United Safety & Survivability Corporation acquired Fireboy-Xintex effective September 30th, 2021. The completion of this acquisition marks the largest acquisition in the fire suppression market for United Safety and will grow its footprint both geographically into Europe and Asia and vertically into the marine market.
Fireboy-Xintex, a leader in the innovation of safety products in the recreational and commercial marine, transportation, and industrial markets, specializes in fire suppression and fire & gas detection. Founded in 1973, Fireboy has offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Poole, Dorset, in the United Kingdom. Fireboy was previously owned by W.S. Darley & Co.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Fireboy-Xintex into the United Safety family,” stated Joseph Mirabile, president and CEO of United Safety. “This acquisition aligns perfectly with our long-term plan for growth as an organization and allows us to continue to strengthen our fire suppression division across industries and geographies. I see such strong synergies between our organizations: the passion of employees, the commitment to customer service and the drive to create the most innovative and reliable products on the market.”
Paul C. Darley, CEO and president of Darley noted, “We were not looking to sell Fireboy-Xintex, but United Safety approached us, and it just felt right. United Safety has access to some markets that we did not, and this will allow Fireboy-Xintex to grow more rapidly. More importantly, we know that they will take care of our hard-working and dedicated employees. I want to thank everyone at Fireboy-Xintex for their years as part of the Darley family.”
Mirabile concluded, “As the needs and circumstances of our customers continue to evolve and change over time, we are excited to bring the best product offerings to market under the United Safety portfolio. We know how important fire suppression and other safety products are and we are thrilled to welcome an organization to United Safety that has the same commitment to safety as we do.”