UK based AFM expands its fire alarm know-how with the purchase of ARC Fire Safety Limited’s Channel Islands division

UK based AFM Wednesday expanded its fire alarm expertise with an investment that will see it buy ARC Fire Safety Ltd’s Channel Island’s unit. ARC Fire Safety Limited’s Channel Islands division is a specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of wireless fire alarm systems. The Southampton based firm commenced its operations in Guernsey back in 2003 when it was hired to design, install and commission radio fire alarm systems to Channel Island schools, as well as historic buildings in the Island.

With that, the firm went into an expansion strategy that saw it establish a local office two years ago to service its expanding client base in Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney. Darren Etasse, AFM’s commercial director said the firm has cultivated a close partnership with Arc that has seen them partner on a number of commercial and residential projects. With that background, the arrival of an opportunity to buy the Channel Islands unit of ARC presented a significant opportunity for expansion, said Etasse.

It will enable AFM expand its Fire and Security Department within the Channel Islands, he added. With the transaction, erstwhile ARC sales and technical manager Steve Bonsall has moved to AF and will join AFM’s client relationship team, following the purchase of the business and will continue to provide support for all existing customers.

AFM has developed a reputation for being a forward-thinking company that delivers the very best services to their clients, said Etasse. The firm now has the ability to design and install full radio-based/wireless fire alarm detection systems without having to damage walls or cause major inconvenience to the day to day operation of the building, during installation, Mr. Etasse added.

ARC Fire Safety Ltd provides design, installation and ongoing service and maintenance of fire alarms, emergency lighting, nurse call and security systems such as intruder alarms, CCTV and Access Control. ARC Fire Safety has become one of the U.K.’s leading specialists in the area of radio or wireless fire alarm systems.

The firm is one of the foremost names in the fire industry for radio fire systems, and is regularly recommended by the manufacturers to look at specialist applications. ARC Fire Safety has steadily grown its customer base through a commitment to delivering a high standard of customer service and post installation maintenance.

20 Oct 2010.