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: Smiths Detection, John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. 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 trace detection, millimeter-wave, infra-red, biological detection and diagnostics. The John Crane division provides mechanical seals, seal support systems, engineered bearings, power transmission couplings and specialist filtration systems for the process industries, including the oil and gas, power generation, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and mining sectors. 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 is specialized in 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 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 in 1851 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.