Life safety solutions manufacturer Hochiki Europe (UK) has appointed Graham Lowe as its new managing director. Lowe – who previously held the position of sales director – has worked for the business for more than 20 years and built up four decades of experience within the life safety industry.
Lowe’s appointment has been announced in the wake of a successful financial year at Hochiki Europe, with the business celebrating a record annual turnover for 2016-2017.
Lowe joined Hochiki Europe in 1996 as regional sales manager for the Northern region. Throughout his career, which has been spent in various roles within the company, he has developed expertise in all aspects of the life safety industry – from electrical engineering and the design of fire detection systems through to sales and senior management.
Commenting on his appointment, Lowe informed Risk UK: “Over the last decade, Hochiki Europe has continued to lead the way in the design and manufacture of innovative life safety solutions. This last year has been an especially exciting one for the business. We were able to strengthen our position in the Italian market with the acquisition of Device and Electronic Systems (DES srl) and the creation of Hochiki Italia. We also increased our presence in Africa by investing in our sales team presence in the region.”
Lowe continued: “Over the years, I’ve been involved with some fantastic projects at Hochiki Europe, including the installation of our technology at London St Pancras Station as well as the creation of the company’s international Research and Development Centre. Going forward, I will be helping the business to grow its position as a leading life safety systems manufacturer in the international overseas markets, as well as supporting the development of an in-depth product range which will match the evolving needs and expectations of our customers.”