Halma expands fire safety portfolio

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Global life-saving technology group Halma has announced its acquisition of Thermocable (Flexible Elements) Ltd (Thermocable) for its Safety sector fire detection company, Apollo Fire Detectors Limited (Apollo).

Thermocable is based in Bradford, UK, and is a developer and manufacturer of Linear Heat Detectors (LHDs) – temperature sensitive cables, installed in areas at risk of overheating and fire, which trigger an alert when they detect a change of temperature. 

Thermocable’s specialist detection technologies will expand the range of devices on offer from Apollo helping to keep more people safe from the risk of fire.

Thermocable’s technology is particularly suited for use in challenging infrastructure and industrial applications such as tunnels, factories, car parks, and increasingly solar farms.

“Thermocable’s specialist technologies will further enhance Apollo’s existing strengths in fire detection and alarm systems for industrial and commercial customers, “ said Andrew Williams, Group Chief Executive of Halma. 

“They will enable Apollo to address a greater range of customer needs in niche applications for a variety of sectors such as urban infrastructure and transportation, logistics, natural resources and emerging applications in renewable power generation.”

David Bulley, Managing Director of Apollo, said: “Our long-term growth is driven by increasing urbanisation, population growth and safety regulation. With the acquisition of Thermocable, we will serve a greater range of customer needs globally while offering an extra layer of protection to help extinguish fires at the source before they cause serious harm. Its technologies are highly aligned with Apollo’s purpose to protect people and their environment.”

The acquisition is part of Halma’s growth strategy to acquire bolt-on and standalone businesses, with a total of four acquisitions so far this financial year.

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