ARA Group acquires WiltradingSTACE

 

Wiltrading STACE will expand the offerings of the ARA Fire, increasing ARA capabilities across Australia. 

Effective as of the 1st of May 2021, Mr Edward Federman, ARA Executive Chair and Managing Director announced the acquisition of Wiltrading STACE,  

“I am pleased to announce the acquisition of Wiltrading STACE, a service provider for life safety systems with branches in Perth, Karratha, Darwin, Cairns and Sydney. Wiltrading STACE will become an important part of the ARA Fire and I welcome them to the ARA Group.”

Wiltrading STACE has a strong, expert presence and long history in providing safety inspections, testing, certification, servicing, engineering services, project management and asset management to the Marine & Offshore, Industrial and Defence sectors. Nick Eisenhut, Managing Director of Wiltrading STACE states, 

“Wiltrading STACE is excited to be part of the ARA Group. Our companies share a strong cultural alignment of valuing our clients and building long-term business relationships. The breadth of ARA’s services, its people, clients and capabilities will help us offer even more to our Client base. I believe ARA will be able to expand and grow the Wiltrading STACE brand further. Led by its Executive Chair and Managing Director, Edward Federman, ARA is a successful Australian privately-owned Group with existing complementary companies which I am sure will offer Wiltrading STACE employees, further career opportunities.”

With OEM accreditation and regulatory approvals, highly trained and knowledgeable service technicians and facilities strategically located around Australia, Wiltrading STACE deliver critical services that enable their customers to meet the necessary safety and certification requirements to continue operating.

ARA welcomes Wiltrading STACE to the Group.


ARA Fire deliver a comprehensive range of passive and active fire protection solutions to meet the exact safety requirements of your building, facility or infrastructure project. We design, install and maintain fire systems for clients across the retail, commercial, government, healthcare, industrial, mining and resources, manufacturing, tunnelling and infrastructure sectors. With a national network of qualified technicians and 24hr customer support for all our services, we are committed to ensuring your systems and equipment remain effective and responsive at all times.

The ARA Group is a complementary network of essential building and infrastructure services operating in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 2001 by Edward Federman and Leo Browne, the ARA Group is comprised of seven divisions that provide fully integrated solutions for your facilities and infrastructure. 

Mr Edward Federman, ARA Group Executive Chair and Managing Director. With more than 30 years of experience in the building services industry, Edward co-founded ARA Group in 2001 with a vision to build the business through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Since 2001, ARA has grown to employ over 2,500 people across a diverse range of product and service divisions including: ARA Fire, ARA Mechanical, ARA Electrical, ARA Security, ARA Products, ARA Building Services and ARA Property Services.   

Nick Eisenhut, Managing Director of Wiltrading STACE has over 40 years’ experience in the Marine & Offshore Industries. Nick joined the company in 2008 as Technical Services Manager, during his tenure Nick has held the positions of Regional Operations Manager, National Operations Manager, Offshore & Marine Manager and General Manager, before becoming the Managing Director in November 2020.

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