EA-RS Group, a provider of intelligent, sustainable, compliant fire and security systems and services, today announced that Vulcan Fire, a specialist in total fire safety solutions, has joined the Group. Vulcan is the eighth company EA-RS Group has acquired since last year, following the successful acquisitions of CCSS Fire & Security, AST London, UK Security Doors, Crane Communications, Firesec Compliance, Air Projects, and Essex Fire Sprinklers.
Based in Rochdale, Vulcan offers full fire safety solutions to clients across the North of England, with experience in a variety of sectors such as nuclear facilities and power generation. In addition, Vulcan offers passive fire protection, fire risk assessments and annual fire door inspections, which complement the Group’s strategy. This acquisition will further enhance the Group’s national coverage, presenting more opportunities and increasing EA-RS Group’s presence in the North of England.
Guy Ellis, Partner at Rockpool said, “Rockpool welcomes the team at Vulcan into the EA-RS Group. The team at Vulcan will provide great opportunities for EA-RS to build on their service offering in the North of England. This marks the eighth acquisition the EA-RS Group have completed since our investment in 2021, demonstrating the management teams’ continued commitment to consolidating the UK fire and security market”.
Alan Wheal, CEO of EA-RS Group said, “This exciting acquisition of Vulcan Fire provides us with many opportunities to further develop and grow. The team at Vulcan provide specialist products and services to the energy infrastructure market that will be a great asset to the Group’s current offering, in addition to the expansion of our geographical reach in the North. We warmly welcome our new team at Vulcan to the EA-RS family and look forward to growing together as a group”.
Paul Edwards, Managing Director of Vulcan said, “I am incredibly excited to be joining the growing EA-RS family. I believe the Team at EA-RS are a great fit for Vulcan, built on the same core values with a strong dedication to their company culture, they will continue to provide great opportunities to our employees and clients. The ability to provide additional fire safety services to our customers from within the Group, as well as the opportunity to offer our specialist services to existing EA-RS Group customers, will drive Vulcan to the next level and I look forward to the exciting future ahead”.
In 2021, EARS Group was backed by Rockpool Investments and RCL Partners, with both investors providing capital to deploy into the Group’s buy and build strategy to consolidate the UK fire and security market. EA-RS Group greatly appreciate the support and hard work of the teams who assisted this deal. Financial due diligence was provided by Paul Read and Hamish Pearson of HMT LLP; Legal support and due diligence was provided by Mike Blood, Mark Heppell, and Abigail Gallagher at JMW; Insurance due diligence provided by Daniel White at Consort; and Management due diligence conducted by Jim and Cora Lyn Rathbone at Rathbone Results.