Overview

Spectris comprises four business segments, which reflect the applications and end-user industries we serve. Our businesses are united by the same purpose, the same values and the same corporate strategy. They all work according to a strong common framework of controls, management KPIs, financial discipline and rigorous operating principles, but each business is focussed on its own markets, customers and technologies.

In addition to providing strategic direction, governance and financial and operational input and oversight, we provide central support in certain areas such as legal, tax, human resources, accounting, treasury and corporate development, as well as managing a central purchasing function and other supply chain initiatives which can be beneficial to our operating companies. We also facilitate the sharing of best practice across our businesses.

Laboratory / off-line businesses

Two of our business segments, Materials Analysis and Test and Measurement, comprise our laboratory / off-line businesses. Our solutions help customers to improve accuracy and speed of materials analysis in the laboratory, in process manufacturing and in academic research applications. We also provide test and measuring equipment and software for product design optimisation, manufacturing control, microseismic monitoring and environmental noise monitoring.

Materials Analysis
(31% of Group sales1)
Test and Measurement
(30% of Group sales1)

Applications

Material characterisation
Contamination monitoring
Quality & process control

Applications

Product design optimisation
Manufacturing control
Microseismic monitoring
Environmental noise monitoring

Industries

Metals / minerals / mining
Pharma / fine chemicals
Academic research
Semiconductors

Industries

Automotive
Aerospace
Electronics
Energy
Academic research

1 - sales for 2015

Process / manufacturing businesses

Two of our business segments, In-line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls, comprise our process / manufacturing businesses. Our applications and services provide precision measurement and control in challenging operating environments, ensuring process quality, asset uptime, safety and improved yield. We also provide automation and control products for the general manufacturing industries.

In-line Instrumentation
(21% of Group sales1)
Industrial Controls
(18% of Group sales1)

Applications

On-line process quality controls
Machine condition monitoring
Machine safety monitoring

Applications

Product trace, track & control
Machine interface
Industrial networking
Process measurement & control

Industries

Process industries
Pulp, paper & tissue
Energy & utilities
Web / converting / packaging

Industries

Manufacturing
Process industries
Energy
Electronics
Healthcare

1 - sales for 2015

Sales by end-user industry and sales by geographical region are shown in the charts below.

Sales by end-user market 2015

Sales by destination

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