Safety solutions provider, BBF Safety Group, highlights the leading role its Nikki brand of hard hats has played in the industry for over 15 years, particularly in the harshest of environments.

Deane Nothard. Image supplied by BBF Safety

Deane Nothard. Image supplied by BBF Safety

“It is one of the hardest performing hard hats on the market today and has established a name for itself in terms of providing the best balance of performance and quality at great value,” comments Marketing Manager Deane Nothard. Two shell types are available, known respectively as Nikki I and Nikki II.

“Nikki has been very successful over the years, working with customers and developing for South African environments,” says Nothard. Nikki’s acceptance and proven performance in the industry, is testament to how entrenched the product is in the local market.

“Nikki is definitely one of the heaviest duty hard hats available, especially given the fact it is specified throughout a number of industries,” says Nothard. The Nikki 1 is also one of the few of its kind to be made from 100% virgin ABS for significantly higher durability and strength. This makes it a premium hard hat for particularly arduous applications, but at a mid-level price point that continues to boost its popularity.

Nikki’s local manufacturing heritage. Image supplied by BBF Safety

Nikki’s local manufacturing heritage. Image supplied by BBF Safety

The Nikki II also does not compromise on quality, using only virgin polypropylene. Both the Nikki I and II have a unique bridged construction, placing them amongst the best side-impact protection hats in the market.

To ensure consistency and quality, the BBF Safety Group recently invested in new moulds, further mould refurbishments and testing equipment.

“These investments are critical to maintain Nikki’s status in the market and ensure its continued longevity. Unfortunately, some of these upgrades caused some production downtime earlier this year. But our production is running flat out again, and our warehouse is well-stocked,” adds Nothard.

The strong heritage of Nikki is due to its tried-and-tested performance over the years, together with the BBF Safety Group using 1 005 virgin materials and investing in local R&D for local environments and in-house testing to ensure compliance.

Nikki has a unique construction and benefits from significant investments in materials and quality testing. It is not a product that can easily be replaced – ask for Nikki by name,” insists Nothard.

As for Nikki’s commitment to locally manufactured products, Nothard concludes: “Nikki’s heritage as a locally manufactured product, servicing local industries and contributing to the local economy, reflects the BBF Safety Group’s ethos to champion local manufacturing and being a trusted partner in safety.”