FFE expands U.S. presence
ERLANGER, Ky.--Fire Fighting Enterprises, a manufacturer of optical beam smoke detectors, has expanded its presence in the U.S. by establishing FFE Americas, a separate American corporation based here in this suburb of Cincinnati.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve hired office staff and all of our business functions have been transferred here,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Bob Barker, FFEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s director of operations for the Americas.
Barker said increased demand for FFEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s optical beam detectors was the driver behind the move. Ã¢â‚¬Å“This will make the logistics much easier and since weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have everything inventoried, we will be able to respond quicker,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Most of FFEÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s business is OEMÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d. FFE supplies optical beam detectors for Honeywell, GE, SimplexGrinnell, Siemens and Bosch. The beam detectors are suited for wide-area coverage in applications such as warehouses, shopping centers and power stations.
Barker said to expect more news from FFE Americas in the near future as itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in Ã¢â‚¬Å“acquisition mode.Ã¢â‚¬Â