Our Businesses

Judges Scientific plc is an AIM-listed company specialising in the design and production of scientific instruments. Corporate expansion is being pursued, both through organic growth within its subsidiary companies and through the acquisition of top-quality businesses with established reputations in world-wide markets.


Armfield’s innovative engineering teaching and research equipment is aimed at the broad disciplines of civil, chemical and mechanical engineering for universities, schools and colleges. Its industrial division provides market-leading R&D technology for applications in the food, beverage, edible oils, ingredients and pharmaceuticals industries.

Bossa Nova Vision

Founded in 2018 by experts in optics and non-destructive testing, Bossa Nova Vision is specialised in the development of innovating polarisation imaging system and cosmetic testing turn-key instruments. Strong expertise in polarization imaging and image processing have led Bossa Nova Vision to develop sensors for various applications and technologies, ranging from cosmetic testing for the hair care industry to detection of magnetic signature on hard drive.


CoolLED designs and manufactures high performance LED illumination systems for use in medical research and other demanding applications. Researchers and clinicians benefit from using its advanced LED technology. This offers a more stable, longer lasting, and energy-efficient solution than traditional lamp-based illuminators as well as superior safety and environmental features.

Deben UK

Deben is a precision engineering company providing innovative solutions for SEM and μX-Ray CT in-situ tensile testing. Deben also manufactures SEM detectors and a range of SEM accessories including motor control and heating and cooling stages.


Dia-Stron is the leading manufacturer of innovative and automated modular testing systems for single fibres and filaments. Fibre measurements range from dimensional analysis and mechanical properties (tensile, bending and torsion) to fatigue failure evaluation, and the measurement modules can be automated for increased productivity.

EWB Solutions

Founded in 1999, EWB Solutions specialises in the design and manufacture of edge-welded metal bellows where a high integrity hermetic seal is required in the presence of an applied movement. Supplied globally, EWB bellows are produced in a wide range of materials, meeting a variety of life and environmental constraints for applications within a diverse range of industries.

Fire Testing Technology

FTT is internationally recognised as the world’s leading supplier of fire testing instrumentation and has supplied the majority of leading fire research groups and testing laboratories around the world. Our directors and senior researchers participate in UK, ISO, CEN and ASTM standardisation committees to ensure that our instruments are always compliant. These include committees dealing with construction products, electro-technical products, furnishing products and transport applications for instruments such as the Cone Calorimeter, NBS Smoke Density Chamber, EN 50399, SBI, etc.

GDS Instruments

GDS designs, develops and manufactures equipment and software used for the computer-controlled testing of soils and rocks. This technology is used to evaluate the mechanical properties that are key in geotechnical and earthquake engineering design.


First established in 1989, Geotek is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of a wide range of specialist instrumentation for geoscience applications, focusing on high-resolution, non-destructive analysis of geological cores.

Henniker Scientific

Henniker designs and manufactures plasma surface treatment systems and processes for advanced cleaning, surface activation to improve adhesion, and functional nano-scale coatings. The company’s technology is relied upon both in critical industrial manufacturing settings and by leading academics involved in biomedical research, life sciences, energy storage, filtration, and many other areas of material science.

Korvus Technology

Korvus Technology sells and manufactures benchtop thin film deposition systems. The company has over 20 years of experience in the thin film technology market, designing, manufacturing and installing HV and UHV deposition systems. The company's HEX platform offers an un-matched level of user control and customization, designed to incorporate the latest thin film technologies and performance into a bench top PVD system.

Luciol Instruments

Luciol Instruments has been designing and manufacturing high-resolution fibre optic instruments using its proprietary photon-counting OTDR technology since 2008.

Moorfield Nanotechnology

Moorfield Nanotechnology, established in 1989, specialises in the design and manufacture of physical and chemical vapour deposition instruments used to cover materials with thin films. Moorfield's systems are used for academic and industrial research, including semiconductors, photovoltaics, graphene and 2D materials.

Oxford Cryosystems

Oxford Cryosystems is a market-leading designer and manufacturer of high quality open flow cryocoolers for the X-ray diffraction market and a manufacturer of Gifford-McMahon crycoolers for wide cooling applications such as radio astronomy.


PE.fiberoptics is a leading manufacturer of equipment for testing optical fibers. Optical fibers are the main medium for long distance transmission of telecommunication data. We export 95% of our products and have an installed base in approximately 40 countries.

Quorum Technologies

Quorum Technologies manufactures market-leading scientific instruments primarily used for electron microscopy (EM) sample preparation. Electron microscopy is a key research tool in almost every area of scientific endeavour, from the fight against cancer and major diseases, through to food safety and the development of advanced microelectronics and new materials.


Scientifica is a multi-award winning, globally recognised brand in nanopositioning, photomanipulation and advanced imaging systems. Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company develops cutting-edge equipment with leading scientists at top research laboratories for use in the neuronal electrophysiology, two-photon imaging and optogenetics markets.

Sircal Instruments

Sircal designs, manufactures and distributes rare gas purifiers typically for use in metal analysis utilising the Arc/Spark spectrometry technique. This technique provides qualitative and quantitative analysis of a metallic sample for determination of its purity. The products are sold worldwide to OEM customers (spectrometer manufacturers that use such purifiers in conjunction with their own instruments) or directly to end users such as metal manufacturers and dealers, and test houses.

Thermal Hazard Technology

THT is a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of specialised calorimeters for use in the chemical and battery industries. Application areas include process development, optimisation and safety of chemical reactions, and determining performance and safety characteristics of batteries.

UHV Design

UHV Design, founded in 1993, specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of high precision sample heating and manipulation products for use in the high and ultrahigh vacuum markets for materials research.

Aitchee Engineering

Aitchee Engineering Ltd is a well-established precision engineering company that can offer high end sheet metalwork, laser cutting and CNC machining. We use state of the art software to take customers drawings and turn them into manufactured goods in Steel, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Yellow metals or plastics. We can supply large batch-work, call off orders and R&D including prototypes, we can also offer manufacturing process assistance and value engineering.