3M has acquired Scott Safety, one of the world’s leading suppliers of, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and gas and flame detection instruments which are among the key categories of personal protective equipment industry, from Johnson Controls at a total enterprise value of $2 billion.
This acquisition will further strengthen 3M’s presence in the occupational safety and personal protective equipment industry which is a strategical priority for 3M and will mark a new period as the company will offer to its customers the self-contained breathing apparatus, mobile gas detectors and thermal cameras which were not available as a part of their portfolio before.
3M Turkey Safety and Graphics Business Group Country Director Levent Oguz stated that they would expand the portfolio they offer in this area in Turkey and in the world with the acquisition of Scott Safety and added: “The acquisition of Scott Safety, which is well known in the world markets with the durability of its product and the comfort and confidence those product provide, will further strengthen 3M in the field of occupational health and safety. Scott Safety’s products such as self- contained breathing apparatus, escape sets and gas and flame detection instruments targeting various markets will allow us to be a more active player in Turkey, particularly in fire protection and fire-fighting services and in confined spaces. From now on 3M will combine Scott Safety’s high quality products with 3M’s brand power and field support. As 3M Turkey, we will become a business partner that offers more comprehensive solutions to our customers in all areas of personal safety.”
Scott Safety is one of the leading global companies in personal protective equipment for fire-fighting and gas and flame detection instruments, which is one of the fastest growing safety categories of the global personal protective equipment industry. The demand for personal protective equipment is growing as the regulatory authorities are focusing more on the occupational safety both in developed and developing countries.