Who we are

At Smiths we enable modern life. We make the world safer, healthier and more productive. Look closer, and you will see us. Helping solve the world's challenges. Innovating for our customers. Creating the future.

Forging ahead

Smiths Forges are start-up incubators, where we can push the boundaries of our technologies, try new ideas, be agile and fail fast.

Smiths Forges is driven by a team of innovators, focused on the future. Working together with the Smiths businesses and our customers, we are building the technology competencies needed to make the world a healthier, safer and more productive place.

Our work drives positive change in some of the world’s most vital industries, touching the lives of millions of people.

Start-up sensibility; Smiths scale

  • c.23,000
  • 50+
  • 170
  • £2,548m

Proud to be Smiths

Our solutions touch the lives of millions of people every day. 

Hear about the role we play in the world, the markets we serve and the amazing capabilities of our products, from the colleagues who are helping Smiths become one of the world's leading technology companies.

Leading the team at the Forges

Samit Basu - Chief Digital Officer

Samit is an expert in signal and image processing, system design, computed tomography, inverse problems, electrical engineering and software engineering, and holds over 70 US patents.

Before joining Smiths, Samit was Chief Technology Officer at Morpho Detection and has also worked at the GE Global Research Centre.

In his spare time, he is an open source coder and sings in a rock band.

Paul - Digital Forge Director

Paul is an Information Technology guru and a deeply experienced leader. Before joining the Forge, Paul spent more than a decade keeping Smiths at the cutting edge through the delivery of massive global technology projects.

As Digital Forge Director, Paul looks after the functional support teams and manages the Digital Forge’s expanding portfolio.

Paul is an avid music lover and fan of car racing, and is a dab hand with a frisbee due to his dedication to disc golf.