Halma is a UK-based global group of life-saving technology companies. In 2019 Halma acquired Perth-headquartered fire detection system provider Ampac Group, and followed this up with the 2020 acquisition of a majority stake in another Perth-based company in the fire safety industry, Firemate Software.
Halma was listed on the London Stock Exchange in January 1972 and became a publicly-traded company. A series of acquisitions were made of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering companies and successful management generated strong organic growth.
This created the basis for the international technology group that Halma is today. The company changed its name to Halma Limited in 1973 and registered as a public limited company in 1981, becoming Halma plc.
Halma plc grew to be an established FTSE 250 business. In December 2017 the company entered the FTSE 100.