Fire systems and safety
In the field of fire services and systems, GSA boasts several strategic contracts at the European level, such as the fire safety management of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, the Gran Sasso Tunnel, the main motorway tunnels, and more than 100 kilometres of tunnels throughout Italy. In addition to the road infrastructure sector, GSA also operates in the fire safety sector applied to the health sector, serving over 200 facilities throughout Italy.
Research and development
Investment in research and development is the cornerstone of GSA: the company comprises a team of engineers constantly engaged in optimising the services offered and in developing new projects.
Particularly noteworthy among the Group’s most successful products and numerous patents is iTunnel, a project conceived and implemented by GSA – in collaboration with CISM, the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences in Udine, and the Department of Construction and Transport of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Padua – with a research investment of over 1.8 million Euro. This project involves the extraordinary invention of a high-efficiency, easy to manage and exceptionally effective drone for the extinguishing of fires and the management of safety in tunnels.
GSA also boasts proprietary applied technology, protected by an international patent: a fire-fighting system based on micronised water. This technology instantly eliminates smoke, making it easier to approach the fire. To date, it is installed on more than 120 special light- and heavy-duty vehicles, all owned by the company, used in different operating scenarios.
In early 2018, Armònia Sgr, a leading private equity operator promoted by prestigious exponents of the Italian business and finance world, became the major shareholder of GSA, attesting yet further to the high levels of excellence achieved by the group. GSA’s current Management will continue at the helm of the company, with the full and renewed confidence of the new shareholders.
The Armònia fund, whose strategy is to support first-rate Italian companies with a significant international growth potential, has chosen to invest in GSA with the aim of actively supporting its challenging growth path, both in Italy and abroad.
oreover, ever since 2014, GSA has been entrusting the independent certification of its accounts to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), first voluntarily and then mandatorily since the financial year ended 31 December 2017.
GSA is an engineering services corporation that has earned a leading position in the provision of fire services, fire engineering, emergency management and advanced training, as well as historically delivering first-rate facility services.READ MORE
The GSA universe
The GSA offering is split into three divisions: Safety, Academy and Facility. The secret to GSA’s success lies in the ability to operate as a global service provider, offering an absolute guarantee of high quality levels.READ MORE
GSA in figures
Through its successful business model, GSA has confirmed its ongoing capacity for growth. In the last four years, the company has recorded a 20% increase in turnover per year.READ MORE
GSA has been certified by Notified Certification Bodies, in line with the company’s policy of continuous improvement, and adopts an Integrated Quality, Environment, Safety and Social Responsibility Management System, in the broadest sense of the respective terms, in compliance with international standards.READ MORE