Tucson, Arizona (May 21, 2015) – Alicat’s Whisper series of mass flow meters and controllers have taken the “Best Product” prize in an innovation competition run by its parent company, Halma plc. The Halma Innovation Awards recognizes advancements made by Halma subsidiaries that demonstrate creative new ways to improve a company’s products or operations.
The Innovation Awards stem from Halma’s belief that encouraging continual improvement and unique ideas are key factors in its success. Innovation drives organic growth in its subsidiaries by meeting industry challenges and customer needs.
Alicat’s Whisper series technology beat out nine other product innovation entries from Halma companies. Winners were chosen by a popular vote among executives at Halma’s global subsidiaries. The Whisper series was developed in order to meet the needs of customers whose processes were too sensitive for traditional flow measurement and control instruments. Having very little pressure drop, Whispers can be added to a system without inducing backpressure or significantly affecting volumetric flow measurement.
Alicat also received the distinction of Company of the Year for Halma’s Environmental & Analysis Sector. This award recognizes Alicat as a top performer within its Halma Sector in terms of new products, new markets, management development and financial growth.
Based in the United Kingdom, Halma is a group of nearly 50 worldwide subsidiaries that develop and manufacture products for protecting life and improving quality of life for people worldwide. The company’s business groups focus on process safety, environmental and analysis, infrastructure safety and medical sectors.