Bunzl acquires Australian fire and safety business

Bunzl acquires safety and emergency response supplies business.

Bunzl has acquired a safety and emergency response supplies business in Australia.

Fire Rescue Safety Australia (FRSA) is principally engaged in the distribution of specialist safety and personal protection equipment focused on fire, rescue and emergency response services.

Customers include government fire, emergency and defence services and industrial companies operating in the mining sector.

The business is based in Perth and operates from five locations across Australia. Annual revenue is approximately A$37 million.

Including this acquisition, Bunzl has agreed to acquire three businesses so far this year for a total committed spend of approximately £120 million.

In a statement the company said, “the acquisition pipeline remains active and a number of discussions with potential targets are ongoing”.

Frank van Zanten, CEO of Bunzl, said: “FRSA has a market leading position in the provision of emergency response solutions in Australia and further expands and develops the scope of our operations there. We are delighted to welcome their employees to the group.”

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