Luton has a number of British and multi-national high technology firms which have chosen the town for key facilities, including UK and European headquarters.

Luton is nestled at the heart of Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Growth Corridor Central Area, which is already one of the most innovative and economically successful areas of the UK.  Its enormous growth potential is recognised by the Government as a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to be a knowledge intensive cluster, competing globally. The Growth Corridor is already a world-renowned centre for science, technology and innovation; rapidly becoming the UK’s ‘Silicon Valley’, and helping to drive the country’s investment and growth.

High tech companies in Luton design, assemble and sell advanced technology products, electronic components, software, web design, defence and aerospace systems, precision control and autosport systems. The success of these businesses, which supply into British and overseas markets, is based on the availability of skilled employees from the high value business clusters across Luton, London and the South East Midlands.

Key businesses in sector

Luton is home to the UK and European headquarters of many multi-national companies, while other UK and Luton-based firms operate internationally from here.

AiSolve is a British-born innovative software and hardware engineering company. A small medium enterprise that specialises in the development of virtual simulations, precision motion control products and custom haptic devices. AiSolve is also known for creation of augmented reality apps, immersive 3D environments, serious games, real-time 3D visualisations and gamified interactive content.

Luton is the headquarters for this award winning global provider of interactive visualisation products and cutting edge technology services. AiSolve (Artificial Intelligent Solutions) was founded in 2003 by five university post-graduates specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) and electronic engineering. Since then, they have become thriving developers engaged in revolutionizing AI, computer graphics, augmented reality, immersive and real-time interactive technologies.

Luton is the headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa for this leading Japanese manufacturer of a wide variety of advanced products including communications, instrumentation, control and manufacturing equipment, and information terminals. In particular, Anritsu is acknowledged as the world leader in measurement systems for ISDN optical communications.

Headquartered in Luton, the Jaltek group is a leading technology solutions organisation, providing a comprehensive range of vertically-integrated design and electronic manufacturing services, innovative wireless communications, telematics (asset and personal telemetry solutions) and bespoke systems development. Jaltek has multiple facilities located in the UK and India.

The MTL Instruments Group, headquartered in Luton, is a division of US company Cooper Crouse-Hinds. MTL is a world leader in the development and supply of system infrastructure products and protection equipment to the process industries. Many of the world’s safety-critical processes are monitored, controlled or protected by MTL products, and the Group is distinguished by its global network of sales and support centres. MTL is now based in state-of-the-art offices on the Butterfield technology park in Luton.

Established in 1992, ONI PLC is a leading provider of IT solutions and services to both public sector and commercial markets. ONI’s expertise already spans core network infrastructure, unified communications and collaboration, contact centre solutions, data centre services, connectivity and cyber-security.

ONI cloud services are delivered from their own Tier 3+ Data Centre, and include infrastructure, disaster recovery, UC, collaboration and contact centre solutions as-a-service.


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