Safegate acquires Liberty Airport Systems

Safegate Group has completed the acquisition of Liberty Airport Systems, the North American expert 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.
Tom Duffy, president of Safegate Airport Systems, 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 U.S. 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,” adds 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.”