Bristol and Tecniquitel celebrate 40-year partnership
Bristol Uniforms and its Portuguese distributor Tecniquitel are celebrating a partnership which has spanned four decades!
Tecniquitel, who is one of Bristol’s longest standing distributors, has offices near Lisbon and Porto and has been distributing Bristol kit across Portugal since the 1970’s. It supplies volunteer and professional brigades, as well as training schools and industry.
The family-run business sells a number of items from Bristol’s structural firefighting PPE range, including BTech, Ergotech Action, and XFlex – one of Bristol’s most popular ranges. XFlex is suitable for the various hazardous roles undertaken by modern day firefighters and is light-weight and ergonomically designed, which makes it very comfortable and a good fit for all firefighters.
Tecniquitel’s customers include brigades in Leixoes, Alcabideche and Aguda, as well as the Portuguese Fire Academy, which is based in Sao Joao de Madeira near Porto and Sintra near Lisbon.
To help minimise the risk of accidents out in the field, the company also runs its own accredited training academy, where partners and customers can learn how to use equipment, and about the fire safety rules and regulations which govern the industry.
Lisbon-based Rangel Gomes of Tecniquitel said: “During this 40-year partnership with Bristol, we have developed a very successful business in Portugal.
“Bristol consistently provides good quality kit, which meets all required standards. A no nonsense, reliable supplier that we can trust. We have a good working relationship with the management and sales team and I am certain this will continue in the future.”
Roger Startin, Joint Managing Director at Bristol Uniforms said: “With customers in more than 110 countries, Bristol Uniforms’ distributors play a crucial role in promoting the company’s international trade interests. They are appointed for their knowledge of local markets and experience of working with key decision makers in both the public sector and industrial markets. We have a fantastic working relationship with Tecniquitel, who have a strong footing in the Portuguese PPE market. We look forward to the next 40 years!”