Johnson Controls acquires Xcell Misting Ltd for innovative fire suppression systems

Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, today announced the acquisition of Xcell Misting Ltd, an expert fire protection company that designs and installs innovative fire suppression and detection systems. Xcell Misting Ltd specialises in innovative water mist technologies.

Johnson Controls’ customers will benefit from Xcell’s wealth of experience within fire protection and security, with access to the latest fire suppression technologies. Serving diverse sectors including food, technology and data centres, high-hazard and gas turbines, car plants, residential and waste management, Xcell shares its bespoke approach with Johnson Controls, enabling specific requirements to be met to the highest standards.

Headquartered in Norfolk, UK, Xcell’s expert team of fire professionals, engineers, installers and managers design and deploy fire protection systems across the UK, providing support 24/7.

As experts in high, medium and low-pressure water misting, Xcell is one of only two companies in the UK authorised to supply, install, commission and service industry-leading FOGTEC High-Pressure Water Mist Systems. These innovative fire suppression systems deliver superior performance in comparison to traditional sprinkler systems, with significantly lower water usage, using tiny, cooling droplets compared to high water-usage systems.

“We are thrilled to announce that we have completed the acquisition of Xcell Misting Ltd,” said Sarah Dixon, General Manager Fire Suppression UK and Ireland, Johnson Controls. “Xcell Misting’s specialist watermist capabilities will allow us to maximise on our watermist opportunities, and in turn expand our current suppression offering to our customers. With a well-deserved reputation for the strong levels of customer care and expertise, we look forward to working with Xcell Misting Ltd’s talented team and welcoming them to the Johnson Controls family.”

“Xcell Misting is very excited to be joining Johnson Controls with the prospect of making its water-mist arm the very best in the UK,” said Xcell Misting Ltd owners Kevin Musk, Andy Cooke and Deborah Bingham. “This is a fantastic moment for all, including our employees who will to be part of a larger group with its associated opportunities and our customers who will continue to benefit from the best quality products and the best service at the best price. Xcell Misting will continue to thrive within Johnson Controls and the envisaged growth will be one that we can all be proud of as we move forward together.”

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