Halma has purchased radar surveillance and safety solutions provider Navtech Radar.

LSE-listed technology company Halma intends to add new capabilities to its infrastructure safety sector with the acquisition.

Headquartered in Wantage, UK, Navtech offers solutions by combining radar, cameras, and software to boost road safety and provide real-time incident detection for tunnels and smart motorways.

Halma Group chief executive Andrew Williams said: “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.

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“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.

“Navtech is an exciting addition to our infrastructure safety business and builds on our existing strengths.”

“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.”

Navtech also offers real-time perimeter protection for critical infrastructure sites such as airports and supplies sensing applications for industrial automation in harsh outdoor environments.

Halma is a group of life-saving technology companies operating in the sectors of process and infrastructure safety, medical and environmental, and analysis.

The company employs more than 6,000 people in 20 countries, with major operations in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the US.

Halma noted that it intends to retain Navtech’s existing management team.

Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed.