New acquisitions and growing expertise

In 2000, the Norwegian Acti-Com AS and the Canadian CanVent Co. were affiliated to Halton Group.

Next year, Halton launched an indoor climate technology development project in Singapore in co-operation with the National University of Singapore. Intensive investment in advanced product development proved to be the key to Halton's success as a technological pacesetter and market leader.

Halton's business units in Finland were awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate in 2001. The certificate covers all of Halton's operations in Finland. The environmental certification was an addition to the ISO 9000 Quality Certification granted to Halton a decade earlier.

In 2003, Halton acquired the leading Finnish supplier of clean indoor air products, Clairia Oy. The acquisition brought new knowledge to Halton and reinforced the company's strong investment in Indoor climate expertise and international growth.

In 2005, Halton acquired Vent Master Europe Ltd, UK and the Canadian and US business operations of Vent Master specialising in commercial kitchen ventilation and air purification technologies. The purchase strengthened the international market position of Halton and enhanced its expertise as indoor climate solutions supplier for foodservice facilities. Great Britain and North America became Halton Group's largest individual markets.

Halton Foodservice strengthened its position as international market leader in 2006 when Wimböck joined Halton Group. Wimböck was a family-owned manufacturer and known as the technology leader in high-quality ventilated ceiling systems for foodservice facilities. The acquisition also strengthened Halton Group's position geographically in the German and Japanese markets.

In 2007, Indoorium Oy, a provider of solutions for indoor environment management, joined Halton Group.

During the new millenium, Asia has had an increasingly central role in Halton's strategy, as the company is targeting especially the emerging markets. Asian expansion is led from Malaysia, where Halton had established its first Asian office and manufacturing unit as early as in 1996.