Profile: Tyco International Ltd (TYC.N)
18 Dec 2013
Tyco International Ltd. (Tyco), incorporated in 1962, is a diversified company, which provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. It operates in five segments: ADT Worldwide, Flow Control, Fire Protection Services, Electrical and Metal Products, and Safety Products. During the fiscal year ended September 24, 2010, the Company’s Flow Control segment acquired two Brazilian valve companies, including Hiter Industria e Comercio de Controle Termo-Hidraulico Ltda (Hiter), a valve manufacturer which serves a variety of industries, including the oil and gas, chemical and petrochemical markets. On May 14, 2010, it acquired Brink's Home Security Holdings, Inc. (BHS). In June 2011, Tyco acquired 75% interest in United Arab Emirates-based KEF Holdings Ltd. In September 2011, it acquired Chemguard, Inc. In December 2011, the Company acquired Visonic Ltd. On November 8, 2013, the Company acquired Westfire Inc.
The Company’s ADT Worldwide segment designs, sells, installs, services and monitors electronic security systems for residential, commercial, educational, governmental and industrial customers around the world. The Company is a provider of electronic security systems and services. Tyco has market presence in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. It also provides electronic security services, including monitoring of burglar alarms, fire alarms and other life safety conditions as well as maintenance of electronic security systems. Its electronic security systems business involves the installation and use of security systems designed to detect intrusion, control access and react to movement, fire, smoke, flooding, environmental conditions, industrial processes and other hazards. These electronic security systems include detection devices that are usually connected to a monitoring center that receives and records alarm signals.
The Company’s other solutions include access control systems for sensitive areas, such as government facilities and banks; video surveillance systems designed to deter theft and fraud and help protect employees and customers, and asset protection and security management systems designed to monitor and protect physical assets, as well as electronic data. Its offerings also include anti-theft systems utilizing acousto magnetic and radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and labels in the retail industry.
The Company’s Flow Control segment designs, manufactures, sells and services valves, pipes, fittings, valve automation and heat tracing products for general process, energy and mining markets, as well as the water and wastewater market. Flow Control designs, manufactures and services a variety of valves, actuators, controls, pipes, fittings and heat tracing products. Valve products include a range of industrial valves, including on-off valves, safety relief valves and other specialty valves. Actuation products include pneumatic, hydraulic and electric actuators. Control products include limit switches, solenoid valves, valve positioners, network systems and accessories. For the water market, Flow Control offers a variety of pipes and valves, for water transmission applications. Flow Control is also a global provider of heat tracing services and products. In addition to these core products, Flow Control makes a variety of specialty products for environmental (emissions monitoring, water flow and quality monitoring, dust filter cleaning systems), instrumentation (manifolds, enclosures, isolation valves) and other applications.
Flow Control products are used in many applications including power generation, chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, wastewater, pulp and paper, commercial irrigation, mining and food and beverage. Flow Control also provides engineering, design, inspection, maintenance and repair services for its valves and related products. Flow Control products are sold under many trade names, including Anderson Greenwood, Biffi, Crosby, Keystone, KTM, Raychem, Sempell, Tracer and Vanessa. Flow Control’s customers include businesses engaged in a range of industries, including power generation, chemical and petrochemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas exploration, production and refining, mining, water, food and beverage, marine and shipbuilding and other process industries.
Fire Protection Services
The Company’s Fire Protection Services segment designs, sells, installs and services fire detection and fire suppression systems for commercial enterprises, governmental entities, airports, commercial shipping companies, transportation systems, healthcare owners, petrochemical facilities and homeowners. Fire Protection Services designs, sells, installs and services fire alarm and fire detection systems, automatic fire sprinkler systems and special hazard suppression systems. Fire Protection Services operates under various trade names, including SimplexGrinnell, Wormald, Mather & Platt, Dong Bang, Zettler and Tyco.
