Chemring Group

Chemring Group
Public (LSE: CHG)
Industry Aerospace and Defence
Founded 1905
Headquarters Romsey, UK
Key people
Peter Hickson, Chairman
Michael Flowers, CEO[1]
Revenue £740.3 million (2012)[2]
£88.3 million (2012)[2]
£15.3 million (2012)[2]
Number of employees

Chemring Group is a global business providing a range of advanced technology products and services to the aerospace, defence and security markets. Employing 2,848 people (31 October 2014)[3] worldwide, Chemring has extensive operations in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. It is headquartered in Romsey and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.


The business was formed in 1905 as The British, Foreign & Colonial Automatic Light Controlling Company Limited in 1905 to make timers for gas street lighting.[4] In the 1950s the company diversified into silver coated filaments for lighting.[4] It was subsequently established that such filaments had an alternative use as chaff for radar decoy purposes.[4]


Chemring Group operates in four market sectors:[15]


In 2014, it was revealed that tear gas used against demonstrators in the 2014 Hong Kong protests was provided by Chemring.[16]


  1. "Chemring Names Flowers as CEO". The Wall Street Journal. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  2. 1 2 3 Preliminary Results 2012
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Chemring: History
  5. "Acquisition of BDL Systems Limited". Chemring Group PLC. 2006. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  6. "Chemring buys BDL Systems for 9 mln stg; order book reaches record 225 mln stg". London South East Limited. 2006. Retrieved 2013-01-21. External link in |work= (help)
  7. Chemring buys Simmel Difesa for £52m Reuters, 30 March 2007
  8. Chemring buys bomb disposal company Richmond Reuters, 5 November 2007
  9. Chemring buys pyrotechnics specialist QCK, 27 May 2008
  10. Chemring buy Martin Electronics for $70m Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. IB Times, 24 June 2008
  11. Reuters, 16 September 2009
  12. "defence.professionals". 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
  13. The Engineer, 4 July 2011
  14. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-27. Retrieved 2014-07-18. RTT News, 6 June 2012
  15. Chemring, At a Glance

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