A Chinese Business Innovation Award has been bestowed on Halma p.l.c. in Shanghai, at an awards ceremony. This award acknowledges Halma’s accomplishments through its 20 subsidiaries functioning in China introducing over 130 innovative solutions and products into the Chinese market from 2006 onwards in industries such as industrial safety photonics, water treatment, testing methods, health and lab instrumentation.
The British Business Awards conducted by the British Chamber of Commerce in China identify and foster meritorious innovations developed in China’s British business community. The Award ceremony followed by a Gala Dinner, was held on September 7, and was graced by the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, who is also the UK special Representative for International Trade and Investment, along with numerous other VIPs. Halma won the prize by competing against several other fierce contenders, mainly for its widespread range of application and products deployed in China.
Halma’s subsidiaries series of products include Hanovia’s UV water disinfection systems, used for chemical-free disinfection of bottled water; an avant-garde contraband detecting tool, crafted by Ocean Optics with help from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security’s Research Institute. Halma Water Management’s water leak identifying technology, to reduce water loss especially during 2008 Beijing Games and the 201 Shanghai World Expo events; A Humidifier developed by Perma Pure, employed in fuel cell vehicles, which are utilized to transport visitors wanting to go around the Expo site; Elevator door safety sensing systems designed by TL Jones, deployed in several public areas of the 2010 Expo and other country pavilions.
Andrew William, Chief Executive, Halma, asserted that he was honored that Halma’s efforts to create customized solutions for the Chinese clients were lauded this way. He also said that Halma would continue on its path to excellence serving the Chinese community.
According to Sir Andrew Cahn, UK Trade and Chief Executive, these awards were chiefly about acknowledging and appreciating the gigantic strides taken by companies, while promoting innovations and enterprise in China and also commemorating Chinese Companies’ success in the UK. The rapid growth rate of UK exports to China (45% increase), and investment of more than 74 Chinese companies in UK, is speedily taking the UK-China relationship to the next level.