Work in the automotive industry?

PPE is a must for those working in the automotive industry but how do you ensure you’re getting the right protection? uvex design and manufacture personal protective products to suit the many job roles across the automotive manufacturing sector. Whether you work for one of the mainstream producers, a sports, commercial or public transport manufacturer, an automotive supply chain components company or you are just starting out on an engineering apprenticeship, uvex has a range of product solutions to mitigate workplace risk, ensuring all day safety and comfort.

With protecting people at its core, uvex PPE incorporates numerous technologies to enhance safety, functionality and wearer comfort. By doing so, our products not only keep workplace hazards to a minimum, we can help prevent long-term health risks, enhance employee wellbeing which in turn has a positive effect on performance and productivity.

770,000 people employed across the UK in the automotive sector

41,000 people employed in UK motorsport - 25,000 are engineers

161,000 people directly employed in manufacturing

gif showing the main challenges automotive employees face

As a European manufacturer we understand that many companies in the UK automotive sector are committed to the target of zero emissions across the entire supply chain. As a producer with high in-house production we consider the environmental impact of all of our processes and place high value on the responsible use of resources, people and protection techniques to ensure minimal environmental impact.

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As Europe’s largest glove manufacturer, uvex understands that our hands are just as important to protect as any other part of the body. Our hands which allow us to feel, grip and hold even the smallest of objects, have 27 bones and 17,000 receptors. We use them all day, every day at work and at home, making them deserving of the best possible protection. The uvex range of safety gloves is subject to the most stringent control measures ensuring first-class quality. Together with our North American partner HexArmor®, an exclusive licensee of SuperFabric® brand material, we are able to offer a glove solution for almost all workplace hazards. Discover our range best suited to the automotive industry below:

uvex C500 sleeve

uvex C500 sleeve

The uvex C500 cut resistant sleeve integrates the superior mechanical performance and excellent comfort of the uvex C500 gloves into a protective arm sleeve. Offering outstanding cut protection for the forearm, ideal for sharp-edge work like metal sheet or glass handling.

uvex athletic all-round assembly glove

uvex athletic all-round assembly glove

This cost-effective, dirt-resistant glove is designed for use all around your production facility, from assembly to logistics or for general low-risk handling. Suitable for men and women thanks to the smooth, flexible slim-fit design. The fine-knit gives sensitivity of touch and the porous, highly abrasion-resistant microfoam coating helps to reduce perspiration.

uvex phynomic x-foam HV safety glove

uvex phynomic x-foam HV safety glove

An innovative easy-tear glove designed specifically to reduce the risk of injuries when working with rotating tools. A seamless break section is integrated into the fingers of the uvex phynomic x-foam HV, reducing the tear resistance should it become caught in machinery.

uvex phynomic XG safety glove

uvex phynomic XG safety glove

With its innovative Xtra Grip aqua-polymer foam coating, the uvex phynomic XG sets new standards in grip when working with oily items. A general handling glove used in low cut risk areas, it is especially light, flexible and extremely durable.

uvex phynomic C5 cut protection glove

uvex phynomic C5 cut protection glove

The uvex phynomic C5 is a lightweight and sensitive cut protection glove for mechanical activities providing level C cut resistance. Featuring very good mechanical abrasion resistance thanks to the damp-resistant aqua-polymer foam coating.

HexArmor Helix® 2076

Hexarmor Helix® 2076

A glove that offers the highest level cut protection (Level F) whilst delivering unbelievable dexterity. Designed for high risk applications that you may have on site, this glove offers 360° degree cut protection, superior grip and abrasion resistance.

uvex u-fit disposable protection glove

uvex u-fit disposable protection glove

Single use glove with fantastic dexterity, can be used when handling oily parts, in the paint shop or conducting inspection work.

uvex u-chem 3200 chemical protection glove

uvex u-chem 3200 chemical protection glove

A gauntlet-style glove, designed to offer good protection in even the most oily environments, can also be used with CNC machines where there is the use of coolants.

Download uvex automotive glove matrix

Download our interactive glove matrix to help choose the right glove solution for your area of application.

Being on your feet all day, which many job roles require within production facilities, has an impact on the entire body. Standing for prolonged periods on hard concrete floors can exacerbate musculoskeletal disorders or conditions such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer toe or those with diabetic sores leading to early onset fatigue, a reduction in concentration or time off work. Often anti-fatigue matting is only placed around work stations but employees rarely stay in one spot throughout the day. uvex has developed various footwear options, all designed to help combat fatigue, making it easy to find the right style for your environment. Take a look at our case studies to see how uvex footwear has improved safety and wellbeing for our customers.

