We provide scientific, technological and measurement expertise for a wide range of industries

Enabling companies to be more successful

We have been the silent partner behind industry for more than a century. From delivering new measurement skills that drive manufacturing productivity to developing novel medical treatments, we work with industry partners to get new products and services to market faster and provide confidence in decision-making.

From new antibiotics and low carbon energy to smart materials and superfast 5G, technological advances must be built on a foundation of reliable measurement. Whether you need advice on common standards and measurements for commerce or need to train your workforce, you can rely on NPL to tailor a solution.

We operate across a wide range of sectors to help companies be more innovative and productive by implementing effective measurement practices to increase productivity and growth, and connecting them with appropriate measurement support, products and services. We create skilled measurement practitioners in industry, and provide training that enables workforces to apply measurement skills competently.  

Making a difference in your industry

We are active in a broad range of technologies – find out what we can do for your industry.

How our capabilities can help your business

We respond to the challenges and opportunities industries face, helping businesses both large and small to introduce or improve products and processes. Our experience in testing, calibration, verification and precision measurement can be widely applied to a broad range of industries. We translate technical knowledge into commercial advantage. 

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Metrology for topological spin structures


Nano-scale traceable magnetic field measurements


Graphene Flagship: Industrialisation


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Working with us opens the door to state-of-the-art facilities and over 500 passionate scientists with world-class measurement capabilities.