Sale of Fireproof Ventilations
In 2006, father and son Oosterbroek started selling fire resistant ventilation grills. In the course of time, new products were added to the range from own product development. Four people are now working at Fire Stop Systems (FSS). FSS offers a wide range of fire protection products for fire compartmentation. Initially this is a program of fire resistant ventilation grills. This has been specially developed for applications in interior and exterior doors, walls, floors, window frames and placement directly on glass. The products are mainly used in schools, nursery homes, apartments, data centres, transformer stations, parking garages and storage bins for chemicals. The various fire and smoke resistant door profiles are relatively new, as well as the acoustic insulating door profiles.
Quality comes first
FSS is market leader in Europe for fire resistant ventilation grills. The production takes place in the United Kingdom and the products are sold worldwide by distributors. FSS has a strong position on the Dutch market and is quickly expanding abroad. Off all sales, nearly 20% happens abroad. They aim to increase the sales abroad. Olaf Oosterbroek: “In the Netherlands, we are already very strong and there is barely any possibility to grow further. Abroad, there is still potential. They are increasingly more interested in fire resistant building over there.”
An interesting job for FSS was the delivery of grills for the facades in a large building project in Chelsea, a neighbourhood in London. Unusual was also a panic call from a large Turkish construction company that was building a five star hotel in St. Petersburg. Their ventilation system was not suitable and they informed per telephone whether FSS had a certain type of ventilation system in stock and what the dimensions were. The man immediately came over per airplane and proceeded to take the system in his specially purchased trunk back to Russia. Because of this incident, FSS started to focus on the Russian market. Thanks to local help (Red Star Consulting), they could enter the market and now regularly send shipments to their Russian building partner.
Fire Stop Systems expects to continue growing in Belgium, France and Spain. These markets are interesting for FSS.
Belgium | Bulgaria | Germany | Finland | France | Montenegro | Austria | Portugal | Algeria | China | Russia
FSS | Klaas en Olaf Oosterbroek