East London Bus Group was the first operator to initiate proper trials with the safeTpunch on operating routes in South East London. The devices were installed and presented to both the management of ELBG and Transport for London representatives at the Plumstead ELBG depot.
This trial was pivotal to the acceptance and approval of safeTpunch by the UK’s Vehicle & Operator Standards Agency. In light of the regulatory requirements, under UNCEC R107, for break glass tools, approval for safeTpunch from V.O.S.A was granted immediately.
Wrightbus, our defacto design consultants won the contract to be manufacturers of the New Bus for London, which is arguably the most visible and photographed bus in the world, and our highest profile vehicle, use safeTpunch as their emergency exit equipment.
safeTpunch is currently installed on Wrightbus, MCV Egypt, Optare, Ashok Leyland Hino, Iveco, Elhurt Otokar, Geemac , Daimler, Evobus, Daimler Benz VDL BYD, Cartridge, Marco Polo, Caetanobus and Carlyle Bus Group to name just a few bus manufacturers. Yellow metal manufacturer – Bell Equipment, PSV Glass and TVS Supply Chain Solutions are also using safeTpunch.
Furthermore, safeTpunch is included in Alexander Dennis Limited’s and Wrightbus’ manufacturing Bill of Materials (BOM) – for all new vehicles. In short safeTpunch is now standard equipment for any new build unless clients specify otherwise.
Product design modifications over the years has culminated with the newest safeTpunch designs called the STP40F and the STP40D. Patented in 42 countries worldwide these products radically simplify material, shorten production time and reduce cost.