Exceptional technology to positively impact the future

We deliver technology for clients in sensing, advanced communications and intelligent data insight

Ideas with impact

Apply our expertise to propel your technology and make a difference.

Diversity in outlook

We think differently, bringing new perspectives to your project.

Leaders not followers

Our expert knowledge ensures you get competitive advantage.

We are a product development company that supports organisations to bring highly technical products and services to market.

Our technical and commercial teams are working with customers every day to ensure their projects are market leading.

a device that used structured-light analysis to assess 3D movement of the chest to measure lung function

We assisted with the development of a game-changing device that used structured-light analysis to assess 3D movement of the chest to measure lung function. Our multidisciplinary team worked closely with the company’s founders to realise their commercial ambition. The device is now CE-marked and in clinical use.

Plextek is a company built on innovative ideas. Innovation runs in the fabric of our company culture. The people we hire, the projects we work on, the way we set up our processes and how we communicate, all support independent thinking and creativity.

Companies come to us to tackle their hardest engineering challenges that need outside-the-box thinking.

Latest Work

How do we give you advantage?

  • Deep knowledge of key markets and the best of technology
  • Understanding of customers’ challenges and opportunities
  • Passionate about technology and innovation
  • Deeply committed to delivering the best possible solution
  • Maximising return on investment and winning market share for our clients
  • An end-to-end service that can accelerate your progress while reducing complexity and risk
  • 30 years of providing unique solutions
camelbak drink bottle

We helped CamelBak understand how other natively ‘physical’ product companies successfully made the transition to complementary connected offerings; and how it should structure and guide its own innovation in connected products.

integrity monitoring sensor

Answering a UK Government backed research call to reduce the need to return body armour for x-ray analysis, Plextek developed AIMS™, an integrity monitoring sensor.

integrity monitoring sensor

Answering a UK Government backed research call to reduce the need to return body armour for x-ray analysis, Plextek developed AIMS™, an integrity monitoring sensor.

Our Expertise

Our clients come from different backgrounds and industries with a wide range of development needs. We have the breadth of expertise and knowledge across the technology landscape to support your unique project and give you the competitive edge.

  • Advanced communications
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Antennas & Propagation
  • Bespoke Sensor Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Front End Innovation
  • Intelligent data insight
  • IOT infrastructure
  • Manufacture
  • Product Design
  • Radar Systems
  • Software & Signal Processing

Our Markets

How we Work

Our People

We complement your design team, bringing additional skills into the mix, or can take a problem away and deliver the finished result. We know how to deliver technically challenging, blue sky projects while minimising risk. And we are setup to deliver results at a fast pace.

Diverse Skills

We bring a diverse team, including designers, technologists, engineers, and market experts, to your problem or challenge. You will get the benefit of creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers with exceptional technical ability who work within a company culture that encourages and  supports individuality and collaboration.

Mechanical and aesthetic design for a multi-sensor pod

Exceptional Technology

By working with us you get access to a portfolio of existing technologies to fit your requirement, helping you to reduce both risk and cost. Alternatively, we can transfer technology from another market sector or develop something entirely new. But importantly, we are committed to enabling your future business by creating intellectual property for you, not for ourselves.


With Plextek, you will experience a more personal engagement, getting to know and work with our technologists on your project, rather than just account and project managers. We take full ownership of our projects, proactively identifying potential resolutions to road blocks, rather than pushing the problem back to you.

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Your Journey Starts Here

Based just south of Cambridge, Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security, and automotive.

Our work requires the smartest minds and we are always on the lookout for people who are as excited as we are to provide leading-edge technology that empowers customers.

Client Feedback

  • Colin Shillito, Head of Business Development

    “I discovered Plextek in 2006 and have been consistently impressed by their market-leading technology and deep technical capabilities. The high level of expertise within the company means there is nothing they focus on that they can’t do well. They have a reputation for trustworthiness and being great to work with and due to this I have had no hesitation in recommending them many times over the years within my partner ecosystem.”

    Colin Shillito, Head of Business Development - IoT Automotive, BT Enterprise
  • We were very impressed with the thoroughness and articulation of the experimental results, challenges, issues for consideration and also potential technical solutions.

    NGP Innovation
  • "You guys did a good job yesterday at showing off the product and I am very excited for trials this month."

    MOD DE&S
  • You achieved the goal of developing a proof of concept device for which we are grateful. It has been a pleasure working with your team, and if opportunity presents itself, I would be happy to do so again.

    IQ Endoscopes
  • The Plextek team worked incredibly hard to adapt to the issues ... I was impressed by the systems.

    MOD, DE&S

Meet the Experts

Simon Bates
Steve Fitz
Director, Technology
Simon Bates
Simon Bates
Head of Project Management
Shahzad Nadeem
Shahzad Nadeem
Head of Smart Cities
Nigel Whittle
Nigel Whittle
Head of Medical & Healthcare
Marcus Walden
Marcus Walden
Principal Consultant, Antennas & Propagation
Lawrence Wair
Lawrence Weir
Biomedical Engineer
Hilary Wentzell
Hilary Wentzell
Senior Project Manager

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