Environmental specialist marks 50th anniversary

QED Environmental Systems, a provider of environmental technology solutions, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Originally operating as Geotechnical Instruments, the company began by manufacturing and supplying instrumentation equipment for the civil engineering industry out of its original site in Hatton Locks, in 1972. It was acquired by QED Environmental Systems Inc in 2016, rebranding to QED Environmental Systems Ltd two years later.

Its first foray into gas analysis instrumentation was in 1990, following the development of its pioneering GA-90 series for the waste management industry. This system paved the way for some of QED’s current product ranges, including the Huberg Laser One and Geotech SEM5000, which deploy laser spectroscopy technology to provide unrivalled levels of speed and accuracy during gas detection.

The company’s geotechnical products have been used on a number of prestigious architectural and infrastructure projects, including the Channel Tunnel, the British Library, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank building, Singapore Changi Airport, the Petronas Towers, and Thailand’s North-South Expressway.

Dean Kavanagh, managing director at QED Environmental Systems, said: “It’s incredibly exciting to see just how far the business has come since the acquisition. The past 50 years has seen the company launch a number of market-leading geotechnical products, and contribute to a number of world-renowned feats of engineering, becoming one of the world’s leading providers of gas analysis, detection and environmental solutions in the process.

“Looking to the future, we’re ready to help our customers navigate the emerging challenges facing the renewable energy industry in the coming years. With the potential for a mass transition to a hydrogen economy, gas detection and analysis is set to play a key role in the next phase of global energy supply, and we have invested heavily in R&D to ensure we have the technological expertise to deliver the necessary solutions.”


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