Fire Protection Services offers a range of fire alarm and fire detection systems. These alarm and detection systems include fire alarm control panels, advanced fire alarm monitoring systems, smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors, voice evacuation systems and emergency lighting systems. Fire Protection Services also offers a range of fire suppression systems, the majority of which are water-based sprinkler systems. In addition, Fire Protection Services provides custom designed special hazard suppression systems, which incorporate specialized extinguishing agents, such as foams, dry chemicals and gases, in addition to spill control products designed to absorb, neutralize and solidify spills of hazardous materials. These systems are often especially suited to fire suppression in certain manufacturing, power generation, petrochemical, offshore oil exploration, transportation, data processing, telecommunications, commercial food preparation, mining and marine applications. Fire Protection Services installs fire detection and fire suppression systems in both new and existing buildings. These systems typically are purchased by owners, construction engineers and electrical contractors as well as mechanical or general contractors. Fire Protection Services customers include commercial enterprises, governmental entities, airports, commercial shipping companies, transportation systems, healthcare facility owners, petrochemical facilities and homeowners.
Electrical and Metal Products
The Company’s Electrical and Metal Products segment designs, manufactures and sells galvanized steel tubing and pipe products, pre-wired armored electrical cables, electrical support systems and metal framing systems for trade contractors in the construction and modernization of non-residential structures such as commercial office buildings, institutional facilities, manufacturing plants and warehouses, shopping centers and multi-family dwellings. In North America, its Allied Tube & Conduit business is a manufacturer of electrical steel conduit and its AFC Cable Systems business is a manufacturer of steel and aluminum pre-wired electrical cable. Electrical and Metal Products also manufactures and sells cable tray systems, steel tubes, tiles, plates and other specialty formed steel products in South America, Asia Pacific and EMEA.
Electrical and Metal Products designs and manufactures galvanized steel tubing and pipe products that include electrical conduit, fire sprinkler pipe, light gauge steel tube and fence pipe. These steel tube and pipe products are sold under the brand names Allied Tube & Conduit and Tectron Tube. In addition, Tyco manufactures various electrical support system products, including strut channel, metal framing, cable tray systems and associated fittings, sold under brand names Unistrut, PowerStrut, TJ Cope and Acroba. Electrical and Metal Products also designs and manufactures pre-wired armored and metal-clad electrical cable, flexible and non-metallic conduit, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) cable protection products, as well as other fire stop products. These offerings are sold under the brand names AFC Cable Systems, Eastern Wire and Conduit and Kaf-Tech. The products manufactured by Electrical and Metal Products are used by trade contractors in the construction and modernization of non-residential structures such as commercial office buildings, institutional facilities, manufacturing plants and warehouses, shopping centers and multi-family dwellings.
The Company’s Safety Products segment designs, manufactures and sells fire suppression, electronic security and life safety products, including fire suppression products, breathing apparatus, intrusion, security, access control and video management systems. In addition, Safety Products manufactures products installed and serviced by ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services. Safety Products manufactures fire suppression products, including water sprinkler systems, portable fire extinguishers, commercial suppression systems for special hazards including gas, powder and foam agents, hose products and fire-fighting foam and related delivery devices. Safety Products also manufactures life safety products, including self-contained breathing apparatus designed for firefighter, industrial and military use, supplied air respirators, air-purifying respirators, thermal imaging cameras, gas detection equipment and gas masks. Safety Products’ breathing apparatus are used by the military forces of several countries and many United States firefighters rely on the Scott Air-Pak brand of self-contained breathing apparatus.
Safety Products designs and manufactures electronic security products, including integrated video surveillance and access control systems. Its global access control solutions include integrated security management systems for enterprise applications, access control solutions applications, alarm management panels, door controllers, readers, keypads and cards. Its global video system solutions include digital video management systems, matrix switchers and controllers, digital multiplexers, programmable cameras, monitors and liquid crystal displays. Its intrusion security products provide advanced security products for homes and businesses ranging from burglar alarms to a full range of security systems, including alarm control panels, keypads, sensors and central station receiving equipment used in security monitoring centers. Safety Products also manufactures a number of products for ADT Worldwide and Fire Protection Services for incorporation into their electronic security systems and fire detection and fire suppression systems. These products include a range of its fire detection and fire suppression products, security, video and access control products, electronic article surveillance and intrusion products. Its Safety Products businesses utilize a worldwide network of sales offices and operate globally under various trade names, including Scott, Protector, Ansul, Grinnell, Tyco, Software House, American Dynamics, DSC and Bentel.
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