Airmaster announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire fire protection services company Celsius Fire and its Queensland operations, Fire2U. This further strengthens Airmaster's fire services capability, having recently acquired Melbourne-based Specialised Fire Protection.
Through this acquisition, Airmaster continues to grow its suite of in-house knowledge and expertise in fire services. For Celsius Fire and Fire2U customers, this means a continuation of the high level of service and attention to detail that they are accustomed to.
Airmaster, with 13 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand, offers extensive career path and professional growth opportunities for Celsius Fire and Fire2U employees.
With over 20 years of experience, Celsius Fire and Fire2U have a customer portfolio that includes both small and large facilities, including multi-state portfolios with government departments, hospitals and commercial office buildings. Between them, Celsius Fire and Fire2U have four offices across New South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria.
By leveraging 33 years in building services and HVAC&R management along with Celsius Fire and Fire2U's extensive experience, Airmaster adds a further number of fully-trained and qualified fire specialists and technicians to deliver an industry-leading fire and essential services solutions offering.
Noel Courtney, CEO of Airmaster, is excited to welcome Celsius Fire and Fire2U to the Airmaster family and is looking forward to realising further success for all companies.
“Since 1988, Airmaster has continued to develop and evolve through considerable knowledge and experience in the technical services and facilities management industry. Through strong growth in Airmaster’s fire and essential safety capabilities, this further acquisition of a fire protection services business accelerates this within key geographies,” said Courtney.
“We would like to welcome Karen and the team to Airmaster, and we look forward to working together to deliver our enhanced, industry-leading solution to the market,” he added.
Simon Rickard, Managing Director of Airmaster Fire, is enthusiastic about what Celsius Fire and Fire2U employees bring to Airmaster by way of their skills, knowledge, and positive attitudes.
“Karen is a success story in the fire protection services industry, with Celsius Fire and Fire2U viewed as being among Australia's industry leaders. It is a testament to Karen and her team the success they have collectively achieved. Airmaster looks forward to continuing to grow upon the high standard of service delivery that Celsius Fire and Fire2U have provided their customers over many years,” said Rickard.
Karen Hunt, Managing Director of Celsius Fire and Fire2U, is looking forward to being an integral part of the Airmaster team and is excited by the growth opportunities for their existing customers, as well as potential new customers.
“By teaming up with Airmaster, we will be able to offer our customers an expanded service and product offering and allows us to become an even more valuable partner to them. Our highly-skilled workforce, added to Airmaster’s experience and resources in technical and building services, makes this an exciting time for us” said Hunt.
“We are thrilled to become a part of the Airmaster Group, an organisation that shares the same vision for client-centric solutions. We look forward to seeing the positive impact we will make together for our customers,” she added.
Karen and the 150 current employees will become Airmaster employees, whilst continuing to operate from their existing offices in Chatswood (NSW), Albury (NSW), Virginia (Queensland), and Clayton (Victoria).
Airmaster, a member of the Daikin Group of Companies, is an award-winning building services company, providing HVAC&R management, smart building solutions, and fire services across Australia, New Zealand, and South-East Asia. Founded in Melbourne in 1988 and with 13 branches and 900-plus employees across Australia and New Zealand, Airmaster's holistic approach to building management makes for a comprehensive range of service offerings.
Airmaster launched its fire division – Airmaster Fire, in July 2017, offering a complete Fire and Essential Safety solution to complement Airmaster’s existing suite of HVAC&R products, services, and technologies.
Since then, Airmaster Fire has developed a strong presence in the industry, delivering fire and essential safety services to customers and iconic sites such as Telstra, Rialto Tower, ANZ, The University of Sydney, QV Melbourne, Stockland, and Colliers.
About Celsius Fire and Fire2U
Celsius Fire and Fire2U provides complete fire protection services, equipment, training, and compliance. Headquartered in Chatswood in Sydney’s lower north shore, Celsius Fire has a further two branches in Albury, NSW, and Clayton, Victoria. Fire2U is based out of their head office in Virginia, Queensland, completing the network of four branches.
Celsius Fire and Fire2U's 150 employees specialise in fire services requirements across facilities management assets, having demonstrated their abilities across a multitude of organisations and sectors including aged care, government, and strata facilities across Australia.