21 June 2019

Halma acquires leading Australian fire and evacuation systems company

Halma has acquired Ampac, a leading fire and evacuation systems supplier in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Founded in 1974, Ampac is headquartered in Perth, Australia, and has a strong global presence, with businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Ampac brings strong brand equity, robust technology, and established routes to market. Its fire detection systems are highly complementary to our existing portfolio of market-leading fire companies, and its voice evacuation panels, sounders and beacons will help extend the intellectual property of our business.

The acquisition supports our strategy of growing our geographic footprint and increasing our fire system offering. Ampac is a market leader in Australia, and Halma’s Growth Enablers will help strengthen its market position, enhance its digital offering, and grow its business internationally.

The company will continue to run under its current management team and will become part of Halma’s Infrastructure Safety sector.

Andrew Williams, Group Chief Executive at Halma, commented:

“This is an exciting acquisition that extends our geographic footprint and strengthens the intellectual property of our fire detection businesses. Ampac brings a strong brand, robust technology and well-established routes to market. Its highly complementary technologies will strengthen our value proposition, and it is well positioned to benefit from Halma’s Growth Enablers.

This is a further example of our strategy to acquire regional partners to accelerate growth in our core Fire Detection markets, following our successful acquisition of Limotec in Belgium in 2018, and Advanced Electronics in the UK in 2014. We look forward to Ampac joining Halma and to working with its management team.”

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