UK-based gas detection sensor manufacturer Alphasense has marked a major milestone by reaching its 25th year in business.

From humble beginnings, the family-owned company, founded by scientist and entrepreneur Paul Gotley OBE in 1996, now provides a range of products for gas sensing applications, contributing to an annual turnover in excess of £20m.

The Alphasense product range includes its popular gas safety oxygen and PPM toxic sensors, as well as a suite of PPB sensors and photo ionisation detectors for air quality applications.

Two new VOC (volatile organic compounds) electrochemical sensors were recently launched following a focus on innovative research and development, headed by Ronan Baron, Technical Director.

Alphasense UK head office.

Alphasense UK head office.

Priding itself on ‘commercially focused innovation’, the company’s operations team, which focuses on sensor performance and reliability, follows a ‘LEAN’ manufacturing approach. The approach allows the company to manufacture and stock a range of sensor products before being dispatched to an international customer base.

For its growth strategy, Alphasense fuses ‘three core pillars’: science, sales, and manufacturing which Peter Saxton, CEO, believes is ‘key’ to the company’s continued success.

Recent new hires in both the Sales & Marketing and Technical teams are aligned with the company’s long-term plan, in addition to its desire to bring further specialist knowledge and expertise to each sector of the business.

With a strong international focus on air quality, Alphasense considers itself ‘well-placed’ to continue providing high-performance gas and air quality sensors to its customers.