Tyco acquires fire protection firm Westfire Inc.

Tyco announced today the acquisition of Westfire Inc., a provider of special hazards fire protection whose operations in the United States will become part of Tyco SimplexGrinnellThe acquisition includes Westfire’s US operations and its business in Chile and Peru.

Westfire provides critical special-hazard detection and suppression applications in mining, telecommunications and other vertical markets. Westfire’s full range of fire protection capabilities includes hazard analysis as well as system design, installation, testing, inspection and maintenance. 

In the United States, Westfire’s vertical market expertise and highly skilled team of engineers and technicians strengthen SimplexGrinnell’s ability to meet the special hazards fire protection needs of customers in the mining, telecommunications, energy and data storage industries, according to Tyco's press release.

“Westfire is a powerful addition to Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s capabilities,” Bob Chauvin, President of SimplexGrinnell, said in the release. “Westfire’s engineering, installation and service expertise, combined with Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s comprehensive special hazards capabilities, creates an exceptional combination of solutions to help customers throughout North America. In addition, this acquisition expands Tyco’s service capabilities for the mining industry in Chile and provides an entry into the Peruvian market, both of which are important growth markets for Tyco.”

Westfire’s US operations are concentrated in the Western United States, with offices located in Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle. SimplexGrinnell has more than 100 company-owned and operated offices in the United States, including offices serving the territories covered by Westfire.