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November
27th
2020

Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway honour NHS Scotland heroes with new 'People's Choice' award

Leading Scottish PPE firm Alpha Solway is to honour NHS Scotland's unsung heroes of the Covid 19 pandemic.

The safety equipment manufacturer, part of the Globus Group, will be celebrating the extraordinary work of NHS Scotland staff, social care staff and carers in responding to coronavirus with their 'People's Choice' award at the Scottish Health Awards. Seven finalists have been selected, and the winner of a public vote will be announced on 9th December 2020.

November
16th
2020

Top PPE Firm's £25,000 Boost For School Science

Leading PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has presented a £25,000 donation to nine schools in the Dumfries and Galloway area, to pay for new science equipment.

The funds are a 'thank you' for the vital part the schools played in producing essential PPE supplies being manufactured for frontline NHS professionals across Scotland.

October
02nd
2020

UK PPE firm to create hundreds of new jobs amid additional North West England manufacturing growth

Leading UK PPE firm, Globus Group, is creating hundreds of new jobs thanks to a multi-million-pound contract to make high-performance FFP3 face masks for frontline NHS staff. The company has already begun recruiting for posts at a new 72,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility at Stone Cross Park, Warrington, which will be operational by the end of the month.

Contracts with the Department for Health and Social Care represents recognition of Globus's 25-year heritage in PPE, its commitment to UK manufacturing and the high quality, performance and wearer acceptance levels of its products.

August
13th
2020

Alpha Solway to manufacture £53 million vital PPE order for NHS Scotland

Deal to create 200 new Scottish jobs as UK unemployment soars.

At a briefing earlier today, the First Minister for Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that Scottish PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has been selected to manufacture 232 million surgical masks and 2 million visors for NHS Scotland. The Scottish Government has welcomed the news, as the deal will bring 200 new jobs and 10 apprenticeships to Alpha Solway's Dumfries factory, in addition to 50 new jobs which were created earlier this year.

July
22nd
2020

Leading PPE manufacturer donates surplus fabric to Dumfries and Galloway project for vulnerable people

Leading PPE manufacturer Alpha Solway has donated a quantity of surplus quilted lining fabric from its Scottish factories to a textiles project in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway. Local people are exploring ways of using the material to benefit vulnerable groups and during the lockdown period they have been creating 'Quilted Hugs' which use the fabric as backing. Quilted Hugs are lap quilts or cushions which have been donated to isolated, vulnerable people across the region to help to support and comfort them during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Coordinating through Ann Hill of The Quilters of Shambellie House, local quilters in Langholm have so far made eight 'quilted hugs' using Alpha Solway's surplus material, and they are busy making more. Each quilt contains a personal message to the recipient from the person who has made the quilt.

June
25th
2019

Comfort, Cut Resistance and Durability Feature in New SHOWA DURACoil Range

The new multi-purpose DURACoil glove range by SHOWA, part of the Globus Group, combines high-level comfort with cut resistance, durability and exceptional grip performance, protecting workers in medium-low cut risk environments.

Introduced into the UK, Ireland and Middle East by Globus Group, the new safety glove range features SHOWA's innovative DURACoil technology. This specialist process sees the liner engineered by tightly wrapping tenacious multifilament polyester around a cut resistant fibre, which is then reinforced with High-Performance Polyethylene (HPPE).

May
15th
2019

Riley® safety eyewear named BSIF Safety Solutions award winner 2019

Performance safety eyewear specialist Riley®, part of the Globus Group, has won a top award at this year's British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Awards.

Riley® was named winner of the Safety Solutions Award for its ground-breaking approach to protecting the eyesight of staff at leading global industrial lighting supplier Hubbell Scotland.

April
26th
2019

Major Investment sees Globus Group Expand into New Warehouse and Office Development

With an impressive and continuing growth trajectory Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer and solutions provider, Globus Group, has moved home to a brand new multi-million-pound warehouse and office facility, T2 on Manchester's Trafford Point.

The purpose built 100,000sq. ft headquarters has enabled key functions to consolidate under one roof, having previously operated out of several locations within Manchester's Trafford Park and beyond. The investment comes on the back of over a decade of sustained growth and a significant increase in staff numbers, both underpinned by growing domestic and international demand.

