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Airmaster Acquires Specialised Fire Protection

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

Airmaster announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire fire protection services company, Specialised Fire Protection.

L-R: Isao Tsumura, Managing Director - Daikin Australia, Mohammed Mohtadi, Director - Specialised Fire Protection, Noel Courtney, CEO - Airmaster Australia

Through this acquisition, Airmaster will build upon its portfolio of specialist in-house knowledge and expertise in fire services, whilst continuing to provide the high level of service and attention to detail that Specialised Fire Protection customers are accustomed to.

Additionally, 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 have 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.

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.

Noel Courtney, CEO of Airmaster, 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. 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,” said Courtney.

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

Simon Rickard, Managing Director of Airmaster Fire, is enthusiastic about what Specialised Fire Protection’s employees bring to Airmaster by way of their skills, knowledge and positive attitudes.

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

Mohammed Mohtadi, Director of Specialised Fire Protection, 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.

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

“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,” he added.

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

About Airmaster

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 Specialised Fire Protection

Specialised Fire Protection is a Melbourne-based boutique fire services company, delivering complete, end-to-end management of fire protection, including design, supply and installation and service and maintenance.

Based in Coburg in Melbourne’s inner north, Specialised Fire Protection has a handpicked, dedicated and experienced team with years of retail and commercial project experience between them. All of whom are committed to delivering projects on time and on budget, all whilst exceeding customer expectations.

Click here to download the official Press Release.


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