Our History

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2017

Apollo EMEA Managing Director, Charles Lombard

Steve Brown is promoted to Halma as Vice President – Infrastructure Safety

Charles Lombard joins Apollo as EMEA Managing Director, after leading global businesses in Italy, Australia, Denmark and France


2016

Apollo’s Soteria brand logo

Apollo launches SOTERIA® and CoreProtocol; an innovative range of analogue addressable fire detectors and new digital communications protocol, to facilitate larger system integration with faster, simpler installation and maintenance

Apollo launches a new range of Intelligent Interfaces, that are compatible with the new CoreProtocol digital communications protocol, and backwards compatible with Discovery and XP95 protocols

Apollo opens a regional Sales office in Dubai, UAE


2015

Apollo EMEA Managing Director, Steve Brown

Warren Rees retires and Steve Brown is appointed as EMEA Managing Director

Apollo launches a new range of Manual Call Points for addressable, two-wire, conventional and specialist systems


2013

Apollo India Sales Manager, Vikrant Patil

Apollo opens a regional sales office in India, led by Sales Manager Vikrant Patil


2012

Apollo EMEA Managing Director, Warren Rees

Warren Rees is appointed as first EMEA Managing Director


2011

Apollo Beijing General Manager, Kerry Zhang

Kerry Zhang joins as General Manager for Apollo Beijing


2010

Celebrating 30 years

Apollo celebrates 30th anniversary


2009

Royal Warrant

Apollo gains Royal Warrant


2008

The News Business Excellence Awards

Apollo win Business of the Year and Exporter of the Year


2007

Apollo’s new Kentucky office

Apollo America moves to new offices in Kentucky


2006

Apollo Managing Director, Danny Burns

Danny Burns joins Apollo as our 4th Managing Director


2005

Apollo SA, Spain

Apollo SA is formed in Madrid, Spain


2004

Apollo China

Apollo China established


2003

Apollo Orbis detectors

The Orbis range of detectors is launched


2001

Apollo workforce nears 400 and we export to over 75 countries worldwide


2000

20 years

Apollo celebrates 20th year anniversary


1998

Fire-testing lab

The world-class fire test lab is opened at Apollo’s head office


1997

HRH The Duke of York opens Apollo’s new premises

New premises are opened by HRH, The Duke of York


1996

XP95 range of detectors and interfaces

The XP95 range is enhanced by the launch of a range of Interfaces


1995

Queen’s Award for Export logo

Apollo wins unprecedented 3rd Queen’s Award for Export


1994

Industrial crane in marine environment

Marine and Intrinsically Safe ranges are launched


1993

XP95 detectors

XP95 is launched


1992

Apollo’s German office

Apollo GmbH is established


1990

Queen’s Award for Export logo

Second Queen’s Award for Export is achieved


1988

Loss Prevention Certification Board logo

Apollo becomes first fire detection company to obtain BS5750 part 2


1987

Queen’s Award for Export logo

Apollo is awarded Queen’s Award for Export


1986

Apollo Series 90 range

Apollo launches first analogue addressable range – Series 90


1984

Halma logo

Apollo is acquired by Halma plc and is renamed Apollo Fire Detectors Limited


1977

Halma logo

Apollo Manufacturing UK is established in Havant, Hampshire with a 13-strong workforce