Gallagher celebrates 80 years
Gallagher is celebrating its 80th anniversary as a leading technology company in the security, fuel systems and animal management industries.
The family owned-and-operated global security firm was founded in 1938 by the late Bill Gallagher Senior and 80 years ago was a 10-person business that designed and delivered New Zealand’s first electric fence solution.
Today, the company employs 1,100 people across a global network in ten countries. Research and development alone makes up 135 of the workforce, 75 of whom are software developers
To celebrate 80 years, Gallagher is holding a series of events for customers and employees throughout North America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Gallagher chief executive and chairman Sir William Gallagher says: “The innovative spirit of my father, our founder Bill Gallagher Senior – who 80 years ago worked to solve our first problem – is alive in the generations of our people who continue to deliver previously unthought-of solutions.
“Each year, for 80 years, our customers have experienced continual increases in the power of Gallagher technology to transform their working lives.
“Our longevity is a credit to our employees, business partners and customers whose dedication to the brand are absolutely key to our success. We’ll be celebrating throughout our anniversary year the strength of those partnerships built over decades.”
A milestone ceremony kicked off the anniversary year at the Hamilton headquarters in New Zealand where workers from across the globe and all New Zealand employees and their families gathered for a celebration of headline entertainment, fun family activities and food inspired by office locations across the globe.