Fire and Fabrication supports our customers, principally contractors, working on fire protection systems for new installations, renovations and servicing of existing fire systems across residential and commercial end markets.
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Within our Fire and Fabrication customer group we fabricate and supply fire protection products, fire protection systems and fabrication services to fire contractors. These contractors work on new installations, renovations and servicing of fire systems principally in commercial buildings but also in some residential facilities. Purchasing decisions are made based on service, relationships and inventory availability.
Product offerings include sprinklers and pipework, fittings, hangers and supplies. We offer fabrication services to customize the product offering based on our customers’ needs. We also supply materials to large government, manufacturing and sports facilities.
With the acquisition of MFP Design, we are now able to offer fire sprinkler design services to customers. As our contractor customers are required to provide an appropriate fire sprinkler design in order to win tendered work, this capability allows Ferguson customers to collaborate with us on both design and product fulfilment.
We also continue to focus on the provision of fabrication services with new facilities becoming operational during the year, with more to follow in the year ahead. We were able to leverage Fire and Fabrication expertise and fabrication services with commercial customers during the year and expect to continue to do so in the years ahead. The continued roll-out of own brand products has helped give customers more product choices.
Ferguson is the number one in the USA with an estimated 22 per cent market share. The three next largest competitors hold approximately 44 per cent market share between them.