The group Butler signed an agreement with Gunnebo, a Swedish industrial listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, present in the field of security systems, to acquire its subsidiary Fichet-Bauche Télésurveillance, French leader in the remote monitoring sector.
This investment was made by Butler Industries, the holding company of the group Butler.
For nearly 30 years, Fichet-Bauche Télésurveillance has been offering remote monitoring services for goods and people, 24/7. Its two central stations, based in Vélizy and Nice, are equipped with high-tech infrastructures, and meet the highest level of certification. Thanks to the quality of its services and its fifty experienced employees, Fichet-Bauche Télésurveillance has become the key player among high-risks professionals.
Butler Industries intends to strengthen the positioning of Fichet-Bauche Télésurveillance in the management of major accounts customers by offering innovative services such as video surveillance. The implementation of this strategy will also operate through the reinforcement of the commercial structure of the company and the establishment of new partnerships with installers of remote monitoring and video surveillance equipment.
The company will keep a privileged partnership with Gunnebo, particularly in the field of distribution.
This takeover is a new evidence of Butler Industries’s interest for technologies applied to goods and people’s security.
Since 2012, Butler Industries has acquired several companies in this sector:
- Eden Innovations, specialized in Research and Development, headquartered in Aix-en-Provence (France),
- Safetic AG, based in Mannheim (Germany),
- B-Safe based in Madrid (Spain),
- as well as other companies in France, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria and Portugal, operating in the same sector.
All these companies were concentrated in the group BST – Butler Safe Technologies, specialized in innovative technologies for to business security (biometric access control and video monitoring markets) and for security of people (defibrillators DOC® and medical and telemonitoring markets). The group development is also based on the establishment of subsidiaries and the acquisition of shares in companies implemented in Brazil and Asian countries. Today, BST has nearly 12,000 corporate clients, more than 1/3 of which are German companies.
In February 2014, Butler Industries also acquired 49% of ATS, a major player in security for French SMEs, which it aims to become sole shareholder within two years.