Victaulic CEO, John F Malloy, says his company has purchased family-owned manufacturer Globe Fire Sprinkler in an effort to become a “true leader in all aspects of the fire protection industry”.
The combination of these two companies will have the resources and capabilities to bring exciting new solutions to the fire protection industry around the world, according to Victaulic.
Since being granted its first industry patent for mechanical pipe joining solutions, Victaulic has built up a portfolio of more than 2,000 patented solutions in the building and industrial construction industries. In the mining sector, Victaulic says six of the 10 deepest mines in the world carry Victaulic products, which cover applications from cooling; compressed air; water supply and dewatering; to slurry; tailings; backfill; dust suppression and, of course, fire protection.
Globe Fire Sprinkler is a fire sprinkler manufacturer with 105 years of continuous production of sprinklers and valves to its name.
Victaulic said: “The Globe name has persisted in its enduring identity since the introduction of the first Globe Issue ‘A’ Sprinkler in 1914. Globe developed the earliest lever-fulcrum dry pipe valve, Globe Save All centre strut sprinklers, and eventually became the first US company to utilise 5 mm and 3 mm glass bulbs in its commercial and residential sprinklers.”
Steven Worthington, who will continue to serve the combined organisation as President, Globe Fire Protection, said: “Victaulic brings additional financial resources to Globe, enabling added focus on innovation to support our customers and the industry.”
Malloy, meanwhile, said: “The addition of Globe’s fire protection sprinkler volume and engineering capabilities will provide the scale and skills necessary to be a true leader in all aspects of the fire protection industry.”