|Public (LSE: HLMA)|
|Headquarters||Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK|
|Paul Walker, (Chairman)
Andrew Williams (CEO)
|Revenue||£807.8 million (2016)|
|£173.2 million (2016)|
|£108.8 million (2016)|
The company was established in 1894 in Ceylon as The Nahalma Tea Estate Company Limited. It switched to rubber production in 1937 and became The Nahalma Rubber Estate Company Limited. 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.
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. In 1984, the company acquired Apollo Fire Detectors, the largest manufacturer of smoke detectors in the UK.
The company is organised as follows:
- Process safety
- Infrastructure safety
- Environmental & Analysis
- "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Halma. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
- "Halma history – Halma plc". halma.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
- "Fire Detection Solutions, Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd - Our History". www.apollo-fire.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
- "Sectors – Halma plc". halma.com. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
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