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Airmaster, which is a member of the Daikin Group of Companies, has entered into an agreement to acquire fire protection services company, Specialised Fire Protection.

Through this acquisition, which was announced yesterday, Airmaster will build upon its portfolio of specialist in-house knowledge and expertise in fire services, while continuing to provide the usual high level of service provided to customers.

Airmaster will offer extensive career path opportunities to existing Specialised Fire Protection employees.

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 delivering all aspects of fire protection projects from design through to installation.

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, said he is looking forward to the growth opportunities that the acquisition provides, and is 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,” he said.

“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.

“We would like to welcome Mohammed Mohtadi and the team to Airmaster, and we look forward to an exciting future together,” he added.

Mohammed Mohtadi is the director of Specialised Fire Protection.

“Forging this partnership with Airmaster makes perfect sense for both companies. In doing so, we are combining two respected industry leaders, both with a strong and loyal customer base,” Mohtadi said.

“Airmaster’s proven business model in building and technical services complements Specialised Fire Protection’s strengths in bespoke fire protection management.

“Both Specialised Fire Protection and Airmaster share the same values, culture and vision that will only further strengthen our customer relationships. This partnership combines our collective skills, expertise, scale and resources in order to realise the growth aspirations and potential of both companies.”

Airmaster Fire managing director, Simon Rickard, said he is enthusiastic about what Specialised Fire Protection employees bring to Airmaster by way of their skills and knowledge.

 “Mohammed has built this business from the ground up, with the company viewed as an industry-leader in fire protection. It is testament to him and his team the success they have collectively achieved,” Rickard said.

“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 1 April 2021.

Mohtadi, and the 51 current Specialised Fire Protection employees will become Airmaster employees, while continuing to operate from their current premises in Coburg, in Melbourne's inner north.

Airmaster has 13 branches and 900-plus employees across Australia and New Zealand.

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