The Pro-Brella is the only umbrella that we feel can claim the phrase “sunshine on a rainy day”. With the recent installation of a large array of solar PV panels on the warehouse roof, the UK printing and production factory of the Pro-Brella golf umbrella has been transformed, and is now on target to becoming “carbon negative” during 2011.
The “upgraded” site has just been officially opened by former Manchester United Captain Gary Neville and MP Andrew Stunnell, with great press coverage. This is culmination of many years of work by the makers of the Pro-Brella with solar power now complementing existing wind turbines and water generation to ensure that more than half the energy is generated from renewable sources. The offices are heated and cooled using a geothermal source and have achieved an EPC (energy performance certificate) of A+. Only 14 buildings in England have managed this.
The work on this carbon reduction programme at the Pro-Brella factory is continuing. A hydro generation plant on the weir of the River Don is currently being installed.
Despite all this work, the makers of the Pro-Brella will still be praying for rainy days so that their high quality umbrellas will be needed by brands both big and small!
The Pro-Brella is one of the most popular golf umbrellas available. With a large number of colours to choose from (poles, panels, handles and spikes), you can create something unique to your brand. This storm proof umbrella comes with solid steel or fibreglass ribs (to prevent spraining). Branding wise, the Pro-Brella can either be screen printed or printed up to full colour process, with pantone panel matching. As umbrellas go, the Pro-Brella is about a versatile as it gets!