Ox­ford In­stru­ments’ mi­cro fo­cus has big po­ten­tial

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Abing­don-head­quar­tered Ox­ford In­stru­ments (OXIG) is look­ing to drive growth and im­proved re­turns for the ben­e­fit of all stake­hold­ers as they em­bed clearly de­fined core ca­pa­bil­i­ties across its busi­nesses in mar­ket in­ti­macy, in­no­va­tion and prod­uct de­vel­op­ment, cus­tomer sup­port, and op­er­a­tional ex­cel­lence.

The Group is struc­tured around three sec­tors to sup­port their cus­tomer and ap­pli­ca­tion fo­cus:

Ma­te­ri­als & Char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion,

which sup­plies prod­ucts and solutions that en­able the fabri­ca­tion and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion of ma­te­ri­als and de­vices down to the atomic scale. This sec­tor pre­dom­i­nantly sup­ports cus­tomers across ap­plied R&D as well as they pro­duc­tion and man­u­fac­ture of high tech­nol­ogy prod­ucts and de­vices. Re­search & Dis­cov­ery, which pro­vides ad­vanced solutions that cre­ate unique en­vi­ron­ments and en­able imag­ing and an­a­lyt­i­cal mea­sure­ments down to the molec­u­lar and sub-atomic level, pre­dom­i­nantly used in sci­en­tific re­search and ap­plied R&D.

Ser­vice & Health­care, which pro­vides cus­tomer ser­vice and sup­port for the Group’s own prod­ucts, and the ser­vice, sale and rental of third-party health­care imag­ing sys­tems.


Ox­ford In­stru­ments has re­cently up­dated its mar­ket fo­cus struc­ture and has aligned it with serv­ing its core end markets in:

Health­care & Life Sci­ence,

where growth is driven by de­mand for im­prove­ments in dis­ease de­tec­tion and the un­der­stand­ing of fun­da­men­tal mech­a­nisms.

Semi­con­duc­tor & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, where there is a fo­cus on speed, se­cu­rity and ca­pac­ity.

Quan­tum Tech­nol­ogy,

where the ex­plo­ration of the regime where quan­tum ef­fects dom­i­nate are rad­i­cally chang­ing the ‘rule book’ of what’s pos­si­ble.

En­vi­ron­ment, which in­cludes greener pro­duc­tion, re­cy­cling, de­tec­tion of haz­ardous sub­stances in soil, agri­cul­ture and food. En­ergy, where im­proved ef­fi­cien­cies and sus­tain­abil­ity

IN­TRO­DUC­ING… OX­FORD IN­STRU­MENTS A lead­ing provider of high tech­nol­ogy prod­ucts and ser­vices to the world’s lead­ing in­dus­trial com­pa­nies and sci­en­tific re­search com­mu­ni­ties to im­age, an­a­lyse, and ma­nip­u­late ma­te­ri­als down to the atomic and molec­u­lar level.

re­main core driv­ers, and in­cludes work in pho­to­voltaics and bat­ter­ies.

Ad­vanced Ma­te­ri­als, where Ox­ford In­stru­ments helps cus­tomers lead the race to de­velop lighter, stronger, higher func­tion­ing and more af­ford­able ma­te­ri­als.

Re­search & Fun­da­men­tal Sci­ence, where the Group helps cus­tomers de­velop break­through ap­pli­ca­tions, gain­ing pre­vi­ously un­known in­sights.


Ox­ford In­stru­ments pro­vides ad­vanced nan­otech­nol­ogy solutions to a broad range of end markets, sup­ported by new prod­uct of­fer­ings and per­son­alised cus­tomer sup­port. They en­able cus­tomers to ac­cel­er­ate their R&D, in­crease pro­duc­tiv­ity and make new sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies.

Their key en­abling tech­nolo­gies pro­vide the ba­sis for in­no­va­tion across a range of markets and in­dus­trial sec­tors help­ing un­der­pin the shift to a greener econ­omy, in­creased dig­i­tal con­nec­tiv­ity, ad­vances in ma­te­ri­als, life sci­ence, man­u­fac­tur­ing and health­care.

The Group says it is proud to be widely recog­nised as lead­ers in what it does and for the dif­fer­ence it makes in the world. It has high per­for­mance ex­pec­ta­tions and, by work­ing to­gether, en­ables its com­mit­ted and skilled em­ploy­ees to make a real im­pact. It is com­mit­ted to be the com­pany where the best peo­ple in the sec­tor want to work.

Cor­po­rate re­spon­si­bil­ity is in­te­gral to Ox­ford In­stru­ments’ on­go­ing busi­ness suc­cess. It re­minds the busi­ness of the need to min­imise their im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment, en­cour­ages it to pay at­ten­tion to the needs of cus­tomers, em­ploy­ees and in­vestors, and to build en­gage­ment with lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

The busi­ness is un­der­pinned BY SOUND fi­nan­cial man­age­ment. By achiev­ing sus­tain­able rev­enue growth and mar­gin im­prove­ment, Ox­ford In­stru­ments is well placed to de­liver busi­ness growth and max­imise share­holder re­turns over the long-term.


Ox­ford In­stru­ments is a glob­ally recog­nised brand with a rep­u­ta­tion for world­class prod­uct per­for­mance, un­prece­dented ease of use and ex­cel­lence in ser­vice and sup­port. Ox­ford In­stru­ments of­fers in­creased value to ex­ist­ing cus­tomers, as well as cre­at­ing growth op­por­tu­ni­ties in new mar­ket seg­ments, through ap­pli­ca­tion spe­cific solutions with im­proved work­flows, be­spoke an­a­lyt­ics, data in­ter­pre­ta­tion and as­so­ci­ated sup­port ser­vices.

Ox­ford In­stru­ments is po­si­tioned to ad­dress a broad range of markets and in­dus­trial sec­tors. This pro­vides a global base and com­pre­hen­sive port­fo­lio, of­fer­ing di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion of op­por­tu­nity and risk.

Through mar­ket in­ti­macy, the group has de­vel­oped an in-depth un­der­stand­ing of cus­tomer needs, help­ing cus­tomers to ac­cel­er­ate their ap­plied R&D, in­crease their man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity and make new sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies. To­day, nearly half of Ox­ford In­stru­ments’ cus­tomer base com­prises com­mer­cial or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The end markets sup­ported by Ox­ford In­stru­ments are ro­bust, sup­ported by sus­tained com­mer­cial and gov­ern­ment in­vest­ment. This, along­side a cus­tomer ap­pli­ca­tion fo­cus and ex­cel­lent core ca­pa­bil­i­ties, pro­vides strong long-term driv­ers for fu­ture growth and mar­gin im­prove­ment.

The Group fo­cuses in­vest­ment on mar­ket seg­ments where nan­otech­nol­ogy drives prod­uct in­no­va­tion, worldlead­ing re­search and longterm growth for cus­tomers, and where it can main­tain lead­er­ship po­si­tions.

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