Halma plc

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Halma plc
Type Public (LSEHLMA)
Industry Technology
Founded 1894
Headquarters Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Key people Paul Walker, (Chairman)
Andrew Williams (CEO)
Revenue £676.5 million (2014)[1]
Operating income £140.2 million (2014)[1]
Net income £107.6 million (2014)[1]
Website www.halma.com

Halma plc is a group of technology companies that makes products for hazard detection and life protection. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The Company was established in 1894 in Ceylon as The Nahalma Tea Estate Company Limited.[2] It switched to rubber production in 1937 and became The Nahalma Rubber Estate Company Limited.[2] During the early 1950s the Company's rubber estates were nationalised by the Sri-Lankan government, and in 1956 the Company became Halma Investments Limited, thereby severing its connections with both tea and rubber and becoming an investment and industrial holding company.[2]

In the early 1970s the company began a sequence of acquisitions in the mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering sectors. The Company was renamed Halma Limited in 1973 and registered as a public limited company in 1981, becoming Halma plc.[2]

In 1984, the company acquired Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd, the largest manufacturer of smoke detectors in the UK.[3]


The Company is organised as follows:[4]

  • Process safety
  • Infrastructure safety
  • Medical
  • Environmental & Analysis


  1. ^ a b c Final Results 2014
  2. ^ a b c d Halma history
  3. ^ Apollo Fire Detectors
  4. ^ Halma: our companies

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