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Smiths Group plc is a British multinational diversified engineering company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has operations in over 50 countries and employs around 23,550 staff.
In 2007 GE Aviation, a division of General Electric, acquired Smith's aerospace subsidiary, Smiths Aerospace, for US$4.8 billion
2012 Smiths Group has five divisions.
Smiths Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
2015 Revenue £2.9bn. Employs 23,250 persons worldwide in five divisions as follows - John Crane 6,950; Smiths Medical 7,950; Smiths Detection 2,150; Smiths Interconnect 3,850; Flex-Tek 2,050; Smiths Business Information Services 250; Corporate 50.