CLERMONT-FERRAND, France (Sept. 26-29, 2007)—The 114th Annual National Congress of Firefighters of France (114ème Congrès national des sapeurs-pompiers de France) attracted 40,000 visitors and proved to be a highly successful event for Luxfer Gas Cylinders, not least because of its ideal location in Clermont-Ferrand near the company’s newly expanded European manufacturing facility for composite cylinders in Gerzat.
The exhibition also provided Luxfer a unique opportunity to open its doors to firefighters and other first responders from across France. Luxfer hosts conducted factory tours of the company’s automated production facilities, made presentations concerning Luxfer’s line of state-of-the-art cylinders for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and held question and answer sessions.
Evening entertainment concluded with a gala casino dinner co-hosted by Luxfer and Fenzy, a manufacturer of respiratory equipment.
The exhibition was an ideal European showcase for Luxfer’s new ‘Performance Sécurité‘ campaign featuring the company’s next-generation Superlite 6.9- litre full-wrap cylinders that combine unlimited life and extended gas delivery.
France Meder, Luxfer’s SCBA marketing manager, said: “Sapeur Pompier was an extremely important show for Luxfer, especially since we are local manufacturers based in Gerzat. We were delighted not only with the firefighters’ positive response to our new products, but also with their continued loyalty to Luxfer’s 6-litre hoop-wrap product range, which is popular amongst SCBA maintenance officers who value the operational cost savings associated with the cylinder’s unlimited life.”