Minimax Viking

Minimax Viking is the market leader in the development and supply of fire protection systems primarily for the industrial market with a special focus on special hazard situations. Minimax operates an integrated business model throughout the fire protection value chain, including system configuration, sourcing and manufacturing, project management, installation and after-market service.

Minimax is the clear market leader in Germany and the global number three fire equipment supplier with leading market positions in Iberia, France, Poland and China. Following the acquisition of Consolidated Fire Protection (CFP) in the US 2007 and the industry transforming Viking merger in 2009, the company has a leading market position in the US. Minimax serves both the fixed fire protection market (sprinkler water systems, mist and foam systems, gas systems and industrial detection) which is approximately 92% of sales and also the portable fire extinguishers market which is approximately 8% of sales.

The company is headquartered in Bad Oldesloe, Germany.

Value creation strategy
  • Leverage strong organic growth
  • Focus on international expansion
  • Add-on acquisitions
Investment history
  • Acquired in June 2006
  • Sold to Kirkbi A/S and Intermediate Capital Group plc in August 2014

Press releases
IK Investment Partners to sell Minimax Viking Group
Minimax and Viking Group merge to create a world leader in the fire protection industry
Industri Kapital acquires Minimax from Investcorp
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