Colt: pioneering healthy safe and sustainable build environments

Colt was founded by Jack O’Hea in 1931 in London and is run from our UK head office base in the south-east of England. With additional hub offices in Glasgow and Manchester along with a network of representatives covering the country’s territory, our regional approach supports customers throughout the UK. Our manufacturing plant, also based in the south-east of England, serves both the UK and overseas markets.

We are part of the Colt Group, which is present around the world through locally staffed companies and strategic partners backed by a global organisation. This means that our local teams are able to support customers in the UK with the best expertise and first-hand knowledge developed in projects around the world, using the resources of a global company.

Testing and manufacturing

Testing and manufacturing

Our Research and Development Centre uses the latest technologies to carry out calculations relating to the fire, safety, thermal, acoustic, and thermodynamic characteristics of our products, so you know your products are safe and durable.

Health, safety and environment

We strive to create healthy, safe, comfortable and sustainable buildings. Our staff and sub-contractors receive regular training updates and we constantly review processes to keep our environmental impact to a minimum.

Our quality commitment to customers

We are committed to satisfying our customers with products and services that meet or exceed requirements. We have been recognised by a number of industry certifications for doing just that. See our quality certificate here.

Colt Specification Tools

Use our BIM-Ready library of configurable BIM objects to create a Colt product BIM object based on the specifics of your project. Access the library and NBS specifications here.

Colt accreditations

Under the RRO, it is imperative that your smoke control system be installed and maintained by a competent, third-party certified company. View all our certifications and accreditations here.

Colt People: the best people for the job

What is it that has made Colt such a successful company with a reputation for innovation, commitment and great ability? Simply put, its Colt People.