Halma acquires innovative British radar surveillance and safety solutions company

Halma has acquired Navtech Radar in a move that will add new capabilities to the company’s Infrastructure Safety sector. 

Navtech Radar is a provider of innovative radar surveillance and safety solutions for use in highway monitoring, perimeter security and industrial applications.

Based in Wantage, UK, Navtech combines radar, cameras and software to improve road safety and provide real-time incident detection, including for tunnels and smart motorways.  Navtech also delivers cost-effective real-time perimeter protection for critical infrastructure sites such as airports and supplies sensing applications for industrial automation in harsh outdoor environments.

The acquisition was completed on 14 November and its existing management team will remain with the business.

Andrew Williams, Halma’s Group chief executive, commented: “Navtech is an exciting addition to our Infrastructure Safety business and builds on our existing strengths in sensing vehicles, people and assets for safety and control applications. It has valuable IP in radar-based hardware and software solutions and also adds a new presence in the fast-growing highway and critical infrastructure safety market niches. As well as adding these new capabilities to the group, I am confident that Navtech will benefit from all of Halma’s strategic Growth Enablers, including International Expansion and Digital Growth, to accelerate and sustain growth in the future.”

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