Vimpex acquires legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security

As of 31 January 2020, Vimpex Limited (the specialist manufacturer of fire evacuation, signalling and building infrastructure system products) has acquired the legal rights and ownership of Sigma Fire and Security and its brands Smart+Guard and Smart+Cage from Evac+Chair International.
 
Speaking to Risk Xtra about the news, Vimpex’s managing director James Jones commented: “This important acquisition marks a pivotal moment for Vimpex and an exciting point in our growth as a UK manufacturer.”

Jones continued: “Evac+Chair International has been a highly-trusted and valued partner of Vimpex for some time now, and we believe that, through our specialist sector expertise, wide reach and established brand presence in the marketplace, Vimpex is in a strong position to drive forward the future growth of Sigma Fire and Security.”

Also, Jones observed: “The addition of the Smart+Guard range is yet another important strategic step in the Vimpex mission to become the world’s leading independent manufacturer and distributor of fire alarm sounders and associated evacuation and alarm system equipment and accessories, and is firmly aligned with our company’s aspirations for new market penetration and the protection of our supply chain, not to mention the desire to further shape alarm technology into the future.”

Vimpex will now be distributing all products previously distributed by Sigma including GFS security products and re-settable Call Points. Any existing contracts will not be affected and will be transferred to Vimpex, with Vimpex continuing to sell and develop Sigma Fire and Security’s product portfolio.

Vimpex is an acknowledged expert in the field of voice sounder and audible/visual evacuation technology, and a leading specialist supplier of fire alarm and evacuation system components, rescue and public safety equipment. The business also boasts its own water leak detection system.

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