This Southampton University spin-out designs and manufactures equipment used by customs and border protection agencies to identify radioactive material that could be used in bombs. Its technology can be found in handheld detectors used by agencies such as the US Department of Homeland Security, and in drive-through scanners at ports in Europe. Founded in 2002, it has raised £10m from investors, including Parkwalk and the innovation charity Nesta. Led by chief executive Heddwyn Davies, 67, the company increased sales to £11m last year. It plans to bolster its US presence by expanding its manufacturing facility in Massachusetts.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank60
CompanySymetrica
ActivityDetection equipment manufacturer
LocationSouthampton
Average 3 year sales growth74.24%
Latest sales £000s11,019
Staff59
Founded2002
Websitewww.symetrica.com

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