Halma expands in fire safety sector with acquisition

Halma has announced that it has acquired Thermocable for its safety sector fire detection company, Apollo Fire Detectors.

Thermocable is a manufacturer of linear heat detectors (LHDs). LHDs are 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 expand the range of devices Apollo offers, helping to keep more people safe from the risk of fire.

“Thermocable’s specialist technologies will further enhance Apollo’s existing strengths in fire detection and alarm systems for industrial and commercial customers,” says 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.”

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

“Our long-term growth is driven by increasing urbanisation, population growth and safety regulation,” says David Bulley, Managing Director of Apollo. “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.”

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