Kidde has a unique world position in the design and manufacture of advanced fire detection and suppression systems. Companies the world over trust our brands and depend on our expertise to protect what is most valuable to them.
The company’s traditions go back to 1917 with the founding of the Walter Kidde Company in the USA, which produced the world’s first integrated smoke detection and carbon dioxide extinguishing system for use on board ships. Kidde manufactures a comprehensive range of detection products including fire detection control panels and flame and other specialised detectors.
A full range of environmentally responsible clean agent fire suppression systems are engineered for use with 3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, FM-200, FE-13, Argonite and Carbon Dioxide. Specialist suppression systems are also available for use in commercial cooking facilities and for off-road vehicle and plant.
The Kidde Explosion Protection system is the acknowledged industry standard for protecting process plant and equipment in the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
The Graviner Oil Mist Detector is installed on thousands of ships world wide, protecting diesel engines from hazardous crankcase explosions.
The company does business in over one hundred countries throughout Australia, Europe, Africa, the Arabian Gulf, Asia, South America and the Caribbean through an extensive network of over two hundred distributors. The company also has local representation at Kidde sales offices in Dubai, Moscow, Singapore and China.
Kidde has maintained its position at the forefront of fire protection technology through continuous investment in research and development.
All components and finished products are rigorously tested and inspected to ensure consistent reliability and fire performance.
The company’s commitment to minimising the environmental impact of its products is integrated into managing and monitoring sound environmental practices at all its manufacturing plants. These practices include energy management, waste minimisation, raw materials management and minimising environmental emissions.