Fike acquires Rafiki Protection Ltd
Published: 12 November, 2009
Fike, a leader in commercial and industrial safety solutions, announced today that it has acquired Rafiki Protection Ltd., a UK-based manufacturer of fire alarm systems. The acquisition also includes Santana Solutions Ltd., a building security systems integration company. Both companies were previously owned by Red Dot Technologies Ltd.
Rafiki, located in South Wales UK, was established in 1994 and has become known for innovative fire alarm technologies, including conventional and intelligent panels and detectors. The company has established a strong presence and distribution in the UK, and has expanded distribution into mainland Europe and other regions. Rafiki products have won accolades in Europe for excellence in design aesthetics.
Fike's current fire alarm product offering consists of UL/FM approved systems, which have been marketed to date primarily in the United States. Fike systems include conventional and intelligent panels and detectors, along with graphical event management systems and LED annunciators, integrated smoke control, integrated voice evacuation, video fire detection, and air sampling smoke detection.
"This is a significant moment in Fike's long history of providing fire protection solutions," said Max Jewell, President and CEO of Fike. "Adding the technology and expertise from Rafiki enables us to offer a more complete fire alarm product line to more customers, especially in Europe. The Rafiki technology is impressive and innovative, and we believe that integrating the best aspects of Rafiki and Fike technology will bring new benefits to customers worldwide."
"Becoming part of the Fike organization is an excellent opportunity for Rafiki, our employees, and our customers," said Bill Amlani, Managing Director and founder of Rafiki. "Fike is well known in the fire protection industry and has the resources to introduce these innovative designs to a more global customer base. We look forward to working cooperatively with Fike to create and deliver world class fire alarm systems."
Fike is a globally recognized supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion, and over-pressurization. With over 60 years experience manufacturing safety solutions, Fike offers a complete line of proven, reliable products to customers around the world.