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Airmaster acquires Specialised Fire Protection

Airmaster has entered into an agreement to acquire fire protection services company Specialised Fire Protection.

Through this acquisition, Airmaster says it will build upon its portfolio of specialist in-house knowledge and expertise in fire services, while continuing to service Specialised Fire Protection customers.

“With over 50 years of combined experience, and a customer base that includes BHP Billiton, University of Melbourne, Federation Square and RMIT University, Specialised Fire Protection has built a strong reputation in the industry for being a one-stop-shop through their ability to deliver all aspects of fire protection projects from design through to installation, all to the highest possible standards,” says Airmaster.

“By leveraging this extensive experience, along with 33 years in business across Australia and New Zealand, Airmaster will add to its current number of fully trained and qualified fire specialists and technicians to deliver an industry-leading fire and essential services solutions offering.”

Airmaster CEO Noel Courtney, M.AIRAH, is looking forward to the growth opportunities that the acquisition provides. He’s excited to welcome Specialised Fire Protection to the Airmaster family.

“Since 1988, we have developed and formed a strong team with considerable knowledge and experience in the technical services and facilities management industry,” says Courtney.

“Building on strong growth in Airmaster’s fire and essential safety capabilities, the acquisition accelerates this within key geographies, building on opportunities for the combined group to continue to deliver an enhanced, industry-leading solution to the market.”

Specialised Fire Protection Director Mohammed Mohtadi reciprocates the sentiment.

“Forging this partnership with Airmaster makes perfect sense for both companies,” says Mohtadi. “In doing so, we are combining two respected industry leaders, both with a strong and loyal customer base. Airmaster’s proven business model in building and technical services complements Specialised Fire Protection’s strengths in bespoke fire protection management.”

Simon Rickard is Managing Director of Airmaster Fire – Airmaster’s fire division launched in 2017 – and is enthusiastic about what Specialised Fire Protection’s employees bring to Airmaster.

“Mohammed has built this business from the ground up, with the company viewed as industry leaders in fire protection,” says Rickard.

“It is testament to him and his team the success they have collectively achieved. Airmaster looks forward to continuing to grow upon the strong delivery of services and solutions that Specialised Fire Protection have provided their customers over many years.”

The acquisition will be formally recognised on April 1, 2021. Mohtadi and the 51 Specialised Fire Protection employees will become Airmaster employees, while continuing to operate from the company’s current premises in Coburg, in Melbourne’s inner north.

Feature image (left to right): Isao Tsumura, Affil.AIRAH, Managing Director – Daikin Australia; Mohammed Mohtadi, Director – Specialised Fire Protection; Noel Courtney, M.AIRAH, CEO – Airmaster Australia

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