Top 10 Conglomerates in United Kingdom (UK) 2015

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8. Smiths Group

Smiths Group is a multinational diversified engineering group.

The group caters to various customers including government agencies, hospitals, petrochemical companies, equipment manufacturers and service providers in various sectors around the world. It operates in more than 50 countries with primary operations in the US, Germany, the UK, Canada, Japan, China, France and Mexico. Smiths Group operates through five business divisions: Smiths Medical, Flex-Tek, John Crane, Smiths Interconnect and Smiths Detection. The John Crane division's product portfolio comprises of seal support systems, mechanical seals, engineered bearings, specialized filtration systems and power transmission couplings. It provides engineered products and services for major process industries, including oil and gas, chemical, and power generation. This division has presence in over 50 countries. The Smiths Medical division is a supplier of specialty medical devices and consumables for global markets. The group'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. The group's safety products protect health workers by helping prevent needle stick injuries and reducing cross-infections. This division has operations in over 30. The Smiths Detection division manufactures and designs sensors that identify and detect weapons, explosives, chemical agents, nuclear and radioactive material, biohazards, narcotics, and contraband. This division helps customers in five principal markets which include transportation, ports and borders, military, emergency responders, and critical infrastructure. The division’s key customers include the US Department of Defence, US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the UK Ministry of Defence. The Smiths Interconnect division designs and manufactures products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the global data centre, wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defence, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. Smiths Interconnect comprises three technology-focused business units which include connectors, microwave, and power. The Flex-Tek is organized under four market specific segments focusing on superior technology and service, including fluid management, construction products, heat solutions, and flexible solutions.

Revenue: £ 2.95 Billion

Profit: £ 234.70 Million

Net Assets: £ 1.24 Billion