Effective Action Against Illegal Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 –
The availability of inexpensive and inferior PPE is nothing new. Responsible companies buying non-compliant, sometimes counterfeited, PPE certainly is. Scandia actively opposes this alarming trend and, with this news item, wishes to announce the commencement of our awareness campaign against fraudulent PPE.
Recent downturns in the global financial market have further complicated the ever-present concern about balancing productivity with health and safety. While it will always be in a company’s interest to find cost savings, those savings must never be at the expense of employees’ health and safety.
Against fraudulent PPE, information and the enforcement of legal standards are among our best weapons:
- PPE should be purchased from companies with impeccable reputations for high quality and equitable design and manufacturing
- PPE should be job-specific and employees must receive comprehensive training to identify and use PPE
- There is an absolute correlation between low costs and low quality; companies should avoid purchasing PPE sold at prices well below industry averages
- Companies are encouraged to request from suppliers details concerning product design and production, certification, and feedback from former and current clients
Scandia’s products are made in full compliance with, and often exceed, regulatory and industry standards and sold at fair market prices. The details concerning our products’ design and production are transparent and readily available.
Competition creates better products at better prices. Competition is not an excuse for companies to willingly endanger the lives of their employees. Scandia will continue to work against the production and distribution of fraudulent PPE. We ask that you join us.
Scandia elected as Incentra's best Supplier of the Year for 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 –
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Scandia Gear Asia - Increases in Personnel, Storage Space, and Efficiency
Monday, September 16, 2013 –
Scandia Gear Asia has moved to its new office and warehouse facilities in Singapore. This move increases Scandia's warehouse capacity to 2,900m2 and, with the help of our new hires, our speed and efficiency in regional distribution. We look forward to continued success at our remarkable operation in Singapore.
Scandia to attend IMPA 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 –
Scandia will be among the 125 international exhibitors at the London Maritime Event for Purchasing and Supply professionals being held September 11th and 12th. Convened annually by the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA), a marine supply-chain organization, the exhibition and conferences offer ship owners, operators, and managing companies as well as suppliers and service providers for the maritime industries a forum for product displays, demonstrations, networking, and idea exchange. Scandia will be exhibiting its range of safety gear and supplies at stand 63. See you in London.
Scandia welcomes Leading Dutch ship owner Vroon
Monday, June 24, 2013 –
Leading Dutch ship owner Vroon chooses Scandia as their partner of choice for outfitting their fleet.
After an extensive tender process, Vroon has decided to award Scandia the contract as their sole partner for the delivery of safety wear and work wear for the entire Vroon Fleet. Vroon operates world wide and has a fleet of around 160 vessels transporting livestock, dry cargo, containers, automobiles, and clean and dirty oil products as well as a large fleet of offshore-support vessels.
The Vroon management and Scandia have defined a program for each different segment of the Vroon fleet enabling both crew and officers always to have the safest outfit “fit for the job”!
Scandia Singapore moving to new premises
Monday, June 17, 2013 –
Our Singapore operation is growing steadily and in order to serve our clients better Scandia Singapore is moving. As from summer 2013 onwards, we will have new offices and warehouses with a storage capacity of 2,900 m2. On top, we have reinforced our client relation team in the Singapore office. All these actions will not only lead to an improved and more efficient handling of clients orders but also to an extension of our product range so that now the same items will be available in Europe and Singapore.
USA, here we come!
Monday, June 10, 2013 –
In order to provide the best possible service, Scandia will cross the Atlantic and as from early 2014 onwards we will open up offices and warehouses in Houston. With this opening, we will be able to deliver exactly the same products in Europe, Asia and USA. Storage of well defined high quality Scandia items in different parts of the world will become a lot easier. With clients ever more conscious of a strong corporate global branding it will make the difference!