Capital Safety Announces Acquisition Of Unique Concepts Ltd


Capital Safety, the world's leading manufacturer solely dedicated to the fall protection market, announces the acquisition of Unique Concepts LTD, an international fall protection and confined space rescue equipment manufacturing company.

The acquisition of Unique Concepts, which is based in Canada, was completed in late January 2006, according to Capital Safety USA Chief Executive Officer Pat Velasco. Velasco notes that the acquisition is part of an aggressive growth strategy for the company, which announced the integration of SINCO, a safety netting manufacturer, in May of 2005.

"This merger allows us to combine such well-known brands as SALA, PROTECTA, FIRST, SINCO netting solutions, the ExoFit(TM) Harness, the UCL Advanced Series Five Piece Hoist System and the Cantilever Rescue System Kit into one operating business to create a company that is strategically aligned to meet all the fall protection equipment needs of distributors and endusers," notes Velasco. "We're strengthening our position as the global leader in our category by offering a stronger, broader product offering, backed by the combined strengths and commitment to continued innovation in product development, training and marketing."

"We look forward to now collaborating with what was once one of our competitors in the highquality safety solutions market," said Jan Vetesnik, President of Unique Concepts. "We expect extremely positive feedback from distributors, who can now become an even greater, one-stop resource for their customers," added Vetesnik. Combined, the two companies will have a broad international sales channel and more than 650 employees.

Unique Concepts Ltd Safety Systems began as Uni-Jet Industrial Pipe Services. Uni-Jet designed a new hoist system and when local Workplace Health & Safety approval and a patent were granted, Unique Concepts Ltd. was incorporated. The company recognised the importance of innovative products and custom design capability and rose to the top with its expert team of design, manufacturing, quality control and administrative personnel. On August 1, 1999, Unique Concepts Ltd. was purchased by QCM Inc., and moved to a new 2,600 square-metre facility where it functioned as an international leader in confined space rescue systems and fall protection equipment.

Capital Safety is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 15 operating sites worldwide. Each of Capital Safety's fall protection and rescue systems are backed by the best training, technical assistance and customer service in the industry. For more information regarding the UCL product range call 1800 245 002 (AUS), 0800 212 505 (NZ) or visit www.capitalsafety.com.

Contact: Leonardo Di Coio - Marketing Communications Manager
(02) 9748 0335 or leonardo.dicoio@capitalsafety.com.au

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