Having evolved substantially since its foundation in 1851, Smiths today employs over 23,000 people in more than 50 countries throughout its five divisions - John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek.
These divisions serve a diverse range of global customers including governments and their agencies, petrochemical companies, hospitals, telecommunications companies and equipment manufacturers in a variety of sectors around the world. They are focused on the threat and contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications and engineered components markets worldwide.
We have quality brands our customers recognise as leaders in their markets. A deep understanding of these markets, their products and services, combined with strong customer relationships, enables Smiths to apply its leading-edge technologies and deliver engineered solutions to specific client applications.
Our products and services are also often critical to customer operations while our proprietary advanced technology and high service levels create barriers to entry. This supports high margins across our portfolio. The Group is managed by a lean corporate centre which sets the strategic direction and applies rigorous capital allocation to actively manage the portfolio and drive returns. It continuously seeks opportunities to improve information flow, speed up decision-making and leverage the Group’s scale. It also ensures compliance as a UK listed company
and promotes a culture of responsibility and accountability.
Smiths Group offers a clear proposition to investors. We have a portfolio of fundamentally strong businesses, which gives us six key benefits.
Smiths Group: a global business employing over 23,000 people in more than 50 countries, we serve a diverse range of global customers.