Posted September 29, 2022

MSA Safety opens new UK plant

MSA Safety has opened a newly expanded, state-of-the-art facility for producing firefighter protective apparel in Yate, near Bristol, UK.

The modernized facility provides new and enhanced work areas for MSA associates, as well as much needed space for future growth and international expansion. Celebrated on Sept. 27 with a ribbon-cutting event, the building establishes MSA Bristol’s Yate campus as a global center of excellence for fire protective clothing design, production and service.

“We are incredibly excited to be opening this expanded and improved facility in Bristol,” said Jason Traynor, general manager of MSA’s Global Fire Service Products. “It marks a significant investment in the business that supports our growth aspirations and our desire to enhance the overall work environment for our staff and visitors.”

MSA Bristol’s new Yate Campus brings together its central offices, Cutting Unit, Western Service Centre, and International Distribution Centre. The modern campus offers the company’s 153 staff an improved workplace environment and excellent transport links, and will serve as a hub for all MSA Bristol activity, the company said.

MSA Safety acquired Bristol Uniforms in January 2021. The company has ambitious growth plans and is making significant investments in the business to enhance the company’s facilities and firefighting clothing portfolio.

“MSA Bristol’s central offices and Western Service Centre were previously based at our premises in Staple Hill, Bristol, but we’ve outgrown that site and need space to expand,” Traynor said. “The Yate campus includes improved office spaces and meeting rooms, modern and more comfortable break-out areas and expanded parking areas for staff. It also showcases MSA’s cutting-edge products for all that visit the facility. MSA Bristol’s PPE is world renowned, and we are investing in the future.”