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About us

All your questions about our products, people, locations, policies and plans are answered in these pages.

What drives a company to survive and thrive for over 140 years? In our case it has been the insight and commitment of those who have led the business backed up by the extraordinary talent, expertise and dedication of their colleagues. Enquiring minds eager to overcome the challenges faced by our customers and a genuine desire to help others achieve their goals - from steam power to space flight, metallurgy to microbiology - our products, people and innovations have played their part in the continuing story of global industrial development.