Fire protection specialist A&F Sprinklers Ltd is continuing growth and industry dominance with the acquisition of Hall Fire Protection Ltd from administration. The sale secures the future of Hall’s 111 employees and its Greater Manchester site and strengthens the industry leading profile of the A&F Sprinklers group of businesses.
Rochdale based A&F Sprinklers has an established and expert position in the industry with its services and technologies the products of choice for high profile retailers, commercial and residential sectors, as well as distribution and construction industries.
Buying Hall out of administration, the A&F Sprinklers deal creates one of country’s largest independently owned fire sprinkler companies and is considered to be one of the largest acquisitions in the sector in recent times.
The Worsely site will now operate as A&F Sprinkler Services Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary, with A&F Sprinklers managing director Mark Stansfield presiding over both companies. Publicly announcing the acquisition he said:
“This is a significant step in our growth strategy within the UK fire protection industry. The services offered by this new company are highly complementary to our strong core business. The seamless transfer of business to A&F Sprinklers Services Ltd consolidates our leading brand position, protects skills, creates a solid platform for future development and provides enhanced fire protection services which ultimately save lives, property and the environment.”
Reflecting A&F Sprinklers’ high profile service protecting properties from the immediate devastating consequences of fire and enabling business continuity in the event of an incident, this acquisition further consolidates the region’s leading position in the industry.
This acquisition complements A&F Sprinklers’ national integrated design and installation capabilities and harnesses the scale and strategically located engineers of the former Hall Fire Protection workforce. An LPC Level 4 certified contractor, both companies are authorised to install and service any sprinkler system in the UK.
Clients will benefit from the synergy in the skills and expertise of both sets of employees with the companies offering broader coverage and faster responses and further blends main contracting, multiworks, rapid contracts and servicing. In addition, it strengthens the wider A&F Sprinkler Group portfolio which also includes Fire-Mech Fixings Ltd providing fabrication of bespoke bracketry to the Fire and Mechanical industries and the sole UK and Ireland distributor of the Gr8lok grooved fittings product range from American company Anvil International.
As well as bringing job security to the employees at the Worsley site the acquisition also promises potential for the wider economic community. With an expanded customer base and further growth anticipated, the business is indicating that 10 – 15 new positions could be created over the next year.
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