His Royal Highness (HRH), the Duke of Kent visited the headquarters of Apollo Fire Detectors in Havant, Hampshire last week to commemorate 40 years of excellence in UK manufacturing by the company.
During his visit, the Duke took a tour of the manufacturing facilities and met some of the engineers and assembly workers who are behind the award-winning and life-saving fire detection technology made by Apollo.
The royal visit and Apollo’s longstanding achievement in manufacturing excellence are documented by an official plaque, unveiled by the Duke during his visit.
“We are very proud to be able to share this important milestone in our history with HRH the Duke of Kent,” said Charles Lombard, Managing Director EMEA at Apollo. “In addition to celebrating Apollo’s long history of manufacturing excellence, this event reaffirmed our commitment to Apollo’s status of Royal Warrant Holder.”
Apollo Fire Detectors Ltd, one of the largest regional employers with almost 500 staff in Havant, specialises in the design and manufacture of high-quality fire detection products. Over the last 40 years, the company has broadened its capability from a straightforward focus on conventional fire detectors to include the manufacture of sophisticated analogue addressable detectors and interfaces for monitoring and controlling equipment in fire protection systems.
Apollo has some of the most advanced manufacturing technologies to ensure consistently high-quality products and fast response to customer requirements. Through planned expansion, Apollo has reached a leading global position in the market for professional fire detection. With more than 3000 international approvals for its products and regional offices in the United States, China, India and Germany along with exporting to over 100 countries, Apollo has cemented its position as a world-class fire solutions provider.
For further information visit www.apollo-fire.co.uk
Image shows HRH The Duke of Kent visiting the shop floor of the Apollo factory in Havant accompanied by Charles Lombard (Apollo MD) and Martin O’Neill (Head of Manufacturing)