Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection is a company providing threat detection and screening solutions. It offers chemical, radiation, explosive, and narcotic detection, heavy cargo and vehicle inspection, people and X-ray screening, and other equipment. The company serves aviation, ports and borders, defense, and urban security markets.

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Parent CompanySmiths Group
HQHemel Hempstead, GB
Smiths Detection was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, GB

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Key People/Management at Smiths Detection

Roland Carter

Roland Carter

Alain McInnes

Alain McInnes

Chief Financial Officer
Shan Hood

Shan Hood

President, Smiths Detection Inc. Americas
Tony Tielen

Tony Tielen

VP Europe, Africa and Global Marketing
Jerome de Chassey

Jerome de Chassey

VP Asia Pacific & the Middle East
Kini Pathmanathan

Kini Pathmanathan

Vice President Human Resources
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Smiths Detection Office Locations

Smiths Detection has offices in Hemel Hempstead, London, Baltimore, Edgewood and in 17 other locations
Hemel Hempstead, GB (HQ)
Century House, 27 Maylands Ave
London, GB
3rd Floor, 11-12 St James's Square, St. James's
Botany, AU
Unit 5 Botany Grove Estate, 14A Baker St
Mississauga, CA
6865 Century Ave #3002
Beijing, CN
Room 3018 South Tower Beijing Kerry Center No.1, Guanghua Road
Vitry-sur-Seine, FR
36 Rue Charles Heller
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Smiths Detection Financials and Metrics

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Smiths Detection is a subsidiary of Smiths Group

Smiths Detection Revenue

Smiths Detection's revenue was reported to be $793 m in FY, 2018 which is a 15.4% increase from the previous period.
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Smiths Detection Operating Metrics

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High-energy Cargo Screening Systems Supplied


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X-ray Systems Deployed

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Smiths Detection Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
LiveWaveNovember 08, 2005
Cyrano SciencesMarch 10, 2004$15 m

Smiths Detection Revenue Breakdown

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Smiths Detection revenue breakdown by business segment: 7.0% from Ports and Borders, 21.0% from Urban Security, 68.0% from Air Transportation and 4.0% from Other

Smiths Detection Online and Social Media Presence

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Smiths Detection News and Updates

Smiths Detection delivers industrys highest checked baggage screening standards to Airports Authority of India

Following the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security’s mandate, AAI is installing ECAC Standard 3 for checked baggage at inline systems across 16 airports in more

Smiths Detection to supply security-screening equipment to Kuwait International Airport

Smiths Detection, a leading threat-detection and security-technology company, will supply hold-baggage screening equipment for Kuwait’s new International Airport Terminal 2, which is currently under construction. The contract includes the installation of HI-SCAN 10080 XCT units for screening hold ba…

Smiths Detection secures $96.8m contract to provide checkpoint CT systems to Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) received a $96.8m award from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for HI-SCAN 6040 CTiXs, Computed Tomography (CT) 3-D Scanners.  This multi-year contract was awarded under the TSA Advanced Technology X-ray program which aims to improve aviation efficiencies, …

Smiths Detection opens state-of-the-art service, training and experience centre in India

Smiths Detection today announced the opening of its state-of-the-art service, training and experience centre in Gurugram, more

Cargo screening technology to be deployed by Smiths Detection at the mega Tema Port Expansion in Ghana

Smiths Detection has won a contract with Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) to provide cargo inspection technology for the major Tema Port Expansion project in Ghana – designed to accommodate the world’s largest container ships, improve cargo handling productivity and increase trade to both Ghana …

Smiths Detection Blogs

From the British Army to Smiths Detection

When leaving the armed forces, Mark wanted to join an organisation that shared his vision. [...]Read More...

Freeports: Innovation and trade must be safeguarded by digital tech

In March, the UK government announced their plans to construct eight freeports across the country with the aim to “encourage free trade and reinforce [the UK’s] position as an outward-looking, trading nation, open to the world”1. Industry experts see the opportunities for freeports to become hotbeds…

Elevating checkpoint and hold security to the highest levels

Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport in Romania upgrades security with Smiths Detection next generation hold and passenger checkpoint screening technology. [...]Read More...

Why corrections officers need to pay extra attention to incoming mail

originally published on   Contraband smuggling in correctional facilities was already on the rise before the coronavirus pandemic, and would-be smugglers continue to develop new means of concealment. This evolving challenge to safety inside jails and prisons has intensified in the…

Smiths Detection partners with Lazada Thailand to step up threat detection capabilities

Southeast Asian e-commerce giant enhances security with industry-leading aviation security equipment Smiths Detection, leading threat-detection and security technology company, has been awarded a contract to supply Lazada Express – Lazada Thailand’s delivery arm –  with two advanced HI-SCAN 100100V-…

Engineering a new career path

When Michael joined as a field service engineer in 2017 he didn't expect it to take a more digitial path [...]Read More...
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Smiths Detection Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Smiths Detection founded?

    Smiths Detection was founded in 1987.

  • Who are Smiths Detection key executives?

    Smiths Detection's key executives are Roland Carter, Alain McInnes and Shan Hood.

  • How many employees does Smiths Detection have?

    Smiths Detection has 2,259 employees.

  • What is Smiths Detection revenue?

    Latest Smiths Detection annual revenue is $793 m.

  • What is Smiths Detection revenue per employee?

    Latest Smiths Detection revenue per employee is $351 k.

  • Who are Smiths Detection competitors?

    Competitors of Smiths Detection include DSA Detection, Teledyne FLIR and Analogic.

  • Where is Smiths Detection headquarters?

    Smiths Detection headquarters is located at Century House, 27 Maylands Ave, Hemel Hempstead.

  • Where are Smiths Detection offices?

    Smiths Detection has offices in Hemel Hempstead, London, Baltimore, Edgewood and in 17 other locations.

  • How many offices does Smiths Detection have?

    Smiths Detection has 22 offices.