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Capital Safety Group Acquires Uniline Safety Systems and Strengthens its Global Fall Protection Systems Business


Red Wing, MN (March 16, 2011) – Capital Safety Group announced today it is acquiring all shares and assets in Uniline Safety Systems, a leading fall protection systems design and manufacturing company in Worcestershire, United Kingdom. The company offers a variety of products and services catering to fall protection market, with key customers in the Wind Energy, Utilities, Marine and Roof Top sectors. Founded in 2000, Uniline Safety Systems has 38 employees and operates out of Redditch, Worcestershire, with additional offices in Australia.

Through this acquisition, Capital Safety Group will supplement its global leadership position with key customer relationships and systems products and expertise, along with complementary geographical strengths to create the largest fall protection systems supplier in the world. Uniline Safety Systems will play a key role in the future development and support of Capital Safety Group’s combined fall protection business.

Capital Safety Group CEO Anders Pettersson comments: “The acquisition of Uniline is a great addition to Capital Safety Group’s portfolio. Uniline shares many of the same beliefs that drive Capital Safety Group; a commitment to quality, an endless drive to satisfy the customer’s needs and dedication to innovation and solving otherwise unmet customer needs. Uniline has succeeded in developing relationships with key customers in strategically important segments to Capital Safety Group and has established specifications for their products around the world. Adding Uniline to Capital Safety Group will be a large step forward for our European business and add key solutions and additional expertise around the world.”

Uniline CEO and Owner Simon Luke comments: “Uniline Safety Systems was started eleven years ago and has built a substantial reputation around the world for delivering excellence in the design, manufacture and sale of engineered fall protection systems. Our success has been built on our technical knowledge, expertise and customer service. By joining Capital Safety, we have more opportunities to keep workers safe, localise supply and further develop innovative product and service offerings, to continue to meet the needs of our customers and achieve the aspirations we have for the business.”

Capital Safety, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 19 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-Sala and PROTECTA brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall and rescue systems are backed by the best training, technical assistance and customer service in the industry.

Uniline Safety Systems is a leading international manufacturer of fall protection products and systems. Through a combination of expert knowledge and practical experience, we can help our customers reduce risk and increase safety when working at height. Uniline’s comprehensive range of products offers fully compliant, practical solutions for structures of all types, in all industries. Our ethos of delivering quality, service, training and support for our customers has earned Uniline a deserved reputation for excellence around the world. Operating through specialist safety companies in over 25 countries, Uniline provides local support and installation services to meet the specific safety objectives of all our customers. Visit Uniline at www.unilinesafety.com


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