G4S strengthens Belgian portfolio with key acquisitions05 October 2012
G4S, the world’s leading international secure outsourcing group, has today announced the acquisition of two companies from the ASC-Group, an integrated Belgium-based safety solutions business
The companies (ASC NV and ASC Safety Services BVBA) provide services including: expert fire and safety personnel; health and safety training; and the rental, sale and maintenance of safety equipment to Belgian businesses and industry.
This acquisition will enable G4S Belgium to diversify and broaden its reach into the higher growth and higher margin niche safety market, supporting the company’s ambitious growth ambitions. Growth in the traditional security market in Belgium is limited due to mature market conditions.
G4S Secure Solutions NV in Belgium is paying approximately £2.975m (3.7m euros) in cash to ASC-Group’s owners Haann BVBA, Mr Hans Buitendijk and Ms Ann Van Durme for 100% of the two acquired businesses.
The ASC-Group was founded in 1994 by its current CEO, Mr Hans Buitendijk and has since become the second largest company in Belgium in the area of fire and safety.
Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, CEO, G4S Belgium and G4S Luxembourg, said: “The acquisitions support our plans to expand our security offering with fire, health and safety services, and training solutions sectors and further underlines the Group’s vision to become the recognised global leader for security solutions.”
G4S is the world’s leading secure outsourcing group, specialising in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and over 657,000 employees.
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com
G4S in Belgium:
Guarding forms the core business and the backbone of the Belgian business. This is focused on specific market segments and has a national coverage. Specialised guarding services are provided in Government, Corporate Industry, Distribution sectors etc.
Its Mobile team offers an easily accessible and cost effective solutions by combining high technology and mobile surveillance services. Core activities include opening/closing of offices and reactive intervention after alarms.
The Events division provides personnel, security, non-security and logistical support for major public events. Total service management is offered to our customers in the event business and can include specific surveillance, bodyguarding (close protection) for exhibitions and shows.
The Aviation Security division was created in June 2009 and lists The Brussels Airport Company, the biggest airport contract in Belgium with 800 security guards, as a customer. Guards operate across a number of aviation services, ranging from passenger screening to control of the airport perimeter.
Monitoring & Systems
Secure Monitoring is a high-tech central monitoring function located in the G4S Belgian HQ which is responsible for the management of more than 27,000 installations in Belgium, 24 hours, seven days a week. The division provides integrated technological solutions in the areas of access control, CCTV, intrusion and fire detection for small and large organisations. These quality systems can complement the security services.
Audits & Training
The Audits & Training team provide internal and external training sessions in safety and security as required under the law of April 10, 1990 and is also specialised in consultancy (security audits or plans) for organisations.
The team is responsible for most of Belgian cash circulation and ATM supplies and armoured truck
transportation, where a fleet of over 180 vehicles provide point-to-point pickup, delivery of cash, coins,
checks and other valuables.
This arm of the business handles the safe transportation and distribution of documents, goods and packages within organisations.
For more information visit www.g4s.be