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Halma acquires wireless safety and security solutions business Ramtech

Halma has acquired Ramtech, the UK wireless safety and security solutions business. Ramtech will join several companies in the safety and fire detection markets that are part of the Halma plc portfolio.


Andy Hicks, Ramtech Managing Director

Nottingham-headquartered Ramtech turns over £10 million annually, employs 65 people and is said to be rapidly expanding in terms of the products and services it offers.

Ramtech will become part of Halma’s safety division but will operate independently, retaining its name and brand. Ramtech’s senior team will remain with the company, including Andy Hicks, the company’s Managing Director, and one of Ramtech’s co-owners before the sale. Halma divisional Chief Executive Charles Lombard will join Ramtech as chairman.

Andy Hicks said: “It is the right time for Ramtech to enter its next phase of expansion and achieve truly global growth. The investment and access to Halma’s expertise and global network are all essential ingredients in helping the company achieve this.

“Our ‘customer-first’ approach will remain, and we don’t see that passion for our customers changing in any way.”

Halma owns around 45 businesses covering safety, environment and analysis, and health. Ramtech will join Halma’s safety division whose companies’ technologies span elevator safety, fire detection, fire suppression, security sensors, access control, safe storage, people and vehicle flow.

Charles Lombard said: “We look forward to supporting Ramtech to help meet its ambitious growth plans, which will help more customers save lives and protect valuable assets.”

As governments continue to insist on higher standards of fire safety on construction sites, Ramtech believes it is well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities, with its routes to market and product solutions.

Currently, Ramtech’s WES3 technology and REACT system is installed on the 7km west section of London’s new Thames Tideway Tunnel – an ambitious 25km ‘super sewer’ that, once completed in 2025, is designed to prevent the River Thames from being polluted by overflow sewage.

The system is also currently deployed during the construction works at Everton’s new ground at Bramley-Moore Dock, and was recently used to protect almost a millennium’s worth of heritage and some of Nottingham’s most treasured artefacts during the £30 million redevelopment of the city’s castle.

Find out more about Ramtech.

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