Tyco acquires Westfire Inc.
U.S. operations of global acquisition strengthen Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s special hazards fire protection capabilities for mining, telecommunications and energy markets
WESTMINSTER, Massachusetts, November 14, 2013 – Tyco announced today the acquisition of Westfire Inc., a leader in special hazards fire protection whose operations in the United States will become part of Tyco SimplexGrinnell.
The Tyco acquisition includes Westfire’s US operations and its business in Chile and Peru. Westfire provides critical special-hazard detection and suppression applications in mining, telecommunications and other vertical markets. Westfire’s full range of fire protection capabilities includes hazard analysis as well as system design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance.
In the United States, Westfire’s vertical market expertise and highly skilled team of engineers and technicians strengthen SimplexGrinnell’s ability to meet the special hazards fire protection needs of customers in the mining, telecommunications, energy and data storage industries.
“Westfire is a powerful addition to Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s capabilities,” said Bob Chauvin, President of SimplexGrinnell. “Westfire’s engineering, installation and service expertise, combined with Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s comprehensive special hazards capabilities, creates an exceptional combination of solutions to help customers throughout North America. In addition, this acquisition expands Tyco’s service capabilities for the mining industry in Chile and provides an entry into the Peruvian market, both of which are important growth markets for Tyco.”
Westfire’s US operations are concentrated in the Western United States, with offices located in Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle. SimplexGrinnell has over 100 company-owned and operated offices in the United States, including offices serving the territories covered by Westfire.
Tyco is the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. A company with $10+ billion in revenue, Tyco has over 70,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business. For more information, visit the new www.tyco.com.
SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco business, is a longtime leader in fire and life safety, with one million customers and a history that dates back to the mid 1800s. SimplexGrinnell is advancing safety and security with a comprehensive array of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, emergency communications, integrated security, sound, and healthcare communications systems and services. SimplexGrinnell has 10,000 employees and serves customers through 150 company-owned offices in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.simplexgrinnell.com.
Westfire, Inc. is a special applications fire protection company with operations in South America and the United States. Founded in 1990, Westfire provides fire protection systems and services for specialized markets that include mining, telecommunications, energy and data centers. Westfire offers special hazards system design and installation as well as a complete range of services. Westfire has US offices in Dallas, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City as well as locations in Chile and Peru. For more information, visit www.westfire.com.