Spectris plc (LSE: SXS) is a leading supplier of precision instrumentation and controls.

It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

The Company was founded by Richard Fairey in 1915, as the Fairey Aviation Company with the objective of manufacturing seaplanes.

In 1980 the business was acquired by Pearson from which it was the subject of a management buy-out in 1987.

It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1988.

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