Adding value with indoor climate technology since 1969
Since its foundation in 1969 Halton Group has grown from a small national company to a leading global company in indoor climate technology. Halton's competitiveness is based on customer focused products and solutions for a selected range of applications. Technologically and locally focused operations backed with international expansion have been the driving forces of the family owned company.
Foundation of the company
Halton's good business idea provided a firm base for the future success. The shop furnishings division guaranteed continuous business, although the future was seen to be in indoor climate business. From the very beginning, Halton invested heavily in research and development. Consequently, real breakthrough products emerged. They enabled a strong and profitable increase in sales. The turnover of the company increased in a controlled and profitable manner by thirty per cent a year on average throughout the decade.
In the beginning, the company grew in the domestic market. One of the main targets was to become international from the outset, hence export activities commenced at a very early stage of Halton's history. The first successful entries were made on the Scandinavian markets, and soon after that in Central Europe. Against all odds, Halton entered Canada in 1978 by setting up its first foreign subsidiary. This manufacturing unit operated under the name Oston Ltd and produced sophisticated checkout counters.