Firesafe was founded in 1981 as a part of the Protan group in Drammen.
It was the first company in Norway that specialised in passive fire protection.
The original business was fire stopping of penetration systems in gypsum or concrete walls and floors. In the late 1980’s new buildings with steel structures became common, and Firesafe expanded into fire protection of the steel structures. In 1987 Firesafe established a subsidiary in Denmark.
New fire regulations in 1991 clearly defined the building owner’s responsibility for fire safety in buildings, and Firesafe established their own fire engineering service to meet increasing demand for consultancy services.
In 2004 Firesafe acquired GPG Fire Systems in Sweden, the producer of GPG Fire mortar which also had contracting business in Stockholm and Lund. Firesafe later also acquired Bragab in Gothenburg and is now located in the major cities in Sweden.
Firesafe has experienced strong growth and increasing profitability the last years. The company is now market leader in Scandinavia in their areas, particularly passive fire protection. Since 2010 Firesafe has been owned by Morten Ameln, the company’s CEO since 2004. The last few years Firesafe has taken over several smaller companies with particular market areas or competencies within fire safety.
Firesafe now provides a complete range of services within fire safety from fire engineering, passive fire protection, control and services, and sales of specialised products. Currently the company has a turnover of about 350 MNOK and around 25 offices in Scandinavia.
Firesafe has strong ambitions of further growth through acquisitions and organic development. The company’s goal is to market leader within fire safety in Scandinavia and to actively contribute in increasing fire safety in our society.