Oxford Instruments’ micro focus has big potential
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.
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
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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.
WHAT OXFORD INSTRUMENTS DELIVERS
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.
WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT CASE?
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.