Securitas breaks into France

1072046-1898728147Securitas has acquired all shares in the electronic security company Automatic Alarm in France.

Automatic Alarm is a nation-wide system integrator and installer of electronic security solutions, including intruder systems, video surveillance and access control, with multiyear maintenance contracts. The company, with 250 employees.

Securitas President and CEO, Alf Göransson said: “The acquisition is in line with our Group strategy to integrate electronic security into our on-site and mobile security solutions offerings. This major acquisition positions Securitas as a significant player within electronic security and it strengthens us as the market leader in France.”

It has been a busy month for Securitas. The outfit acquired all shares in the security solutions company Süddeutsche Bewachung in Germany a couple of weeks ago

Süddeutsche Bewachung  offers on-site, mobile and remote guarding in the Rhein-Neckar area in the south-west of Germany, with headquarter located in Mannheim. The company has a very solid customer portfolio, comprising many customer segments. With this acquisition, Securitas strengthens its position in this area of Germany.

It has also been hitting the headlines for firing Muslim security guards at Orly airport after the 2015 Paris terror attacks for refusing orders to trim their beards.