“Market Cap $8.43 B As of May 2014
- Industry: Conglomerates
- Founded: 1851
- Country: United Kingdom
- CEO: Philip Bowman
- Website: www.smiths-group.com
- Employees: 23,250
- Sales: $4.82 B
- Headquarters: London
- #1746 in Sales
- #1184 in Profit
- #1266 in Market value
Smiths Group Plc is a technology company, which is engaged in practical application of advanced technologies. It delivers products and services for the threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components markets worldwide. The company operates through five divisions: John Crane, Smiths Detection, Smiths Medical, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. The John Crane division provides engineered products and services for the major process industries, which include the oil and gas, power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and mining sectors. The Smiths Detection division designs and manufactures sensors that detect and identify explosives, weapons, chemical agents, biohazards, narcotics and contraband. Its technology helps customers in the global transportation, ports and borders, critical infrastructure, military and emergency responder markets. This segment has a comprehensive range of detection technologies, including X-ray, trace detection, infra-red and gamma ray spectroscopy, and millimetre-wave. The Smiths Medical division supplies medical devices and equipment for global markets. Its devices help treat cancer patients and provide relief to those in pain. This segment’s vital care products reduce hospital-acquired infections, manage patients’ airways before, during, and after surgery, maintain body temperature and assist reproduction through IVF therapy, and safety products keep health workers safe by helping prevent needlestick injuries and reducing cross-infections. The Smiths Interconnect division provides technically differentiated electronic components and sub-systems, providing signal, power and microwave solutions. It designs and manufactures products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the global data centre, wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. The Flex-Tek division provides engineered components that heat and move fluids and gases for the aerospace, medical, industrial, construction and domestic appliance markets. Its flexible hosing and rigid tubing provides fluid management for fuel and hydraulic applications on commercial and military aircraft, deliver fuel gas and conditioned air in residential and commercial buildings, and also provides respiratory care for medical applications. The company was founded by Samuel Smith in 1851 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.“
“Smiths Group Celebrating 100 years
One of the few FTSE100 companies dating from the Victorian era, Smiths Group has helped shape the modern world through its many and varied innovations in precision instruments, oil and gas equipment, and medical devices.
Smiths has evolved substantially since its foundation in 1851, successfully reinventing itself in line with market opportunities – from its origins in clocks and watches, through the significant growth in the automotive and aerospace sectors during the 20th century, to its current portfolio which taps into high-tech markets with strong long-term growth drivers.
Our technologies have played key roles in a string of historic achievements: the maiden transatlantic flight, the conquest of Everest, prototype ultrasound scanners, the first commercial autopilots…even the first test-tube baby. And our products continue to touch the lives of millions of people every day.
*Information from Forbes.com and Smiths-group.com
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