Scientifica manufactures and distributes high
precision scientific equipment for use by electrophysiology and imaging
Founded in 1997,
the company employs more than 70 people across two sites in Uckfield and Maidenhead;
in 2013 the company was acquired by Judges Scientific Plc.
Scientifica develops its products by collaborating with
researchers in leading universities around the world. By understanding their
needs and incorporating these into its designs, the company has been able to introduce
many new products into its niche market.
Exports account for 70% of sales. The US is the
biggest market, followed by France, Germany and the rest of Europe; in addition
the company is now trading in China, Japan, Korea, and Australasia as well as
India, Brazil and the Middle East.
The company’s success
has been recognised by the winning of many awards, including the Queen's Award
for Enterprise: International Trade in 2012 and for Innovation in 2014 for
its Multiphoton Imaging System.
Brambleside, Bellbrook Industrial Estate
Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1825 749 933
Fax: +44 (0) 1825 749 934
Keith Watson, Managing Director
Scientifica in 2014 with the brief to continue and develop the impressive
growth trends the company has shown.
is chemistry and spectroscopy. He has an honours degree in chemistry from
Exeter University and a Certificate in Business Management from the Australian
Institute of Management.
varied career in chemistry research, industrial chemistry, and scientific sales,
he set up,
with two partners, Arun Technology to develop the first commercial CCD-based
spectrometer for chemical analysis. After successfully
selling Arun he moved to China in 1998 to set up the Asia-pacific division of
Spectro Analytical GmbH, a leading global player in spectroscopy. After 10 years in China, Keith returned to the UK and joined Halma plc,
the major British science and engineering group, where he was a Director of
Hanovia Ltd. and then Keeler Ltd, a major supplier of ophthalmic instruments.