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12 January 2015

Safegate Group Acquires Liberty Airport Systems

Safegate acquires Liberty Systems

Safegate Group is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Liberty Airport Systems, the North American leader in integrated airfield lighting power and control solutions.

Safegate Group CEO Per-Olof Hammarlund said: "This acquisition is a milestone that strengthens our presence in North America and is a big step in our drive for increased safety and efficiency at airports worldwide.

"Liberty’s proven power and control technologies complement our solutions and allow us to deliver even better value to our customers."

Liberty Airport Systems will join forces with Safegate Group’s US subsidiary, Safegate Airport Systems, to offer the first truly turnkey intelligent airfield lighting solutions designed specifically for the North American market.

Safegate Airport Systems president Tom Duffy said: "Liberty Airport Systems has been a highly valued partner for several years."

Both companies have a large presence in North America with products installed at more than 250 airports in Canada, Mexico and the US and hundreds more around the world. The companies have also worked together successfully on high-profile projects including those at airports in Houston, Toronto and Vancouver.

"As part of our family, Liberty’s experience, excellent reputation and established manufacturing capabilities will strengthen our airfield lighting growth strategy in North America," added Duffy.

As the newest member of the Safegate Group, Liberty Airport Systems will continue to operate as a stand-alone business with the same solid management and highly qualified team they have built.

"We are having our tenth anniversary this month," said Allan Fletcher, president of Liberty Airport Systems.

"And, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with this announcement to our employees and our customers of even greater opportunity for the next ten years."

"I have long believed that merging with Safegate was an ideal outcome for our company. Safegate Group is a known technology leader. With their advanced products added to our portfolio, we can help our airport customers build end-to-end intelligent airfield lighting solutions."

Safegate Group’s intelligent airfield solutions include a newly released line of FAA and ETL certified SafeLED IQ airfield lighting fixtures and SafeLED airfield guidance signs, as well as its SafeControl individual lamp control and monitoring system (ILCMS) and 2amp circuit technology. SafeLED IQ fixtures are unique in that they are the only LED airfield lights with intelligence integrated inside the fitting for advanced control and monitoring functionality and unmatched energy efficiency.

For more information, please contact Safegate.

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