Tower invest in renewables expertise to meet industry demand

With projects such as Dogger Bank – the world’s largest offshore wind farm – now generating power, the need for suppliers of PPE and safety equipment to be both an expert in renewables and an agile provider of products has increased significantly. Suppliers now need to prove they can quickly adapt to new working environments, whilst also meeting exact product requirements.

Tower Supplies, a UK South Coast-based supplier and manufacturer of technical safety workwear, PPE, and safety equipment to the power industry, is stepping up to the challenge. Recognising the rising urgency, Tower are leveraging their maritime expertise and have invested in a team of renewables experts, who are already working with the industry to develop new product solutions.

Tower’s strength lies in being both a trusted safety expert and an award-winning single source supplier and manufacturer of their own range of ultra-lightweight arc flash safety workwear. They are also able to provide their customers with a tailored version of Tower’s innovative online ordering platform CtrlCloud, which empowers companies to gain complete control over their safety.

With unrivalled experience and product knowledge, Tower work with companies – including SSEN – to drive innovation and product development to keep everyone safe no matter where they are working. With decades of marine expertise working with cruise, ferries, ports, and harbours, Tower are also in a unique position to understand the dangers of working near water and offshore.

Tower’s new renewables division includes Business Development Manager Al White. Al’s role is to put Tower in the best position to recommend the right products for each role and working environment. “Since joining the team, we’ve developed client relationships that help us understand their unique challenges”, Al said, “whether it’s wind, solar, hydro, wave, or tidal.”

“Challenges are being faced particularly by the wind industry,” continued Al. “They are often up on the hills or out at sea where the need for foul weather and extreme temperature protection is vital. It’s essential we incorporate this into our products. They also need arc flash protection when working with high voltage in the operation and maintenance of the renewable’s facilities.”

Tower’s Divisional Managing Director for Power & Utilities Bruce Woodfield said: “As we grew into the renewable energy sector, it became apparent that it had a very different set of needs. That’s why we made the swift and conscious decision to invest in our team and our division to successfully support and break out fully into the specific renewables sector as a leading trusted supplier partner for PPE and safety equipment.

“There is now even more reason for those that work in renewables to use a single source supplier that specialises in their industry. We stay ahead of the game so that we can remain a trusted expert partner in every situation that can provide fall arrest, harnesses, FR & arc, hi visibility, all weather clothing, and protection in confined spaces.”

For more information contact Tower on 01202 71800 or fill out their website contact form.

About Tower Supplies

Tower Supplies is a private family-run business and leading provider of PPE & protective clothing, workwear & uniform, safety equipment, and cleaning supplies, with a mission to ensure everyone gets home safe every day. With their headquarters on the South Coast of England, Tower was founded in 1983 by the Aris family and has now grown to over 100 employees. Dealing with all major manufacturers and brands, Tower operates in multiple sectors, including cruise, marine & shipping, facilities management, power & utilities, automotive, and more. Tower’s customers include Carnival UK, P&O Ferries, the AA, RAC, VIVO, SSE, Centrica/British Gas, Transport for London, Anglian Water, ScrewFix, Serco, and SGN. With unrivalled knowledge, decades of experience, and a broad scope of accreditations, Tower continues to offer the best expert safety advice and deliver transformational, innovative, and sustainable solutions to companies throughout the UK and beyond.

For more information:

Telephone: 01202 718000



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