Founded in 1985, Kentec is an end-to-end manufacturer, employing around 240 members of staff in its production facility, head office and research and developments departments. Today Kentec is a wholly-owned subsidiary (and stand-alone business) of the Hochiki Corporation based in Japan with 100 years of heritage in the fire industry.
Kentec is proud to claim that all of its extinguishant and fire detection panels are designed and built in Kent, England.
Kentec Electronics made its name as a world-leader in the manufacturer and supply of extinguishant panels and today can claim a renowned reputation in supplying award-winning analogue addressable fire detection as well. More recently Kentec added to its already impressive stable of products wireless fire detection systems.
Protection of people, building and assets from a fire is a paramount concern to any organisation. Keeping a site safe is not the only priority but with the risk of physical damage and financial loss resulting from a fire, there is also the risk to operational performance and reputation, so a reliable and responsive fire system that can respond rapidly to any situation is required.
Early warning fire systems and detection technology can detect a fire, and in the case of extinguishant detection, it can also automatically release a fire suppression agent to eliminate fire within seconds. Stopping a fire within the first few moments can reduce or avoid damage to equipment and assets and subsequent loss of operational productivity.
In addition to design and manufacture, Kentec provides technical support specified to the local standards and customer requirements of over 90 countries worldwide. With a commitment to meeting the needs of individual national markets, Kentec has achieved a global reputation, resulting in its life safety systems being installed in numerous prestigious sites across the world.
Kentec manufactures products approved to EN54, EN12094, UL, FM, NFPA and marine classification societies.