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Arco secures new PPE contract with BAE Systems

17 January 2013

Arco, the UK’s leading safety company, has announced a new three-year contract to supply PPE, work wear and workplace safety products to defence contractor BAE Systems. An on-site dedicated Trade Counter has also been established at BAE Systems’ Portsmouth facility, giving employees the flexibility of trying and selecting equipment as and when it is required.

This new contract cements a long-standing partnership between the two companies spanning over 50 years during which time Arco has supported BAE Systems in its commitment to protect its staff of almost 35,000 working in the UK in diverse markets such as aircraft manufacture, shipbuilding, cyber security and munitions. 

With many of BAE’s employees working in high hazard environments, Arco provides a dedicated expert team of people who understand the risks they face and can provide advice and guidance on product selection. 

Jon Coneybeare, MAI SHE Manager at BAE Systems said: “Over the years that we’ve been working together, Arco has consistently demonstrated its willingness to work with us in helping to keep our workforce safe.  Our long-term partnership has helped to deliver a consistent approach across the company in the selection, implementation and review of PPE requirements.  Our employees can be confident that the kit they are using is right for the environment they are working in.  We can be confident that they represent good value for money for BAE Systems and meet our stringent ethical and environmental guidelines.”

Lee Pickering, Arco’s National Sector Sales Manager added: “We are extremely proud to have secured this new contract with BAE Systems.  It demonstrates the strength of our relationship and the important role we have to play in the continuous improvement of health and safety within BAE Systems.  Arco continues to invest in training staff to ensure that our safety expertise is completely aligned with BAE Systems’ own SHE teams, enabling us to provide advice, guidance and tailored solutions across the business.”  

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