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At Smiths we have never stood still. For more than 170 years, our passion for technology and excellence has moved the world forward; solving problems and creating new opportunities through smarter engineering. How do we do it?

We are pioneers of global progress

Smiths designs, manufactures and delivers smarter engineering solutions for mission-critical applications, solving some of the toughest problems for our customers, our communities and our world.

While the modern, global business we are today is very different to where we started in 1851, our ethos has remained the same – progress driven by innovation, thinking differently and, most importantly, delivering for our customers and our people. 

Smiths Story
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Innovation

Innovating and commercialising new technology and engineering solutions in critical sectors drives our growth.

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Our opportunity

It is an exciting time in Smiths history – we are leveraging our strengths to improve our world. 

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Paul Keel
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Improving our world through smarter engineering has been our purpose for more than 170 years. Today our world puts enormous opportunities in front of us  – decarbonisation innovation empowering a greener future, detection technologies enabling greater safety with faster throughput, and connectivity solutions supporting our inexorable demand for more and faster data. As we have been doing for close to two centuries, we are working arm-in-arm with our customers to access these global megatrends.  

Our track record is strong, our culture is bold and our future is exciting.

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Paul Keel
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Three global megatrends are shaping our world view

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Decarbonising our world

The need to mitigate climate change and deliver secure and affordable power is driving a fundamental revolution in energy sources, delivery and use.

Nearly 80% of all carbon dioxide injected underground uses John Crane sealing technologies. 

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Making the world a safer place

Persistent and evolving threats are driving security needs in a range of sectors to keep people and assets safe.

Smiths Detection technology is deployed in >90% of the world’s top 100 airports. 

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Enhancing data transmission

Demand for data is continually increasing as the world becomes more connected and computing power expands. Faster data transmission, greater bandwidth and augmented processing power are required across many sectors.

Smiths Interconnect technology is used in three-quarters of all geo-stationary satellites launched in the US and Europe.

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A global leader in engineering

£3,037m

FY2023 revenue

50

Countries in which we operate

2,700+

Patents (granted and pending applications) in FY2023

3,000

Engineers across our global business

15,000+

Colleagues worldwide

Smiths businesses

Our businesses are leaders in their fields.

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John Crane

Mission-critical flow control solutions

A global leader in mission-critical technologies and services that drive efficiency, safety and sustainability in energy and large-scale process industries.

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Smiths Detection

Detection and screening technologies

A global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies that protect people, assets and freedom of movement.

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Smiths Interconnect

Smarter connectivity

Advanced electronic components, sub-systems, optical and radio frequency products for reliable, high-speed and secure data transfer. 

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Fluid movement and temperature management

High-performance engineered solutions for the management of liquids and gases in a broad range of industry sectors.

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Our culture

What distinguishes Smiths is our people. Our culture inspires and enables them to thrive, so they can help our customers solve problems and our company prosper.

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Our values

Our values are the things that are important to us.

Our Smiths Excellence System

The Smiths Excellence System drives stronger execution and continuous improvement across all our priorities.

Our Code of Business Ethics

Our Code of Business Ethics outlines the ethical standards we all commit to.

Our Leadership Behaviours

Our Leadership Behaviours make us dynamic, inclusive and focused on delivering results.

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Smiths Excellence System

SES is central to how we solve problems and deliver results. It is a common approach for innovation, execution and continuous improvement based on Lean Six Sigma (LSS) principles. It enables us to effectively determine, accelerate and deliver critical operational and functional projects that make us more efficient, faster to market and more responsive to customer needs. It also enables us to accelerate talent development.

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Full-time Master Black Belts and Black Belts

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Black belt projects currently underway

Growth
£14m

Operating profit improvement from SES projects in FY2023