Heckel RUN-R safety shoes

Heckel RUN-R

Heckel RUN-R safety shoes deliver shock absorption, ergonomic fit, low weight and excellent climate characteristics, ensuring maximum performance and redefining the limits for safety footwear.

uvex 1 ladies

uvex 1 ladies

The uvex 1 ladies range of safety footwear has been manufactured specifically for the shape of the female foot.

uvex 2 trend

uvex 2 trend

Whether working in the assembly hall or on the production line, indoors or outdoors, the uvex 2 trend safety footwear range incorporates numerous proven technologies at an affordable price.

uvex 2 safety footwear range

uvex 2 safety footwear range

uvex 2 ultra light safety shoes and boots are perfectly suited to outdoor applications due to high grip PU soles.

uvex 1 safety footwear range

uvex 1 safety footwear range

uvex 1 safety shoes and boots combine innovative safety footwear technologies with modern and functional design.

uvex 1 business safety footwear range

uvex 1 business safety footwear range

Save time during your working day with the uvex 1 business, designed to take you seamlessly from your desk to the body shop and straight into a quality control meeting.

What our customers say

uvex 1 reduces foot ache by 53% and improves comfort by 38%
uvex 1 improves safety and delight wearers

Safety glasses, overspecs and full-vision safety goggles

Whether you need safety glasses, goggles, over specs or prescription glasses, uvex develops and produces innovative safety eyewear in its plant in Bavaria, Germany which meets the highest quality standards through stringent testing in its own test centre. Every uvex product must fulfil the exacting uvex standards that measure functionality, ergonomics, durability and wearer comfort.

uvex overspecs

Overspecs

The uvex super OTG offers something completely different to the traditional style many prescription wearers are familiar with. Designed not to sit on top of prescription spectacle side arms the unique hard to soft side arms mould perfectly to the wearer offering a flexible, ultra-soft, low pressure fit.

uvex pheos cx2 is a close-fitting goggle

Goggles

uvex has a range of goggles in its collection to suit most people. From close fitting, wraparound options to revolutionary frameless lens designs with exceptional field of vision all uvex goggles deliver edge to edge crystal clear clarity.

Permanent lens coatings

Permanent lens coatings

uvex is the world leader in lens coating technology, delivering coatings that are permanently bonded to the lens and so do not wash or wear off, even after extended wear or repeated cleaning. With a range of coatings available, uvex is able to offer the right solution for your workplace. Find out more

uvex CBR65 lens tint

uvex CBR65 lens tint

Many workplaces are now fitted with LED lights, however, the bright harsh light can have a detrimental effect on employees, increasing strain on the eyes and surrounding muscles, causing them to fatigue quicker. Properly tinted safety eyewear, even indoors, can have a dramatic effect on the wearer’s vision, comfort and energy levels as well as concentration and productivity.

Comfortable and slip resistant

uvex pheos cx2

The soft seal component bonded directly onto the lens offers reliable protection from dust, splash and overspray and adapts perfectly to the wearer's face for high levels of comfort and 100% protection. The light spring effect of the side arms ensure the spectacles fit the head well, combining a secure yet pressure-free fit for maximum wearer comfort.

uvex UV400

uvex UV400

uvex which stands for UltraViolet EXclusion is unique to the rest of the safety eyewear market in that it offers UV400 as standard across its entire range. Although the EN166/170 standard stipulates all safety eyewear should provide UV protection up to 380 nm, the WHO together with latest scientific studies recommend UV protection up to 400nm.

Made within its own CO2 neutral facility in Höör, southern Sweden, uvex produces 30 million plugs per year using energy from renewable sources. It’s modern manufacturing, unique approach to energy sources involves minimal water consumption with no hazardous waste by-products. Together with its short transport routes to the UK and rest of Europe the products help reduce environmental pollution. Its innovative approach doesn’t stop there. uvex brings to the market truly inspired products to ensure anyone can find the right hearing protection solution for their workplace environment.

uvex xact-fit reusable earplugs

uvex xact-fit reusable earplugs

These innovative earplugs feature a unique oval design making them comfortable to wear even during periods of extended use. The pre-formed pins make it easier to insert and remove the earplugs. The uvex xact-fit reusable is available in two sizes.

uvex x-fit disposable earplugs and dispenser

uvex x-fit disposable earplugs

The ergonomically pre-shaped uvex x-fit disposable earplugs provide very strong insulation and are suitable for use in extremely loud environments. The soft foam of the earplugs provides a high level of comfort, even when worn for extended periods.

uvex hi-com disposable earplugs

uvex hi-com disposable earplugs

The innovative shape of the uvex hi-com earplugs reduces the level of sound that normally builds up in the inner ear when wearing hearing protection. Provide softer acoustics and absorb disruptive noises and allow excellent speech perception.


Next steps

All of the above products are available through our range of trusted distribution partners. Simply visit our dstributor locator to find your preferred distributor with no need to set up an account. Or alternatively, for further information and guidance on where to purchase uvex products simply contact your uvex representative who will be happy to assist, as well as recommend the most suitable PPE.

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