AS Fire traces its history back to the innovative ‘464’ ladder. In 1968 the Southern Apparatus Company Limited (Sacol) began producing the ‘464’ ladder which was being marketed by Angus Fire Armour and which had successfully replaced the traditional wooden wheeled escape.
In 1978 Angus Sacol Ladders was formed bringing both production and marketing within one company and following a management buy-out in 1995, the company name was changed to AS Fire & Rescue Equipment Ltd.
Established in 1797, Bayley Ladders manufactured fire escapes as well as fire and rescue appliances. At the time of the Angus Sacol management buy-out, Bayley Ladders was also purchased and incorporated in to the AS Fire and Rescue Equipment family; Bayley celebrating their 200th anniversary in 2017.
In December 2003 the company was successfully floated on the AIM stock market and the Asfare Group was formed.
In June 2006 Asfare Group purchased Collins Youldon Ltd.
Founded in 1976, Collins Youldon has been the leading manufacturers of a range of hose reels for fire fighting and domestic fuel delivery applications. They are the preferred supplier for many worldwide vehicle producers, and with over 40 years’ experience manufacturing and developing this critical equipment, also offer a wide range of complementary products to supplement these core offerings.
In December 2010 the acquisition of the business was announced in a Management Buy Out (MBO).
A new era in the company evolution was announced, which enhanced and portrayed both our market leadership and commitment to innovation. The company changed their name to Supply Plus Ltd.
In April 2019 a further MBO took place to bring ownership of the business fully to the management team
Although our identity has changed, the brands AS Fire & Safety, Bayley and Collins Youldon continue to supply their specialised equipment to our diverse international customer base while ensuring that the new direction of the company maintains the focus on putting safety at the heart of everything we do.
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