Manufacturer to distribute thermal imaging cameras to UK fire market

Emergency vehicle manufacturer, Venari Group, has partnered with the UK’s only maker of thermal imaging cameras to distribute these devices to the UK fire market.

The agreement will see Brighouse-based Venari begin distributing Avon Protection’s argus range of thermal imaging cameras (TICs) with immediate effect.

The British-made argus technology has been the market leader within the British fire and rescue industry for three decades, having continually invested in R&D and product innovation.

Its evolved ‘Mi-TIC’ unit is the world’s smallest NFPA 1801-certified thermal imager for firefighting applications.

Following its launch into the fire market in early 2020 by industry stalwart Oliver North, Venari has already acquired the UK’s biggest and most established ambulance manufacturer, O&H Vehicle Technology.

It has also been announced as the UK manufacturer of Ziegler Group’s technologically advanced range of firefighting vehicles.

Avon Protection European sales director, Mark Ridsdale, said: “I’ve worked with many of the team at Venari in the past and very much look forward to working with them again.

“Their passion for the Mi-TIC thermal imager completely mirrors that of our own which is an extremely exciting prospect for the UK fire and rescue services.

“With our latest development of Mi-TIC, incorporating the IGNIS engine, it means our thermal imaging camera can provide absolute clarity to firefighters in the most demanding situations.”

Venari Group CEO, Oliver North, added: “Avon Protection’s world-class range of TICs has long been at the forefront of UK firefighting strategy. Alignment of Avon and Venari completely champions the importance and significance of strengthening UK manufactured products.

“Avon Protection is genuinely one of the most exciting companies I’ve had the privilege of working with in my career to-date, and continuation of our previously very dynamic partnership is one which I’m excited to re-ignite.

“I’ve previously had seven years of experience with the Mi-TIC, and I’m thrilled to represent it to its fullest potential in both the UK fire and rescue market as well as the ambulance market with hazardous area response teams (HART) teams.

“Many of the wider team at Venari are also experienced with the incredible Mi-TIC and wholeheartedly share my passion for the range.”