About us

For more than 25 years, Hummingbird has worked closely with the world’s leading-edge healthcare and industrial manufacturers, developing a range of leading-edge gas sensing technologies to meet the challenges they face.

Our history dates back to 1952, when our parent company Servomex was founded in the United Kingdom, originally as a manufacturer of electronic products.

The transformation to gas analysis experts began when Servomex designed and manufactured a revolutionary paramagnetic cell for the accurate and stable measurement of percentage levels of oxygen.

This landmark innovation became the basis for a business which has grown over nearly 70 years to become today’s global leader in gas sensing.

In 2006, we began selling sensors to third-party medical and industrial users under the Servomex OEM Sensors banner, and quickly became established as a leader in the critical care ventilation market, supplying the vast majority of the global market.

The Hummingbird brand was launched in 2011, and continued our policy of developing close partnerships with major companies around the world.

We won the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2016 for the development of a small, vibration-resistant sensor designed for medical critical care applications. Our pioneering approach to customer-focused sensing solutions has resulted in further landmark innovations over the years.

All sensor manufacturing takes place at our state-of-the-art UK Technical Centre in Crowborough, East Sussex, which was opened in 2008.

We continue to develop outstanding sensor technology by listening to our customers. Constantly re-evaluating all aspects of sensor design and manufacture to improve performance, we always push the envelope of R&D.

Our ‘next-generation’ ethos ensures we deliver customers a level of system integration, compliance and reliability that remains unrivalled in the OEM sensor market.


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