Spectris develops and markets productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. The company had sales of £1,190 million in 2015 and employs around 8,000 people worldwide. Spectris is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol – SXS) and is a member of techMARK, the London Stock Exchange’s index for technology companies, and the FTSE4Good index of socially-responsible companies.

Company Overview

Spectris is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Our products help customers around the world and across all key manufacturing industries work better, faster and more efficiently.

We make highly specialised measuring instruments and controls for some of the most technically demanding industries in the world. Our products and applications help ensure the safety of aircraft materials, render cars quieter and more economical, and make energy greener and cleaner. Everything we do is about making technology more productive, and giving our customers a competitive edge. We speed up processes, save time, cut waste, and improve accuracy.

We invest around 7% of our revenue in R&D, and our businesses launch new products and applications every year. Around 40% of our sales come from customers’ operating budgets, of which 24% is from consumables and service, which reduces our exposure to the capital cycle. Our global network of sales offices and technical centres means we can provide local delivery and service for our customers, wherever they are based.

Customer Benefits

Streamlining processes, saving time, increasing yield and improving quality.

Examples of typical benefits to the customer include:

  • Semiconductor manufacturer saved $6m per month from contamination monitoring
  • Coating thickness reduced by 30%, and application costs by 20%, with particle measurement instrumentation
  • Product variation of glass fibre reduced by 25% by infrared monitoring
  • Use of ceramic-tipped coating blades led to substantial savings for pulp and paper manufacturer
  • Vehicle noise testing times reduced by 75% with sound analysis equipment

Service and support

Our technology application teams work with customers to identify the challenges faced and develop solutions. We also offer customer-specific applications support and service, such as instrument calibration, from locations around the world.