Phil Oakley 

Oxford Instruments: a clever business making clever products

Phil Oakley

Oxford Instruments: a clever business making clever products

The UK’s manufacturing base may have been whittled down to a shadow of its former self, but what remains tends to be very good. The stock market contains fine examples of UK-based companies in specialist engineering sectors that have thrived in recent years. They have done so because they provide niche, innovative products and services that help their customers solve problems and make their businesses better. Companies such as Spirax-Sarco, Halma and Renishaw readily spring to mind here and have served their long-term investors very well indeed.

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