A British engineering company. Provides x-ray and surveillance technologies to US CBP and ICE for monitoring US borders.
Smiths Group PLC is a multinational engineering business headquartered in London, U.K. It has operations in over 50 countries and employs around 23,550. The company’s 2017 revenue totalled £3.28 billion ($4.25 billion).
Smiths Group has provided U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with monitoring technologies, equipment, and maintenance services, devised for ports of entry and border crossings, through its subsidiary Smiths Detection Inc. In 2013, CBP awarded Smiths Detection a $14.1 million contract to provide maintenance to previously supplied inspection equipment. In 2017, Smiths Detection was awarded another $7.1 million contract to provide new x-ray cargo and vehicle inspection technology to CBP.
Between 2014 and 2017, Smiths Detection has received over $83,000 in contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to provide trace detectors for explosives and narcotics, repair materials, x-ray detention machines, and technology trainings.