Consilium acquires the majority shareholding in Micropack (Engineering) Ltd, a leading global provider of visual flame detection systems and qualified fire and gas detection, consultancy services and software to major operators within the oil and gas industry. Management of Micropack will remain as minority shareholders of the company.
Consilium is a global safety company that develop and market alarm and detection of fire and gas, as well as active fire fighting systems, to high value objects and hazardous areas. Consilium has a global organization with 55 offices in 25 countries.
Micropack (Engineering) Ltd, with its American subsidiary Micropack Detection (Americas Inc., develop and sell flame detectors and qualified fire and gas detection safety services to the global oil & gas industry.
HIGH GIRE AND GAS SAFETY KNOWLEDGE
“Micropack fits perfectly within the Consilium group with its high fire and gas safety knowledge, delivering a balance of innovative products and qualified services", “Micropack’s FDS series of visual flame detectors, fire and gas detection consultancy services and software complement our growing safety business where our primary goal is to be the customer’s first choice when safety matters and to offer superior customer value", say Ove Hansson, CEO of Consilium AB.
Commenting on the acquisition, Raymond Hynds, Micropack’s Managing Director said “The alliance with Consilium will enable Micropack to reinforce our position in the Global Oil and Gas market, as a leading supplier of fire and gas detection consultancy services, software and technically advanced visual flame detection systems. Micropack’s and Consilium’s core values are very much aligned in that both companies aim to deliver systems which protect lives, property and the environment. These values are critical in feeding our growth and will remain crucial to us, as our reputation and for our continued business development.”
SIL 2 CEERTIFICATION
The Oil and Gas industry is a key focus market for Consilium. In many parts of the world, the offshore industry demands SIL 2-certified fire detection systems. Consilium’s CFD5000 fire detection system was recently awarded SIL 2 certification by TUV NORD, according to IEC61508. "Micropack provides Consilium with direct access to the SIL 2 certified FDS301 Visual Flame Detector. This will further strengthen our offering, enabling us to deliver our clients the complete solution at the optimal safety level and cost. With the FDS301’s ability to output a live video signal, on-board alarm recording, and unrivalled false alarm immunity, it compliments perfectly our reliable CFD5000 system”, says Ove Hansson.