Another CWS Fire Safety site in the Netherlands

CWS Fire Safety takes major growth steps with another acquisition in the Netherlands. Wardenburg Beveiliging B.V. from Kolham, Netherlands is the second location abroad.

Wardenburg Beveiliging B.V.

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25 August 2021 Fire Safety
  • Second Dutch location of CWS Fire Safety
  • Acquisition of Wardenburg Beveiliging B.V. with locations in Kolham and Almelo
  • Expansion with fire alarm and security systems

Duisburg, 25.08.2021 – CWS Fire Safety GmbH, the CWS Group company specialising in preventive fire safety, is continuing its growth course in the field of fire safety and security and is taking over the Dutch company Wardenburg Beveiliging B.V. from Kolham near Groningen. The share deal was completed with closing on 01.08.2021. Wardenburg achieved a turnover of 8.8 million euros in 2020 and employs around 90 people. The company focuses on the installation and maintenance of fire alarm systems and security technology such as intrusion detection systems, video surveillance and access control systems. Just like CWS Fire Safety, Wardenburg offers its customers all-round service. From consulting and planning to installation and commissioning to maintenance and repair, the fire alarm and security systems are offered from a single source. All Wardenburg employees will be taken over and the locations will be retained. The long-standing management team around Alex Kort and Anita Bos will continue to run the company in the future.

Only a few weeks ago, in June 2021, CWS Fire Safety entered the Dutch market for fire protection and security with the acquisition of Hefas Brandbeveiliging from Duiven. “The Netherlands is an important market for CWS, where we already have many existing customers. With the second Dutch location, we are taking a further step to also offer our existing and new customers in the Netherlands installation, maintenance and repair of a broad portfolio of products in the field of fire safety and security from a single source," says Dr. Ulrich Schild, General Manager of CWS Fire Safety. Further acquisitions in the Dutch market are planned.

About CWS Fire Safety GmbH

CWS Fire Safety GmbH, founded in September 2018, employs around 500 people. With its promise to protect people and property, the division makes an important contribution to the goal of the CWS Group of creating a healthier and safer tomorrow. As a full-range supplier of fire protection solutions and security, CWS Fire Safety is aiming at operators of all types of real estate. From advice to planning, design and installation to acceptance, maintenance and repair, your customers receive everything from a single source: this includes extinguishing systems, fire alarm systems, fire doors as well as fire protection training and security solutions. The focus is on high quality and reliable service, as well as personal support and customer proximity. In addition, the CWS Fire Safety Academy was founded in 2020. Its aim is to ensure the internal training and further education of all employees in the area of ​​fire protection and thus the high quality for the customer. 

About CWS

With innovative, sustainable and digital rental solutions, CWS contributes to a healthier and safer tomorrow. The CWS range is divided into products and services in the areas of Hygiene, Floor Care, Workwear, Fire Safety, Cleanrooms and Healthcare. With its service model, the company follows the idea of circular economy in all areas: Materials are reduced, reused and recycled in a resource-saving manner. CWS summarises this understanding of sustainability and all associated activities under one central guiding principle: Think Circular!

CWS is a brand of CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries. The group currently employs around 11,000 people in 15 countries. In 2020, the company generated a turnover of 1.242 billion euros. CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries are owned by Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH.

Dr. Maren Otte

Group Director Corporate Communications & Responsibility

CWS International GmbH

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