SIR Safety System, established in 1979, is a leading safety product provider with a €3.5 million share capital. With almost 40 years in the industry, it specializes in manufacturing and distributing over 2,500 high-quality safety items, including workwear, footwear, gloves, and PPE.
Operating two cutting-edge production plants in Assisi, Italy, and Timisoara, Romania, SIR Safety System employs around 150 skilled workers, producing 30,000 pieces monthly.
The company’s dedication to continuous R&D and exceptional before and after-sales services makes it a trusted partner for various industries. Notable collaborations include Impregilo Group, Enel, Coca Cola, ThyssenKrupp, and Repsol.
Interview with Antonio Spaccapanic, International Business Director at SIR Safety System.
Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?
Antonio Spaccapanic: SIR Safety System specializes in manufacturing and distributing comprehensive safety solutions across various industries.
Workwear: The company produces a wide range of workwear, including functional clothing and high-risk workwear, designed for safety and comfort in diverse industries.
Safety Footwear: SIR Safety System offers safety footwear, including boots and shoes that meet industry-specific safety standards, ensuring protection in hazardous working conditions.
Safety Gloves: Providing safety gloves for different applications, the company ensures hand protection in various work environments, prioritizing safety and comfort for the wearer.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): As a trusted supplier of PPE, SIR Safety System offers a diverse assortment of safety products, including helmets, eyewear, hearing protection, and respiratory protection, safeguarding workers against occupational hazards.
The company’s commitment to innovation, product customization, and addressing the unique safety needs of different industries is evident. Its products cater to businesses in construction, energy, food, retail, and more, showcasing versatility and expertise across sectors. Efficient logistics further enhance service quality, allowing customers to place orders and receive products on the same day, contributing to high customer satisfaction.
E.E: What’s the news about new products?
A.S: We’re excited to unveil new additions to our product lineup, redefining safety and comfort standards in the following categories:
Responder and All Terrain Footwear: Introducing the Responder footwear series with patented Responder® technology, offering unmatched cushioning and flexibility for prolonged, intense use. Our All Terrain footwear provides versatility and optimal protection across diverse work environments.
Multinorm Clothing (Arc Flash Class 2): Proudly presenting our Multinorm Clothing series designed for hazardous conditions, including protection against arc flash incidents up to Class 2. Balancing safety and comfort, these garments utilize advanced materials for optimal protection and ease of movement.
Stretch Fabric Workwear: Addressing modern worker needs, our new workwear crafted from stretch fabrics combines durability with enhanced flexibility. This innovation prioritizes both safety and comfort, recognizing their integral role in optimal job performance.
These additions reflect our dedication to research, innovation, and meeting dynamic industry needs. We believe these products will not only elevate safety standards but also enhance the well-being and productivity of those relying on our solutions.
E.E: What are the ranges of products?
A.S: SIR Safety System offers a diverse range of safety products tailored to meet the unique needs of various industries. Our product categories include:
Workwear: Functional clothing and high-risk workwear designed for protection, durability, and comfort, meeting industry-specific safety standards.
Safety Footwear: A variety of safety boots and shoes engineered for foot protection in the workplace, ensuring safety features, comfort, and durability.
Safety Gloves: A wide selection of safety gloves suitable for different applications, providing hand protection, dexterity, and grip in various work environments.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): A comprehensive collection of safety products, including helmets, eyewear, hearing protection, respiratory protection, and other gear vital for safeguarding workers from occupational hazards.
Customization Services: SIR Safety System offers customization options, allowing businesses to tailor safety products, including branding to meet specific needs.
These product ranges comply with safety standards and regulations across industries such as construction, energy, food, and retail. For the latest information and product additions, visit our official website or contact customer support for detailed catalogues.
E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?
A.S: The current market, marked by consistent growth, is poised to sustain its positive trend due to heightened workplace safety focus and increased awareness of protective equipment. Our diverse range of safety products, including workwear, safety footwear, gloves, and PPE, aligns with industry standards, meeting robust demand. Our optimism for the future is grounded in our commitment to safety, technological advancements, and innovation, positioning us to exceed evolving customer needs and stay at the forefront of market growth.
E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?
A.S: Market Trends in the Safety Product Industry:
Workplace Safety Priority: Businesses emphasize safety, driving demand for workwear, safety footwear, and PPE.
Safety Technology Advancements: Innovations in IoT and wearables enhance worker safety through monitoring and tracking.
Sustainability Focus: Growing preference for eco-friendly safety products with environmentally conscious materials and production.
Customization Demand: Increasing importance of customization allows businesses to establish brand identity on safety gear.
E-commerce Growth: Surge in online platforms and e-commerce simplifies safety product procurement for businesses.
E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?
A.S: Our Responder footwear series is a pinnacle of innovation, showcasing our commitment to safety footwear excellence. Powered by the ground-breaking Responder® technology, it utilizes patented expanded thermoplastic polyurethane (ETPU) beads for exceptional cushioning and flexibility. The controlled ultra-low density compound surpasses shock absorption requirements, offering a 90% higher energy return than EN ISO 20345 standards. The Responder® midsole, spanning the entire sole, provides flexibility and responsive cushioning, while the rubber outsole ensures excellent grip. This series combines cutting-edge protection with unparalleled comfort, responsiveness, and adaptability.
E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2023?
A.S: Our focus for the remainder of 2023 is on consolidating the growth achieved so far, building on positive momentum. With a commitment to innovation and quality, we aim to strengthen our market presence and maintain leadership in the safety product industry. Our strategic objectives target substantial year-end growth, anticipating a remarkable increase of +15% compared to 2022. This optimism stems from continuous efforts to exceed customer expectations, introduce innovative products like the Responder footwear series, and adapt to evolving workplace safety trends. We believe staying attuned to the market, maintaining high product standards, and fostering strong partnerships will enable us to navigate challenges and capitalize on growth opportunities in the safety product sector.
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