100% Nitrogen), IG541 (50% Nitrogen, 42% Argon, 8% Carbon-
Dioxide), IG01 (100 % Argon) and IG55 (50% Argon, 50% Nitrogen) to provide 200-300 bar firefighting capabilities. The system’s inert gases are colourless, electrically nonconductive, odourless and possess densities equivalent to air, while being compatible with 67-litre, 80-litre and 140- litre cylinders. When the systems are discharged into a protected space, NAFFCO Insert’s gases intelligently remain transparent so that vision is not obscured, but also to leave no residue or make any contribution to global warming or ozone depletion.
NAFFCO have implemented a new innovative monitoring system which allows it to monitor the status of fire pumps 24/7, regardless of the location. NAFFCO also latched onto UAE’s momentum to develop, as by keeping in line with the many strict applications and codes, the company developed the cloud system in lieu with the vision of the UAE Civil Defence. In addition to this, given the UAE’s eagerness – and policy – to opt for Smart Cities, the company has pledged to develop Smart Solutions to back this up.
NAFFCO is delighted to announce one of the biggest breakthroughs in fire-rated door technology; we have achieved BSI certification for our gigantic 3m x 3m door, a first of its kind in the region.
NAFFCO supports Expo 2020
NAFFCO will have its own stall at Expo 2020 to exhibit its latest products and innovations. Since the event aspires to strengthen connections, celebrate cultural diversity, and share technological wonders with the world, it will be an excellent opportunity for NAFFCO to present its role in the education and training on fire safety, health, and security concerns.
NAFFCO’s growth is undeniable, and despite becoming an industry leader, they are still growing a considerable amount in both the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Their Dubai headquarters has overseen a remarkable rise in fortunes, to the point the company has a global export network which spans in over 100 countries, while there are over 12,000 people in the company’s workforce.
NAFFCO makes a huge effort to further expand their already huge geographic reach, as well as their range of services and products. Its plan for future growth is both vertical and horizontal in nature. It will pursue opportunities in terms of the number of global markets and the product ranges offered within specific countries.
The company recently opened the biggest plant in the Middle East that specializes in steel pipes and HDPE encompassing over 100,000m2. These HDPE pipes will be used for underground hydrant network system for firefighting application. It also can be used for irrigation system. The new facility has the latest technology to manufacture HDPE moulded fittings.
NAFFCO is a dynamic company. It is flexible and adaptable when major changes occur in the market. The leaders of the region have brought great infrastructure projects that have established a benchmark of quality, and NAFFCO equalises the standards set by the construction industry effortlessly.
In 2005, NAFFCO won the MRM Business Excellence Award for the Export Category, while a year later they picked up the MRM Business Excellence Award in the Manufacturing Category, firmly setting them on their way to establishing themselves as the best free zone manufacturing company in the UAE. More recently, in both 2010 and 2013, NAFFCO won the MRM Business Excellence Award in the Manufacturing Category in the UAE, and now the company have begun a new era, which is embracing all the manufacturing companies in the GCC region.
The feedback received at these awards has been taken on board and has been implemented accordingly, with hugely impressive results. The continued improvement is evident, and with NAFFCO’s business processes and strengths all developing over the years, and with this current rate of progression, it seems very likely that NAFFCO will soon have a sixth MRM Business Excellence Award to their name.
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