EA-RS Group acquires Air Projects Ltd further accelerating one solution offering
EA-RS Group, a provider of intelligent, sustainable, and compliant fire and security systems, today announced that Air Projects Ltd, a leading ventilation and air treatment specialist, has joined the Group. Air Projects is the seventh company EA-RS Group have acquired since last year, which includes CCSS Fire & Security, AST London, UK Security Doors, Crane Communications, Firesec Compliance and Essex Fire Sprinklers.
Based in Leicester, Air Projects cover the whole of the UK and specialise in Healthcare and Commercial projects of all sizes from basic extraction systems to hospital theatres and laboratories. Air Projects provide expert advice on an array of services in Ventilation, Fume Extraction, Fire Damper Testing and Healthcare Compliance.
Guy Ellis, Partner at Rockpool said, “A big welcome to Shaun and the Air Projects team into the EA-RS Group. The team bring a new set of services and skillsets to offer EA-RS clients that we are excited to collectively explore and expand on. The acquisition represents the seventh acquisition in the last twelve months for EA-RS, a fantastic achievement by the management team as they continue to consolidate this highly fragmented market”.
Alan Wheal, CEO of EA-RS Group said, “When Shaun and his family business, Air Projects, was introduced to us, we were looking for a Fire Damper specialist, but we found much more. Air Projects passion for excellence in delivering healthcare and operating theatre clean air systems, alongside many critical infrastructure clients, gives us a firm foundation to build off their long-term client relationships. We will be offering Air projects services across the EA-RS Group client base, including fully certified damper control and AOV installation and maintenance services through our passive fire protection division. We are delighted to have Air Projects join the group”.
Shaun Sutton, Managing Director of Air Projects said, “The Directors at Air Projects are delighted to become part of the EA-RS Group and excited about the opportunities that this opens for us all. The values that have underpinned and developed our family business based on “client needs come first” and consistently striving for improvement are mirrored by the core values of the EA-RS Group. We are extremely fortunate to have found a supportive and collaborative team of likeminded professionals to continue the growth of Air Projects and the EA-RS Group”.
This acquisition supports the Group’s strategy to further broaden its geographic reach and to present new opportunities throughout the UK. Additionally, Air Projects accelerates the Group’s ‘One Solution’ offering and delivers a new service to the group; Fire Damper testing. The acquisition will expand both organisations’ range of services to their respective client bases, facilitating growth and enabling synergies between all businesses within the Group.
In 2021, EARS Group was backed by Rockpool Investments and RCL, with both providing capital to make possible the Group’s buy and build strategy to consolidate the UK fire and security market.