DEF Network, the leading independent manufacturer of fire safety systems in Europe, announces the acquisition of the German company Detectomat which specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of fire detection systems.
This acquisition includes Detectomat’s production and sales sections, as well as its section dedicated to domestic detectors: Detectomat Living.
Through this acquisition, DEF Network strengthens its position on the European market and more specifically in Germany, the largest economic power in Europe and a hub in terms of supply and demand for fire detection systems.
This strategic merger will allow for the two companies’ expertise in innovation to be combined for the development of even more efficient fire detection solutions, relying on a consolidated team of 130 engineers in Research and Development. The combined entity will therefore be able to offer a larger range and meet the requirements of the VDS standard held by Detectomat.
Together, DEF Network and Detectomat will also be able to further develop their fire safety distribution activities throughout the world, unified under a single, strong, and recognised brand.
Philippe Lécuyer, President of DEF Network, welcomes this acquisition: “We have made numerous acquisitions in recent years but this is the first time that we have bought a manufacturer. The fact that it is based in Germany, a major cornerstone of Europe, is a strong sign that puts us in a good position to become a European leader. ”