Oxford Instruments plc

Headquarters: Abingdon, United Kingdom

Founded: 1959

Employees: 1,619

LSE: OXIG -3.94%

Market Cap

£1.45 Billion

GBP as of July 1, 2024

US$1.83 Billion

Market Cap History

Company Description

Oxford Instruments plc researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems. It was founded in 1959 and produced the first superconducting magnets for scientific study, leading to the creation of magnetic resonance imaging for body scanning. Since then, it has grown to produce tools and instruments for a wide range of applications, including atomic force microscopy, semiconductors, renewable energy, mining, metallurgy, and forensics.

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Detailed Description

Oxford Instruments plc, through its subsidiaries, researches, develops, manufactures, rents, sells, and services tools and systems in the United Kingdom, China, Japan, the United States, Germany, rest of Europe, rest of Asia, and internationally. It operates through e Materials & Characterisation, Research & Discovery, and Service & Healthcare. The company offers atomic force microscopy products; tools for use in research and development across a range of applications, including semiconductors, renewable energy, mining, metallurgy, and forensics; etch and deposition processing equipment and solutions for use in power and RF devices, VCSELs/lasers, 2D materials, augmented reality, biomems, failure analysis, HBLEDs, infrared sensors, MEMS and sensors, and quantum; and low temperature systems comprising wet systems, magnet systems, instrumentation products, and custom and specialty systems. It also provides optical imaging products; and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) instruments, including NMR spectrometers, QC/QA analyzers, and rock core analyzers for use in applications, such as agriculture and food, automotive and aviation, building and construction, chemicals, environment, illicit drugs testing, mining and minerals, pharma, polymers, rock core analysis, textiles, and education. In addition, the company offers MRI and CT serving products; scientific cameras spectroscopy solutions, microscopy systems, and software for applications comprising astronomy, bio imaging and life science, energy generation and storage, forensics and environment, photonics, quantum technology, semiconductors, microelectronics, and data storage; and manufacture of x-ray tubes, power supplies, and integrated x-ray sources for analytical, medical imaging, food quality and packaging inspection, and industrial NDT markets. Oxford Instruments plc was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.

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Stocks & Indices

Oxford Instruments plc has the following listings and related stock indices.

Stock: LSE: OXIG wb_incandescent

Stock: FSX: OX3 wb_incandescent

Stock: OTC: OXINF wb_incandescent

Product & Services

AnalysersAtomic force microscopesCryogenic systemsCT & MRI systems, maintenance & partsElectron spectroscopesMicroanalysis systemsNanomanipulation & nanofabricationPlasma, ALD & ion beamScanning probe microscopesSpectrometersSuperconducting magnets and wireThin film & tailored UHV systemsX-ray tubes and integrated sources

Key People

Neil Carson (Chairman) Ian Barkshire (CEO) Gavin Hill (CFO) Stephen Blair (Senior Independent Director)


Revenue: £318.5 million (2021)

Operating income: £56.7 million (2021)

Net income: £41.8 million (2021)



Tubney Woods

Abingdon, OX13 5QX

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 1865 393200

Fax: 44 1865 393333