Blainville, July 5, 2021— SPI Health and Safety (SPI) is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with the abell Group (ABG) in which SPI will sell to ABG its fire protection division. With this agreement, under the ownership of AGB, the customers of the Fire Protection Division will benefit from a broader product and solutions offering.
When founded in 1972, SPI was focused on fire protection. Progressively, the company broadened its expertise to include occupational health and safety, which has grown to become the core of its business. By choosing to sell the Fire Protection Division to ABG and focus exclusively on safety equipment distribution as well as services and training, SPI has enabled both organizations to focus on their core strengths, develop specialized solutions and invest in people to better serve this ever-expanding market.
The abell Group is well-established in the fire and safety business through its ownership of individual fire and safety operations located across Canada. They cover all aspects of the fire detection and protection space in a very broad and diverse range of industries including mining, marine, offshore, oil and gas, hydro, renewable energy, institutional, education, health care, etc. and have supported their broad customer base throughout Canada, United States, Caribbean and Europe. The abell group continues to look for opportunities to expand their fire detection and suppression business and this recent acquisition is key in expanding their base in Canada.
Andrew Bell, President of abell Group, emphasizes: “We are excited about the acquisition of SPI’s Fire Protection Division and its alignment with our existing Fire & Safety operations. The expertise and customer-focus approach instilled in SPI’s former Fire Protection Division will help them to seamlessly integrate into our pan-Canadian operations, continuing our growth across the country and expanding an already loyal customer base.”
Kim Levesque, President of SPI Health and Safety, states that “it is with trust and compassion for our employees that we have decided to sell our fire protection division. We are proud to allow our competent team to continue growing under the umbrella of the abell Group”
SPI will remain a key partner in this agreement and an active participant during the transition. The coming months will be dedicated to preparing this transition, but no changes to the service offering and the primary contacts are expected at the moment.
About SPI Health and Safety
SPI Health and Safety is a Canadian leader in occupational health and safety products and services. SPI Health and Safety helps meet OHS challenges by proposing comprehensive and specialized technical equipment and services, consulting services and training.
About The abell Group
The abell Group is a collection of individual companies providing comprehensive full-service solutions that satisfy all requirements of customers in the life safety, instrumentation, technical services, offshore, coatings and sanitation industries. The abell Group’s quality products and services are supported by their leading partners as well as their experienced staff with the number one priority of providing superior customer service.
Isabelle Delphine, Marketing Director
SPI Health and Safety Inc.
450-420-2012, ext. 4244