Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC, a provider of fire, life safety and electronic security services, has made its first acquisition since becoming an independent company with the purchase of Systems Sales Corporation.
The purchase strengthens the company’s existing fire and security services operations in New Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware, according to a Red Hawk press release.
Red Hawk was formed as an independent, unified fire and electronic security services brand with a national footprint to serve commercial customers after the acquisition by a Comvest Partners sponsored private investment fund of the U.S. fire and security operations of United Technologies Corporation in April of 2012. Since then, Red Hawk has focused efforts on successfully growing its commercial client base in the government, healthcare and education markets.
Serving customers in the New Jersey and Philadelphia metropolitan area since 1981,
Systems Sales Corporation has provided and serviced critical life safety systems, including fire alarm, security, nurse call and communications systems.
“This is a great fit for Red Hawk as we bring on a company that expands and complements the strong teams we already have in place in the region,” said Michael McWilliams, president and CEO of Red Hawk. “The combined expertise, local insights and excellent customer relationships Systems Sales brings to the table will reinforce our capabilities in this important area of the country.”
Systems Sales Corporation President John Ventrella views the acquisition as a win–win for all parties involved, especially current employees and customers of both Red Hawk and System Sales: “This will open the way for us to increase in scale by leveraging Red Hawk’s resources and reach as the highly trained and experienced Systems Sales employees work in tandem with Red Hawk teams to continue developing innovative solutions to best serve our combined portfolio of clients,” Ventrella said.
“We look forward to blending the strengths of both organizations as we complete this very positive step to build upon our growth and further strengthen our position as the preferred service provider in the fire, life safety, security and banking industry,” McWilliams said.
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