ISP, a design partner for the global emergency services safety markets, is one of the largest manufacturers of marine inflatable lifejackets in the world. The company has honed its craft for more than 30 years manufacturing more than 170,000 products each year from its dual UK sites in Bootle and Birkenhead.
Recently acquired by one of the world’s fastest expanding maritime groups – Safety and Survival Systems International (3Si) – it joins three of the best known independent maritime safety groups in the UK and North America under the banner of the Southampton-headquartered operation.
The ambitious 3Si Group, also home to Ocean Safety, Typhoon and Revere Survival, is being developed into a world leading brand for maritime safety products.
“We will be joining this year’s Emergency Services Show buoyed by a terrific deal with a Scottish police force, taking the total tally of police forces we have supplied across the UK to more than 35,” said Garry North, Managing Director of ISP.
“The latest project, involving the supply of 700 tactical vests, helps to highlight one of ISP’s strongest selling points – the ability to deliver high volume orders, meeting unique client specifications, to tight time frames.
“ISP has strong experience working with Police Armed Response Units, designing and developing a range of tactical waistcoats for police forces throughout the UK and beyond. It has further delivered high-level work for the UK MoD Special Project Teams to develop products such as the MkII Police Tactical Waistcoat.
“Robust designs, tough fabrics and first class process techniques are required to create products like DI vests with particular operational work in mind, for example hostage rescue. The same general requirements are essential for firearms officers on a daily basis including Armed Response Vehicle Operatives.
“IPS’s products have been proven in the most arduous of conditions by professionals over extensive periods.”
Among the ISP products set to take centre stage at The Emergency Services Show 2015 is its range of AIS-integrated lifejackets, EBS (Emergency Breathing Systems) lifejackets, tactical waistcoats and the EDF1 flare.