For Immediate Release
• Pure Safety™ is a holding company formed to create a global fall protection business.
• Pure Safety™ acquires Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices.
HOUSTON, TEXAS – August 22, 2017 – Pure Safety™ announces the acquisition of two well established fall protection brands; Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices. Pure Safety™ has been formed as a global holding company created to service a broad range of safety and training needs for individuals working at height. Pure Safety is positioned to be the industry’s largest independent manufacturer solely focused on fall protection.
John Arney, lead investor and a director of Pure Safety™, commented: “My fellow investors and I are delighted with the formation of Pure Safety and the acquisition of Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices. Combining these highly regarded products and brands with our management team’s decades of experience in the safety industry, will enable Pure Safety to grow and thrive as a leading global fall protection specialist.”
As part of the integrated acquisitions, The Smithfield Group will provide strategic advisory services to help Pure Safety deliver enhanced product diversity, operating performance and market reach into the fast-growing fall protection safety industry.
“The introduction of Pure Safety and the acquisitions of Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices immediately establishes our North American presence as a major fall protection manufacturer. The synergies of bringing these two high-quality brands together provide profound upside and strengthens our passion and dedication to Height Safety.” said Brad Gates, CEO and President of Pure Safety.
During the transition period, which is expected to be completed in early 2018, the businesses will continue to operate under the existing brands of Guardian Fall Protection and Web Devices.
About Pure Safety:
Pure Safety™ is a holding company formed to create a global fall protection business to service safety and training needs for individuals working at height. Pure Safety is positioned and aspires to be the industry’s largest independent manufacturer solely focused on fall protection. www.puresafetygroup.com
About The Smithfield Group:
The Smithfield Group LLP is a global investment advisory firm providing strategic advice to operationally improve and grow businesses headquartered in Europe and North America. www.thesmithfieldgroup.com
About Web Devices
Founded in 1976, Web Devices is a fall protection manufacturer based in Houston, Texas. Web Devices consists of three main divisions. Fall Protection, Engineered Systems and Net Systems. Each division is dedicated to manufacturing the highest quality safety products. All fall protection products meet or exceed OSHA and ANSI requirements. www.webdevices-usa.com
About Guardian Fall Protection
Founded in 1993 and based in Kent, Washington, Guardian Fall Protection offers an extensive line of fall protection equipment, custom engineered fall protection systems, and construction jobsite safety training. All of Guardian’s products are designed to meet or exceed all applicable OSHA and ANSI requirements. www.guardianfall.com
Norguard is a premier fall protection company and is a division of Guardian Fall Protection. Based in Sudbury, Ontario, Norguard is an ISO 9001 Certified organization and is a CSA Certified facility producing CSA Certified products. www.norguard.com
Qualcraft Industries is a division of Guardian Fall Protection and is based outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Qualcraft has been serving the professional contractor with high quality products focusing on innovative designs and product quality that helps contractors increase job site efficiency, productivity, and safety. www.qualcraft.com