Whip Fire Protection Services had their origins way back in 1981, when founders – Ivan van Graan and Billy Sterrenberg operating as Whip Engineering Enterprises, were joined by Bill Stevens, to establish the beginning of Whip Fire Protection Services (Pty) Ltd.
Whip Fire quickly became the leaders in the Sprinkler Fire Protection Industry in the Western Cape and completed contracts as far as Namibia. Local contracts included the Telkom Building in Bellville, Metropolitan Life Head Office (3,500 sprinklers), Sanlam Head Office (2,000 sprinklers) and several more including 15 sets of control valves and 19 Special Risk Installations in Saldana, that included Foam Deluge, High-Velocity Spray systems and Transformer Protection. In 1997 Whip Fire was awarded SUPERVISING INSTALLER status by ASIB. This was due to the high standard of design, the interpretation of the rules and installation work as dictated by ASIB.
In 2010 the business was restructured with the retirement of founding member Billy Sterrenberg and the arrival of Alan Watt. Alan implemented and amalgamated numerous aspects of the ever-growing business for the twenty-first-century and thus was born the current Whip Fire Projects (Pty) LTD.
In 2018 a branch of Whip Fire was established in Johannesburg, Gauteng to address the ever-growing need of fire protection management. As South Africa’s oldest fire-protection-family-business, Whip Fire is uniquely positioned to service this need.
The Team at Whip Fire see themselves as a one-stop-shop for the fire management sector, with multiple in-house divisions such as full on sight fire signage designs, tailormade construction, installation on site by full time staff – no subcontractors, in-house assembly staff with access machinery, scissor & boom lifts, all backed by a fleet of service delivery vehicles.
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