Securitas acquires UK security firm

Securitas announced last week that it has agreed to acquire the security services operations of Reliance Security Group in the UK.

According to a statement released by Securitas, Reliance Security Services has 8,000 employees and works in a wide range of sectors including guarding and mobile services, as well as aviation security and security specialist services.

The acquisition will make Securitas one of the largest providers of security services in the UK.

"The acquisition is in line with Securitas strategy for the security services operations in Europe, aiming to be among the top two largest security services companies in the markets where we operate," said Securitas President and CEO Alf Göransson. "The acquisition will substantially strengthen our operations in the United Kingdom both in terms of customer base and national coverage. It will give us a strong platform from which to continue our strategy of refinement and specialization of our services"