Beaulieu Fibres International awarded prestigious FM Global “Highly Protected Risk” (HPR) status for production site in Wielsbeke
- HPR is the highest status a plant can achieve for fire risk prevention and protection
- The site Beaulieu Fibres International is the fourth in the Beaulieu International Group to reach HPR status
- Underlines Group’s commitment to risk prevention at B.I.G. sites & to reinforcing our strong business contingency plan
Beaulieu Fibres International, one of the leading polyolefin staple fibre producers, is pleased to announce the achievement of Highly Protected Risk (HPR) status for its production site in Wielsbeke, a designation that means a facility meets the highest industry standards for property protection.
HPR status was awarded by FM Global, Beaulieu International Group’s (B.I.G.) industrial property and business interruption insurer for the past three years. The company offers B.I.G a unique concept that supports the Group in reducing its exposure to loss and increasing its business resilience. A dedicated worldwide team of engineers focuses on providing assistance and protection of its assets, helping the Group to achieve a higher level of risk protection.
The Beaulieu Fibres International site produces high performance fibres for a large variety of applications and market segments. It scored exceptionally well in its FM Global assessment which focused on aspects including fire protection, protection against natural hazards, mechanical breakdown of machinery, cyber risks and consequent business interruption.
Its overall risk mark of 83 ranks it within the top 25% of its industry for fire risk prevention and protection.
Commenting on the Award, Maria Teresa Tomaselli, Global Sales Director Fibres, said: “This HPR fibre production site reinforces strongly our supply chain security and demonstrates our engagement towards our customers and partners. Our contingency planning and risk management are essential, well-considered elements within our long-term business strategy to demanding sectors such as Automotive, Geotextiles, Flooring industries.”