Smiths Group Plc
Similar to: Garmin Ltd.
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.