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Our Journey

Founded in UK


Detectamet was founded in 2003 by our founder & CEO, Sean Smith.

Gained ISO Accreditations


We were accredited with our 3 ISO certifications in 2013 for Environmental, Quality and Health & Safety Management.

Opened in USA


In 2014 we ventured across the pond, setting up our USA facility in Richmond, VA!

Recognised with The Queens Award for our growth in the UK & Overseas


In 2015, we were delighted to be recognised with the Queen's award as a manufacturer & supplier of metal detectable equipment to markets around the world.

Opened our new UK facility


In 2017, we moved our UK facility to Unit 1, Halifax Way - increasing our office and manufacturing space by 5-fold!

Opened in Canada


2018 saw us open a second North-American facility in Ottawa, Ontario.

Opened in Australia


In the Spring of 2020, we opened our Sydney, Australia branch - supplying detectable products to customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Opened in Germany


In the Summer of 2021, we opened our latest facility in Korschenbroich, Germany - perfectly positioned for shipping our products throughout Europe.

Investment in PPE manufacturing and injection moulding machines


We're proud of our recent manufacturing investment, bringing injection moulding, PPE & test piece manufacturing in-house for reduced lead times and enhanced quality control.

'Best Company' award winners: Society Of Food Hygiene & Technology


In the Autumn of 2022, we were delighted to be recognised with a SOFHT Best Company Award win >10 employees for the third time, following our awards in 2013 and 2015.

Onwards to the future!


As you can see, we've had a busy 20 years of growth, investment and expansion! We're excited to develop our product range and expand our market coverage further, ensuring that quality, affordable food safety products are accessible for manufacturers around the world.