3M has acquired all shares and assets in Uniline Safety Systems, strengthening their global fall protection systems business. Uniline is a leading fall protection systems design and manufacturing company in Worcestershire, United Kingdom.

3M CEO Anders Pettersson said, “The acquisition of Uniline is a great addition to 3M's portfolio.

“Uniline shares many of the same beliefs that drive 3M; a commitment to quality, an endless drive to satisfy the customer’s needs and dedication to innovation and solving otherwise unmet customer needs.

“Uniline has succeeded in developing relationships with key customers in strategically important segments to 3M and has established specifications for their products around the world.”

Operating out of Redditch, Worcestershire, with additional offices in Australia, the company was founded in 2000 and supplies a variety of products and services to the fall protection market.

Uniline Safety Systems has key customers in the wind energy, utilities, marine and roof top sectors.

The acquisition will harness 3M Group’s global leadership position, fostering key customer relationships and systems product and expertise. Complementary geographical strengths will make Capital the largest fall protection systems supplier in the world.

Uniline CEO and Owner Simon Luke said, “Our success has been built on our technical knowledge, expertise and customer service.

“By joining 3M, we have more opportunities to keep workers safe, localise supply and further develop innovative product and service offerings, to continue to meet the needs of our customers and achieve the aspirations we have for the business.”