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Innovating for a Safer, More Efficient World

Welcome to Grob Group, where expertise meets innovation in fire protection, ventilation, and industrial automation. Based in London and extending our services beyond, we are dedicated to providing top-tier solutions tailored to your needs. Discover how our companies - Fire Protection, Hotchkiss, and LeFactory - are setting new standards in safety and compliance.

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About us

Who are we

Grob Group (formerly Hotchkiss Group) is a conglomerate specializing in passive fire protection, ventilation services, and innovative industrial solutions. With a legacy spanning over 130 years, we are committed to excellence and innovation.

As a leader in the industry, Grob Group offers comprehensive solutions in passive fire protection (Fire Protection Ltd), high-quality ventilation services (Hotchkiss Ltd), and cutting-edge factory automation (LeFactory Ltd). Our expertise extends across various sectors, including:

  • Commercial
  • Aviation
  • Railway
  • Residential
  • Hospitality
  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Banking
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Our Vision

To become the industry’s safest, fastest, greenest, and most trustworthy ventilation contractor & passive fire safety provider.

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Our Mission

To create the most effective and pain-free environment for our clients.

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Our Core Values

Safety | Honesty & Integrity | Openness | Teamwork | Environmentally & Socially Responsible | Service excellence

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Our Strategic Pillars

People | Governance | Innovation | Sustainability | Digitalisation | Vision Deployment

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Our Vision 2030 Deployment

UK Expansion | Function Lead Structure | Vertical Set Up | Life Safety Solutions Expansion | One Factory | Digital Transformation | Process improvement | International Expansion | Strategic Acquisitions

our team

The Core of Our Business

Our team of experienced professionals is at the heart of our success. With expertise in engineering, design, and customer service, they drive our commitment to quality and innovation.

Grob Group Staff image Olivier Grob
Olivier Grob
Group Chief Executive Officer
Managing Director Hotchkiss Ltd.
Grob Group Staff image Christina Amarelle
Christina Amarelle
Group Chief Financial Officer
Terry Cooper
Group Commercial Director
Grob Group Staff image  Steven Hancock
Steve Hancock
Group Supply Chain & Sustainability Manager
Grob Group Staff image Mark Crafter
Mark Crafter
Group Marketing & Communications Manager
Grob Group Staff image Faun Dunford
Faun Dunford
Group QEHS Compliance Coordinator
Grob Group Staff image Claire Butter
Claire Butters MCIPD
Group H.R. Officer
Grob Group Staff image Eugene Brown
Eugene Brown
Group Financial Controller
Grob Group Staff image Vaughan Husband
Vaughan Husband
Group IT Manager
Gary Nash
Group health & safety advisor
Grob Group Staff image Jamie Baden
Jamie Baden
group Installation Manager
Grob Group Staff image Steven David Harrison
Steve Harrison
Managing Director
Fire Protection Ltd.
Grob Group Staff image Dave Baldock
Dave Baldock
Managing Director
LeFactory Ltd.
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Fire Protection

Was established in 1994 with the ambition of becoming the safest, most trusted passive fire protection specialist. As manufacturers and installers of passive fire resisting systems, this is a goal we continue to strive for to keep pushing the boundaries of service and innovation when it comes to fire safety.

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Established in 1885, Hotchkiss is an engineering company with more than 130 years’ experience in ventilation services. Working in London and across the UK, Hotchkiss boasts an experienced team of ventilation and ductwork engineers. In addition, as a ventilation contractor, we detail, manufacture and fit prefabricated ductwork for all your ventilation and ductwork needs.

Hotchkiss ductwork in project


As the manufacturing business within Grob Group, LeFactory manufactures ductwork for Group companies and on a supply only basis to the wider ductwork market. The quality and quick turnaround of our manufacture combined with our competitive rates provide our supply only clients with a strong supply chain partner that they can rely on. LeFactory can manufacture and supply all types of ductwork to any size, scale or specification.

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