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. The company celebrated 30 years in business in 2017.
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 Neilsen, Country President, Securitas UK, said: “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.”
Roman Cooper, Service Director, added: “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.
“Gerard and I are staying on in the business, and have no plans to step down. I will continue to enjoy 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.
“It is very much business as usual – we are their 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 (Chief Technology Office) business.”
Securitas Group, established in 1934 in Sweden, is the world leader in providing security solutions. In the UK Securitas employs around 10,000 employees. Its operational centre in Milton Keynes provides support to the largest mobile fleet in the UK. It also houses the industry first Training and Development Academy with accreditation from City & Guilds.
On a global scale, Securitas employs over 345,000 employees, across 59 markets spanning North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia.