MSA Safety, Inc. Acquires Latchways Fall Protection
On October 21, 2015, MSA Safety, Inc. completed its acquisition of Latchways plc, a global market leader of innovative fall protection systems.
This acquisition represents a congruent alliance for MSA and for Latchways – from a business standpoint and from a cultural perspective. As a leading provider of permanent, engineered fall protection systems, Latchways has earned a well-deserved reputation for providing innovative products that protect people working at height. Committed to research and engineering excellence, Latchways delivers outstanding product quality and provides exceptional customer support. And like MSA, Latchways is built on similar values: integrity and honesty.
Our vision is to leverage the synergies and best practices that both organizations have to offer in order to provide you with the best and most innovative customer solutions available in fall protection. With offices in three countries and approximately $50 million in annual sales, Latchways provides MSA with greater reach into the wind energy and fixed roofing markets, an industry-leading product line and world-class product development resources. With MSA's extensive global geographic reach, strong brand name, and world-class research and development (R&D) resources, the union is a perfect fit. This acquisition supercharges the growth opportunities for our newly combined organization.
The combination of our customer relationships, engineering capabilities, marketing expertise, and distribution networks will provide great new opportunities for our combined organization. As such, our focus will be on expanding our collective product technologies to better serve you in the global oil, gas and petrochemical, industrial, fire service, utilities, telecommunications, construction, and aircraft segments.
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