Founded in 1915 by Richard Fairey, Spectris is a leading supplier of instrumentation and controls used to enhance productivity. Headquartered in Egham United Kingdom, the company operates through four segments.
The Materials Analysis segment offers products and services that people use to determine structure composition and quantity of particle in research and development processes. The Test and Measurement segment supplies test measurement and analysis equipment while the in-line instrumentation segment offers asset monitoring online controls and analytical measurement for processing and converting industries. The Industrial Control segment offers products and solutions for measuring and monitoring production processes.
Spectris was the subject of a potential takeover by Bain Capital and Advent International in 2018. The debt-fuelled takeover would have been one of the largest in recent history. However, the takeover collapsed the same year due to political uncertainty stemming from the Brexit standoff.
Spectris has its stock listed in the London Stock Exchange.