Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the acquisition of Xcell Misting Ltd, an expert fire-protection company that designs and installs innovative fire suppression and detection systems. Xcell Misting Ltd specialises in innovative watermist technologies.
Johnson Controls’ customers will benefit from Xcell’s wealth of experience within fire protection and security, with access to the latest fire-suppression technologies. Serving diverse sectors including food, technology and data centres, high-hazard and gas turbines, car plants, residential and waste management, Xcell shares its bespoke approach with Johnson Controls, enabling specific requirements to be met to the highest standards.
Low water, high impact
Headquartered in Norfolk, UK, Xcell’s expert team of fire professionals, engineers, installers and managers design and deploy fire-protection systems across the UK, providing support 24/7.
As experts in high-, medium- and low-pressure watermisting, Xcell is one of only two companies in the UK authorised to supply, install, commission and service industry-leading FOGTEC High-Pressure Water Mist Systems. These innovative fire-suppression systems deliver superior performance in comparison to traditional sprinkler systems, with significantly lower water usage, using tiny cooling droplets compared to high-water-usage systems.
‘We are thrilled to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Xcell Misting Ltd,’ said Sarah Dixon, General Manager Fire Suppression UK and Ireland, Johnson Controls. ‘Xcell Misting’s specialist watermist capabilities will allow us to maximise on our watermist opportunities, and in turn expand our current suppression offering to our customers. With a well-deserved reputation for the strong levels of customer care and expertise, we look forward to working with Xcell Misting Ltd’s talented team and welcoming them to the Johnson Controls family.’
‘Xcell Misting is very excited to be joining Johnson Controls with the prospect of making its watermist arm the very best in the UK,’ said Xcell Misting Ltd owners Kevin Musk, Andy Cooke and Deborah Bingham. ‘This is a fantastic moment for all, including our employees who will to be part of a larger group with its associated opportunities and our customers who will continue to benefit from the best-quality products and the best service at the best price. Xcell Misting will continue to thrive within Johnson Controls and the envisaged growth will be one that we can all be proud of as we move forward together.’
About Johnson Controls
At Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI), we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet.
With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centres, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering, OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world’s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.co.uk