Crane & EA-RS Group – Press Release

Crane & EA-RS Group - Press Release

EA-RS Group, a provider of intelligent, sustainable and compliant, fire and security systems and services, today announced that Crane Communications, a specialist in Fire, Security, Audio Visual and Data Systems has joined the Group.

Crane Communications is the fourth company EA-RS Group has acquired this year, following the successful acquisitions of CCSS Fire & Security, AST London, and the trade and assets of Essex Fire Sprinklers. These acquisitions follow the investment made into the business by Rockpool Investments and RCL Partners earlier this year.

Based in Northern Ireland, Crane serves the United Kingdom in Fire, Security, Data and Audio-Visual systems. With expertise in design, supply, installation, and maintenance, as well as various integrated technology systems,  Crane provides an array of services from CCTV, lighting, entertainment, access control, alarms, and AV, tailoring services for both commercial and domestic clients.

This acquisition will enable the EA-RS Group to broaden our geographic reach, opening new opportunities in NI and RoI markets. In addition, Crane will provide the Group with additional service offerings such as Audio-Visual Systems and will also facilitate access to London’s Commercial Security market.

We see the Northern Irish market as a significant opportunity for the group, particularly in critical infrastructure. The combination of Crane and EA-RS Group will assist in expanding both companies range of services to their respective client bases, facilitating further growth as well as enabling synergies between all businesses within the group.

Guy Ellis, Partner at Rockpool said, “Rockpool welcomes the team at Crane Communications into the EA-RS Group. The acquisition expands the geographical reach of the business into Northern Ireland, brings on board a first-class management team and adds a team of exceptionally high-quality engineers into the Group. We are delighted that EA-RS Group continues to exceed the ambitious expansion plans first set out at the beginning of the year.”

Alan Wheal, CEO of EA-RS Group said, “EA-RS Group’s acquisition of Crane Communications will offer us access to the Northern Irish market, making way for further developments in RoI, and the opportunity to build on our existing operations in London. This acquisition will accelerate our plans to provide a multi-disciplined offering across Fire, Security and Data, expanding our geographic reach and service offering. We would like to thank Rockpool and RCL partners for their continuous support in another acquisition.”

David McConkey, Managing Director of Crane said, “I am incredibly excited to have Crane Communications become a member of the growing EA-RS family. We have been incredibly fortunate to find partners in EA-RS who share Crane’s core values, we know that these will provide real benefits to our staff and customers. The ability to offer our customers additional critical life safety systems from within the EA-RS Group, as well as the opportunity to offer our specialist systems to existing EA-RS Group customers, will help drive the next steps in our incredible journey.”