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06 December

$925 million acquisition moves Smiths into medical devices big league

Smiths Group announced today that it has agreed to acquire the privately-held US medical device company, Medex, Inc, in a transaction which will greatly enhance the presence of Smiths Medical in the US and international markets for devices used in critical care. MORE

01 December

Smiths Strengthens its Presence in China with the Acquisition of a Leading Chinese Mechanical Seals Business

Smiths Group today announced that its Specialty Engineering business, John Crane, the international leader in modern sealing technology, has acquired Chinese-based Tianjin Timing Seals Co Ltd and associated technology for a consideration of 2.5m in cash. MORE

24 November

Smiths Group completes acquisition of U.S. aerospace company for $110 million

Smiths Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of Integrated Aerospace Inc., a privately owned, California-based supplier of specialist landing gear systems, as earlier disclosed, for $110m (61m). MORE

16 November

Annual General Meeting of Smiths Group plc Chairman's statement on the current outlook

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting of Smiths Group held at 2.30pm at 60 Victoria Embankment, London EC4, Donald Brydon, Chairman of the company said: MORE

19 October

Smiths Group acquires US aerospace company for $110 million

Smiths Group announced today that it is acquiring Integrated Aerospace Inc., a privately owned, California-based supplier of specialist landing gear systems, for $110m (61m). MORE

21 September

Smiths Group announces changes to Board positions

Smiths Group today announces the appointment of Peter Jackson as senior independent director. MORE

03 August

Smiths Group – trading statement

Smiths Group will announce its preliminary results for the year ended 31 July 2004 on Wednesday, 22 September. At the start of its close period, the company is issuing the following trading update. MORE

01 July

Smiths strengthens medical business with acquisition of US respiratory care device company for $55 million

Smiths Medical, one of the four operating divisions of Smiths Group plc, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the US respiratory care device company DHD Healthcare, for a total of $55 million (30 million) from Riverside Capital of Cleveland, Ohio. MORE

16 June

Smiths wins Boeing 7E7 Landing Gear Actuation and High Lift Systems

Smiths Aerospace, a division of Smiths Group plc, has been selected by The Boeing Company to supply the landing gear and high lift actuation systems for the 7E7 aircraft in total contract values in excess of $1.6 billion. MORE

14 June

Smiths completes acquisition of US hazardous material detection specialist for $75m

Smiths Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of SensIR Technologies LLC, a leading manufacturer of infrared-based analysers, for a total of $75 million (41m). This follows approval from the US regulatory body. MORE

02 June

Smiths Medical Receives FDA Clearance for “All-in-One” Blood Glucose Monitor and Insulin Pump

Smiths Medical MD, Inc, the US Minnesota-based infusion pump manufacturer, part of Smiths Group, Medical division and makers of the Deltec Cozmo(Cozmo) Insulin Pump, has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow it to market its CoZmonitor TMblood glucose module in the treatment of diabetes. MORE

01 June

Smiths completes acquisition of US Interconnect business for $111.5 million cash

Smiths Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of TRAK Communications Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of microwave sub-systems, antennas and related components, for a cash sum of $111.5 million (63m). MORE

25 May

Smiths appoints David Challen as non-executive director

Smiths Group plc announced the appointment of Mr David Challen CBE as a non-executive director. MORE

04 May

Smiths Completes Acquisition of US Aerospace Business for $102 million Cash

Smiths Group today announced the completion of the acquisition of specialist aero-engine component manufacturer, Dynamic Gunver Technologies (DGT) of the US, for a cash sum of US $102 million (60m). MORE

29 April

Smiths opens aerospace components facility in Suzhou

29 April 2004 Suzhou, China - Smiths Aerospace today opens the first phase of its new 130,000 sq. ft. aerospace components manufacturing facility in Suzhou, Jiang Su province, China. MORE

26 April

Smiths Congratulates Boeing on 7E7 launch

Smiths Group has congratulated Boeing on todays announcement of the formal launch of the 7E7 passenger jet, following ANA (All Nippon Airlines) firm order of 50 7E7 airplanes. MORE

24 April

Smiths strengthens Interconnect business with $111.5 million US acquisition

Smiths Group today announced the acquisition of TRAK Communications Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of microwave sub-systems, antennas and related components, for $111.5 million (63m) from Veritas of New York. MORE

14 April

Smiths Group buys US hazardous material detection specialist for $75m

Smiths Group is acquiring the business and assets of SensIR Technologies LLC, a leading manufacturer of infrared-based analysers, for a total of $75 million (41m). MORE

06 April

US Department of Defense selects Smiths Detection to fulfil $15 million contract

National Guard to Receive Portable Chemical Agent Alarms MORE

31 March

Smiths Group appoints Donald Brydon as chairman designate

Smiths Group today announced the appointment of Donald Brydon to the Board as non-executive director and chairman designate. MORE

15 March

Smiths Group acquires US aerospace business for $102 million

Smiths Group is extending its aerospace business activities in specialist aircraft engine component fabrication with the acquisition of Dynamic Gunver Technologies (DGT). MORE

10 March

Smiths Group acquisition expands Detection technology base

Smiths Detection, one of the four operating divisions of Smiths Group plc, has extended the range of its detection technologies through the acquisition of Cyrano Sciences, Inc. for a consideration of $15 million plus an earn-out. MORE

10 March

Smiths Group: Interim Results for the 6 months ended 31 January 2004

Key messages Aerospace, Medical and Specialty Engineering all performing strongly Underlying growth impacted by contract timing in Detection Earnings per share of 17.5p, compared with 18.9p a year ago MORE

26 February

Smiths wins international orders for security screening equipment at borders, ports and airports

Smiths Detection, a division of Smiths Group plc, has been awarded a major contract by the German Ministry of the Interior for automatic explosives detection systems to be installed at Frankfurt Airport, the second busiest in Europe. MORE

10 February

Boeing Selects Smiths for 7E7 Computing

10 February 2004 - Smiths Aerospace has been selected by The Boeing Company to provide the highly advanced Common Core System (CCS) for the Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner. Keith Butler-Wheelhouse, Chief Executive of Smiths Group, said: MORE

26 January

Smiths Detection launches new Anthrax mail screening system

High speed system uses DNA analysis to protect facilities and staff from biological contamination MORE

22 January

Smiths Detection receives large-scale order from Chinese Aviation Authority to enhance security throughout the country

Wiesbaden, 22 January 2004 Smiths Detection/Smiths Heimann has received a delivery order from the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) for 120 X-ray systems to inspect passenger baggage and freight valued at more than EUR 8 million. MORE






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