|Type||Public (LSE: CHG)|
|Industry||Aerospace and Defence|
|Key people||Peter Hickson, Chairman
Mark Papworth, CEO
|Revenue||£740.3 million (2012)|
|Operating income||£88.3 million (2012)|
|Net income||£15.3 million (2012)|
The business was formed as The British, Foreign & Colonial Automatic Light Controlling Company Limited in 1905 to make timers for gas street lighting. In the 1950s the company diversified into silver coated filaments for lighting. It was subsequently established that such filaments had an alternative use as chaff for radar decoy purposes. The company was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1974.
The Group is organised into two divisions:
The energetics operations of Chemring is one of the world leaders in pyrotechnics with sites in England, Scotland, Germany, Spain and Australia. The product range includes smoke and flare units, battlefield simulation, minefield defence systems and demolition stores
- Preliminary Results 2012
- Chemring: History
- "Acquisition of BDL Systems Limited". www.chemring.co.uk. Chemring Group PLC. 2006. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Chemring buys BDL Systems for 9 mln stg; order book reaches record 225 mln stg". http://www.lse.co.uk. London South East Limited. 2006. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
- Chemring buys Simmel Difesa for £52m Reuters, 30 March 2007
- Chemring buys bomb disposal company Richmond Reuters, 5 November 2007
- Chemring buys pyrotechnics specialist QCK, 27 May 2008
- Chemring buy Martin Electronics for $70m IB Times, 24 June 2008
- "defence.professionals". defpro.com. 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2011-04-08.