USSC Group, a Dubin Clark portfolio company, announces the acquisition of Firestorm Fire Protection PTY LTD
USSC Group (“USSC”), a manufacturer of innovative seating, safety and survivability solutions for the transportation, commercial, first responder and military markets, completed its fourth acquisition since partnering with Dubin Clark, acquiring Firestorm Fire Protection PTY LTD (“Firestorm”).
Firestorm, established in 2004 and based in Australia, manufactures and sells innovative fire suppression systems to a variety of industries including mining and heavy industry, construction, equipment, and transport sectors. As the sole manufacturer and distributor of Fogmaker water mist fire suppression systems in Australia and New Zealand, Firestorm will further widen the reach of USSC’s focus on fire safety beyond North America and strengthen its portfolio of product offerings.
“This acquisition comes during a period of exponential growth at USSC as it continues to expand as a global company with a laser focus on safety, survivability and technology,” said Michael Hompesch, Partner of Dubin Clark. “Firestorm is a valued addition to USSC’s portfolio of safety and survivability brands that extend and strengthen its capabilities to offer its customers innovative safety solutions and grow its penetration into new and exciting markets.”
“Leveraging the international research and development conducted by Firestorm will allow USSC to implement new technology across a broad spectrum of markets and continue to provide safe, reliable solutions for our customers,” Joseph Mirabile, President and CEO of USSC, added. “We know, firsthand, the value fire suppression and other fire safety products continues to add and are thrilled to welcome to USSC Group a company as committed to safety and survivability as we are.”
“The purchase of Firestorm by USSC Group was some years in the making as we have a lot of synergies within our businesses and have watched the growth of USSC with excitement,” stated Mick Cory, the original founder and current Director of Firestorm. “We are pleased to formally align ourselves with this purchase. Saving lives and providing new innovations within the fire and safety industry is what we have always strived for, and the team at Firestorm is looking forward to bringing our skill sets to USSC Group.”
About USSC Group: USSC is a global leader in the design and engineering of world-class safety, survivability and technology products across a variety of industries and categories. The Company’s portfolio of products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars and locomotives. USSC designs and builds specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles and our revolutionary fire suppression systems are used in school buses, public transit, heavy machinery and more. The Company’s four core proprietary brands include: FOGMAKER NORTH AMERICA – builds environmentally friendly and self-contained water mist fire suppression systems for engine compartments and enclosed spaces; UNITED STATES SEATING – builds durable and ergonomically designed ADA securement seating systems for passengers and operators of buses, subways, and light-rail systems; VALOR – FIRST RESPONDERS SEATING, for fire trucks and emergency ambulance vehicles; and GLOBAL SEATING – manufactures high-quality military seats and complete soldier survivability restraint systems for military vehicles.