Swedish firm swoops for emergency communications provider

A Derby-based technology company providing emergency communications systems for those with sensory and physical disabilities has been snapped up by a Swedish Group.

Alerter Group, headquartered on Burton Road, has been bought by Sdiptech AB, which is based in Stockholm.

Founded by chairman Steve Haseldine, Alerter has developed a range of products which can potentially save lives.

Alerter Group specialise in radio-based fire alarm systems for deaf and hard of hearing people, radio-based emergency disabled refuge systems, and other adaptable radio-based communication systems for high risk workplaces.

The company has a turnover of around £3m.

“We are delighted to welcome Alerter Group to Sdiptech. Through their radio-based rescue system that sends out emergency messages and enables direct communication with rescue personnel, disabled people get a better chance to get out of a burning building. And by doing so, more lives can be saved”, said Jakob Holm, CEO of Sdiptech.

“I look forward to continue developing the company together with the Haseldine family and the entire team at Alerter Group. High quality and reliable fire alarm systems are essential to create safe societies. Alerter Group’s strong niche and market leading position within the industry makes it a perfect fit for us”, added Anders Mattson, business area manager at Sdiptech.