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We Protect People.

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About Us.

We Protect People.

MCR Safety has been an innovator in the manufacture and supply of work gloves and safety glasses for over 70 years and we’re very proud of our rich heritage. We are a global provider of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with offices and distribution centres in the UK, Europe, the America's, Africa and Asia.

It was back in 1953 when Parmelee Ltd was established in the UK to manufacture eye protection. Over the years we have been known as Parmelee, Parmelee Safety, Parmelee eyewear solution and now as MCR Safety.

It was in 2013 when our parent company US Safety was acquired by MCR Safety from Memphis that we became part of the MCR Safety family. MCR Safety have a rich history in work gloves, safety glasses and protective clothing which stretches over 40 years in the USA and are also one of the leading manufacturers in the Americas.

In January 2020, Tornado Gloves became part of the MCR Safety family infusing 20 years of glove expertise and further enhancing the choice of hand protection we’re able to offer our clients. Tornado Gloves was originally established in 2001 and quickly became recognised as a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of safety gloves across a wide spectrum of industry. The esteemed brand now continues to grow as part of the MCR Safety portfolio.

We work closely with our clients locally, nationally and globally to help them implement the most appropriate PPE solutions to suit their individual needs. For us, it’s not just about supplying a product, it’s the supporting services that enrich your experience as a partner of MCR Safety.
Innovative work gloves and safety glasses

Innovation Through Forward Thinking

Using the latest precision manufacturing equipment with the latest in material technologies, we know we can provide you with market leading hand and eye protection.

We’re continuously researching new technologies which enable us to venture into new industry sectors and we encourage businesses to contact us in relation to their specific needs. We’re always happy to work closely with new clients to develop exactly what they’re looking for.

New Netherlands Distribution Centre

As our business expands further into Europe it’s been necessary to seek premises from which we can operate. In the Spring of 2022, we secured a brand new, sustainably built office and warehouse facility on the Ambachtsezoom Business Park, close to Hendrik in the Netherlands.

It’s conveniently located adjacent to the A16, an important road link connecting Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Breda and Antwerp. The modern, purpose-built unit has a premium finish and a great set of green credentials. We have warehousing, office space over two floors, a reception area and our own dedicated parking bays.

Sustainability is of utmost importance to us, and this building definitely delivers. The entire business park is inspired by ‘Cradle to Cradle’ design ethics. A system modeled on nature that is not only efficient but also essentially waste free and considerate of future generations.

All building materials are 100% recyclable with a high ‘R’ value which means they have better thermal resistance and therefore increased insulation performance. Better insulation has obvious energy-saving benefits and will allow us to further reduce our carbon footprint.

The ‘Living Walls’ are not only beautiful but greenery on the exterior of a building helps remove air pollutants, reduce temperature, and minimise external noise. It’s also good for stimulating productivity, creativity, and a sense of wellbeing.

The roof of the building has 108 solar panels to provide all our power. We have completely gas-free air conditioning with swirl diffusers that can either cool or heat. Outside in the car park, we have the option of adding multiple charging points for electric vehicles.

We invested a great deal of time and energy into finding the right place for us and after almost a year, we’re very well to our eco-friendly surroundings.
Specialist and technologists in work gloves and safety glasses
"We Protect People"
is at the heart of our business, you will see it on our website, our literature and all our communications.
It is our mission, our passion and it’s what we do!

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