Judges Scientific plc is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of scientific instruments. The Company operates in two segments: the Materials Sciences group and the Vacuum group. The Materials Sciences group supplies measurement equipment across both public and private sectors. The Vacuum group designs and manufactures instruments to prepare samples for examination in electron microscopes and to create motion, heating and cooling within ultra high vacuum chambers. Its subsidiaries include Fire Testing Technology Limited, UHV Design Limited, Aitchee Engineering Limited, Quorum Technologies Limited, Quorum Technologies Limited and Sircal Instruments (UK) Limited. Judges Scientific plc is an ultimate parent company. On March 18, 2011, it acquired a 51% interest in Bordeaux Acquisition Limited. On March 6, 2012, the Company acquired Global Digital Systems Limited.