Securitas has announced the acquisition of Allcoopers Ltd and its subsidiaries.
Allcooper Group, founded in 1987, specialises in the installation, maintenance and monitoring of a wide range of security and fire systems. It operates from bases in Gloucestershire, the West Midlands and London with a complement of around 100 employees.
Allcooper’s expertise in electronic security and its portfolio of long-term customers will provide excellent support in Securitas’ pursuit of its strategic objectives.
As part of the Securitas Group, Allcooper will continue to deliver professional security services to clients in the UK and will operate under the Securitas brand by the end of 2019.
Securitas is the leading global security services provider, specialising in protective services built on people, technology and knowledge, and operating in 59 markets worldwide.
In the UK no other security provider layers six Protective Services: On-site Security, Mobile Security, Remote Security, Electronic Security, Fire & Safety Specialist Services and Corporate Risk Management to offer intelligent, value-driven, total security solutions to its clients.
Brian Riis Nielsen, Country President, Securitas UK, explained: “The Allcooper Group has been a valued trading partner of Securitas UK for several years and this acquisition further strengthens our portfolio, as we continue to build our Electronic Security services as part of our Vision 2020 strategy.”
Commenting on the news, Roman Cooper, Service Director, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Allcooper Group clients and employees. Both organisations are at the forefront of the latest industry trends and technology, and there are huge opportunities for development and growth.”
"Business as usual"
Roman also went on to explain: "This is a momentous day for Allcooper and the Cooper family. It is very much business as usual - we are Securitas' first Security and Fire Systems acquisition in the UK and this means that they will use Allcooper as the cornerstone of their growth strategy for their CTO business. I hope this means inward investment into Gloucestershire as Allcooper becomes the CTO division’s UK Headquarters.
Gerard and I are staying on in the business, and have no plans to step down. I will continue to enjoy the role I have in the business, supporting all our customers in Gloucestershire and outside the county across the UK.
We have been a Securitas partner for many years and have collaborated on a number of projects worth several million pounds. This acquisition feels like a very natural progression for Allcooper, rather than revolution."