February
07th
2019

CR39 V POLYCARBONATE

How a lack of knowledge could be leaving industrial workers exposed

With an estimated 77 percent of individuals in the UK* requiring a prescription for glasses or contact lenses, making sure workers in industrial environments who are exposed to eye hazards are properly protected is an important issue – yet one that can be all too easily overlooked.

January
31st
2019

Introducing the New SHOWA 6110PF Biodegradable Nitrile Glove

Globus Group has enhanced its market-leading single-use disposable gloves range with the introduction of the SHOWA 6110PF new biodegradable nitrile glove.

Using SHOWA's groundbreaking Eco Best Technology (EBT) the new 6110PF provides the same physical properties as traditional nitrile gloves – durability, texture, fit and performance along with the same shelf life - but with one added dimension.

October
03rd
2018

Comfort, protection and style flow through Riley STREAM™

Safety eyewear specialist Riley®, part of the Globus Group, has highlighted its STREAMTM safety glasses as one of the most popular in its range.

Ultra-lightweight and metal-free, providing a perfect blend of safety, style and comfort, the STREAMTM safety glasses benefit from a number of innovative features to complement the impact-resistant F-rated polycarbonate protective lens including:

September
11th
2018

Globus Group offers a helping hand to support garden transformation

PPE specialist Globus Group has supported one of the UK's most celebrated Garden Centres and Nurseries – Hillier – on a charity project to transform the garden of a family whose two-year-old son is suffering from sight impacting tumours behind both eyes.

Globus Group was contacted by one of its distributors, GTS, after hearing about the Hillier project to support the Burrell family whose son, Sebastian is suffering from bilateral Retinoblastoma, to see if it could help equip scores of volunteers and workers with protective gloves during the garden transformation.

August
03rd
2018

New SHOWA S-TEX 377 – Outstanding Oil Grip and Cut Resistance

Globus has enhanced its market-leading SHOWA gloves range with the launch of the highly cut resistant SHOWA S-TEX 377.

By combining the unique Hagane Coil® cut-resistant technology with the SHOWA double dipped nitrile grip coating, the new SHOWA S-TEX 377 is the perfect solution for oily environments with high cut risks such as oil and gas, engineering, press stamping and industrial maintenance.

July
06th
2018

Award Winning Performance Features in the New SHOWA 4561 Cut Resistant Glove

Globus has further enhanced its leading portfolio of safety gloves with the introduction of the new SHOWA 4561.

Tested to the new EN 388:2016 standard delivering level D cut resistance, the new 4561 also features ZORB-IT® technology providing outstanding grip in oily conditions due to an extra absorbent nitrile coating.

May
25th
2018

AlphaChem X150 coverall delivers reinforced protection and added durability

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has launched the innovative Alphachem X150 disposable coverall for workers requiring clothing protection against Type 3 and 4 chemical splashes and sprays.

Providing an effective barrier against a range of commonly used chemicals within industry sectors such as agriculture, petrochemical, waste management, utilities and food manufacturing, the new Alphachem X150 is a light, durable and cost-effective coverall.

May
17th
2018

AlphaShield 2200 – bound to deliver greater protection for workers

Personal protective equipment manufacturer Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group, has enhanced its Alphashield range of lightweight Type 5/6 coveralls with the launch of its 2200 - featuring fully bound seams.

Providing highly effective head to ankle protection against a range of particulate hazards and light liquid splashes, the new Alphashield 2200 is ideally suited for workers across a range of industry sectors including pharmaceutical and electronic manufacturing, bodyshop, paint spraying, resin and fibreglass applications through to environmental and crime scene investigation applications.

February
08th
2018

Award-winning ENHA Ranger safety helmet absorbs impact energy with Crashbox

A unique safety hard hat that has revolutionised head protection across mainland Europe thanks to its innovative design features is now available in the UK and Ireland thanks to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specialist Alpha Solway, part of the Globus Group.

Providing enhanced impact protection and comfort for workers across a wide range of industries, the award-winning Ranger safety helmet features the unique Crashbox protection system, created by renowned head protection manufacturer ENHA.