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Solving problems and designing the right solution

NPL’s mission is to enhance quality of life for the UK and improve the productivity of UK industry. Our commercial products and services are designed to help you do just that.  Whatever the size of your organisation or industry, we use our cutting edge, multi-science capability to help you to:

  • Exploit the latest science and technology developments to continuously innovate and gain a competitive edge
  • Solve your most complex technological or business challenges
  • Have the confidence to adopt new technologies and processes or develop new products
  • Meet your business requirements for regulation, compliance and quality

As the UK National Measurement Institute, NPL is uniquely placed to provide traceability and confidence in measurement. We don’t just measure, we also process and analyse and advise.

We are able to apply a wide range of science disciplines and expertise, and having that choice at our finger-tips means you can use us as a one-stop shop. If we are not best positioned to solve your problem, we are able to sign-post you to one of our partners to provide the right solution. We do this with independence and impartially that our unique position as a government lab provides.

Whatever your industry or size, from start-up, scale-up or corporate, we have something to help you operate, improve or transform your business.

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Solve a problem

By listening to and understanding your needs, we can provide unique solutions that combine our depth of knowledge and experience with a collaborative and enterprising approach to design a bespoke solution.

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Train with us

Improve your productivity and efficiency. We provide measurement and calibration training to develop new skills, enhance existing work practices and upskill to benefit from new technology.


Calibrate your equipment

NPL offers a comprehensive range of high-quality calibration services, all of which are directly traceable to the internationally recognised primary measurement standards that we maintain on behalf of the UK.

Calibrate your equipment

Find an instrument

We bring measurement instruments and engineering expertise to your organisation. We develop highly‑accurate measurement instruments, sensors and artefacts designed to meet your unique requirements.

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