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.
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.