Centurion Fire & Security Ltd will be one of the first companies to test and roll-out the world’s most advanced fire system technology.
Just six UK organisations have been hand-picked to help bring the C-Tec CAST fire system to market. Designed to pre-empt changes in industry-standards, the addressable ‘distributed intelligence’ alarm system has been developed as part of a multimillion-pound investment by Lancashire-based C-Tec.
The major deal is announced as the firm approaches a milestone year, in which revenues are expected to grow by 25%.
Centurion will begin to roll-out the technology across its UK-wide fire projects, providing valuable user feedback to the manufacturer. The company has also signed a deal with another Lancashire-based manufacturer; Texecom alarm systems.
“We have worked with C-Tec for many years, and their technology is second-to-none,” says David Armstrong, founder of Centurion. “So, we are delighted to have been chosen as a partner for the world-leading CAST technology, which we feel will revolutionise the way that our fire services can respond to incidents.
“The fact that C-Tec and Texecom are both British manufacturers is also a major factor for us. We are partnering with companies which support the British economy and jobs, alongside positioning the UK as a leader within the global security market.”
Centurion has recently secured a number of major contracts, which will contribute to 2020 being the most profitable 12-month period in its 45-year history.
Newly-completed projects include a £1.5million CCTV contract for a hazardous environment within the nuclear industry, as well as a £90,000 fire alarm system for Jaguar Land Rover in Huddersfield and a £120,000 fire alarm project for the Morrisons refrigeration centre in Wakefield.
The 50-strong team is currently undertaking a number of UK-wide schemes, including a £80,000 fire alarm project for Reading FC training ground. It is also installing a £50,000 fire detection and aspiration system for a brand-new Maserati showroom in Solihull, West Midlands.
With further various projects for national brands in the pipeline, Centurion has appointed three new apprentices to support its growing engineering team. At the end of their apprenticeships, they will be highly trained in all four security disciplines.
“After more than 45 years of consolidating our reputation for quality and customer service, we have become recognised as one of the UK’s most renowned security and fire system suppliers,” adds Armstrong. “Much of our success has derived from the fact that our team are engineering-focused, with 90% of our staff having an engineering background. In fact, 30% of our current workforce started their careers as apprentices with us, and we are delighted that our three new recruits are joining us at such a pivotal time in our business.”
Centurion runs regular CPD workshops for the fire, CCTV, intruder and access disciplines, which are provided free to consulting partners.