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Marlowe integrates two security acquisitions

by Andy Clutton

Marlowe has announced the launch of the first fully integrated operating company to carry its name with Marlowe Fire & Security bringing together the capabilities and resources of two of Marlowe plc’s earliest acquisitions, Swift Fire & Security and Hentland Fire & Security.

The integration of the two fire life safety and security providers has been undertaken gradually over the past two years to recognise the needs of customers, supply chain partners and team members. Now, with all internal business and operational processes aligned, Marlowe is ready to introduce Marlowe Fire & Security to the marketplace.

Alex Dacre, CEO of Marlowe explains: “Since our initial acquisition of Swift Fire & Security in April 2016, it has been our ambition to grow a UK based fire and security business that can rival the international  brands in the market. With the launch of Marlowe Fire & Security we are making excellent progress towards realising this ambition.”

Rob Flinn, formerly Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY, Ingersoll Rand and Promanex, was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Marlowe’s Fire & Security Division in August 2017 and has since spearheaded the complete integration of Swift Fire & Security and Hentland Fire & Security.

Rob Flinn summarises: “From experience I understand that key to successful integration is ensuring we communicate comprehensively both internally and externally and all stakeholders are supported in understanding the benefits of bringing two entities together. Both Swift Fire & Security and Hentland Fire & Security have, for many years, maintained strong identities in the markets they serve and have independently built loyal and impressive customer relationships with some of the largest blue chip companies operating today. By rebranding we recognise our past success and build upon it; offering our customers an enhanced experience that can only be achieved through integration.”

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