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Tower creates FireBear to meet the EN61482 standard

Understand + measure

SSE Plc (formerly Scottish & Southern Energy) is a British energy company. They approached Tower with a specific need – to upgrade their specialist workwear to electric arc protection EN61482. The catch? No products existed to meet this standard.

We worked with SSE safety managers and fibre and fabric manufacturers to produce a bespoke product – the first of its kind.


After extensive trials, the product range was agreed and submitted to the commercial department. Staff were given online training with customer-specific catalogues and face to face visits.

What’s more, with goods ordered via CtrlCloud, the company enjoys greater clarity and traceability


  • Staff are now more comfortable and better protected
  • Even though the new products cost 25% more than the existing products, we were able to guarantee that this would be recouped in years 2 and 3.
  • 22% saving of £1 million in year 1
  • 26% saving of £1.6 million in year 2
  • 42% saving of £1.9 million in year 3
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