Ranger Fire and Security acquires Syncro


Ranger Fire and Security has announced the latest acquisition of a national fire and security provider, Syncro Group Limited.

Based in the Northwest but with national coverage, Syncro is an industry leader with national coverage in the fire protection and security sector, focusing on fire detection, extinguishers and security alarm services, boasting a wealth of experience equating to more than 100 years in the fire and security industry.

Syncro was founded by Gerry Bates and Paul Fallon, both seasoned fire and security professionals, who have organically grown the business through word-of-mouth and customer referrals. The founders have been instrumental in the growth of Syncro since its inception and demonstrated by their excellent service within the student accommodation and leisure industry across the UK. Both founders will join the senior leadership team at Ranger Fire and Security as Managing Directors and will be fundamental to the Group’s growth over the coming years.

The acquisition of Syncro will enhance Ranger’s service offering with its experience in fire detection and security alarm services. Ranger will continue to execute the build of a collaborative and effective industry platform while supporting fire and security businesses that join the Group.

Today’s announcement follows the launch of Ranger Fire and Security and the initial two acquisitions of Amerex Fire International Ltd and Ignis Fire Protection Ltd, with further acquisitions planned imminently.

Mark Bridges, CEO of Ranger Fire and Security, said: “We are excited to welcome Syncro to the growing Ranger team. Syncro is a very well-respected national business with a focused and proven track record of providing customers with the highest service quality for their compliance needs. Syncro will form a key part of Ranger’s service proposition and will enhance the Group’s extinguishers, detection and security services.

“This is a significant milestone for Ranger in our journey to bring the best proven companies together to provide customers with exceptional fire and security compliance and safety. Syncro has a strong and loyal customer base which it has fostered through excellent customer service quality and on-time delivery of services since inception. Its leaders have built hugely strong partnerships in the sector, which creates a significant opportunity for us to work together.”

Gerry Bates, Managing Director at Syncro Group Limited, said: “Having established Syncro in 2011 and grown the business organically since inception, partnering with Ranger was a well thought out and deliberate decision based on our shared values and people first philosophy that will allow us to continue to invest in our operations and customer service. We are pleased to be joining the Ranger Group, working together to not only bring a better level of service to more people, but capitalising on new growth opportunities and areas for collaboration.”

Paul Fallon, Managing Director at Syncro Group Limited, said: “Our strategy aligns perfectly with Mark and the Ranger Group in wanting to continue our growth and partnering with other Ranger companies and cementing our national presence within fire detection, extinguishers and security services.”

Ranger was launched with the goal of building out an industry-leading one-stop solution life safety business, delivered through regional and national operations that invests heavily in technology to provide seamless customer experience.

Private equity investment firm Hyperion have backed Ranger with ample resources for additional investments, acquisitions, and improvements. Ranger is poised for sustained expansion, armed with a comprehensive strategy for ongoing acquisitions in 2024 and beyond. Further strategic collaborations will help further Ranger’s position as a leader in the fire and security market.

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