About Kromek

Kromek is a leading supplier of radiation detection components and devices for the medical imaging, civil nuclear industry, CBRNe security and safety screening markets.

A leading supplier of radiation detection equipment

Kromek Group plc is an international technology group (global HQ in the UK) and a leading developer and supplier of high-performance radiation detection products based on cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) and other advanced technologies. Using its technology platforms, Kromek designs and develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and radiation detection products for the medical, CBRNe security, Homeland Security and civil nuclear radiation detection markets.

The Group’s products provide high-resolution information on material composition and structure and are used in multiple applications, ranging from the identification of cancerous tissues to hazardous materials, such as explosives, and the analysis of radioactive materials.

The Group’s business model provides a vertically integrated technology offering to customers, from radiation detector materials to finished products or detectors, including software, electronics and application specific integrated circuits (ASICs).

The Group has operations in the UK and US (California and Pennsylvania) and sells internationally through a combination of distributors, OEM and direct sales.

An interview with Dr Arnab Basu Kromek CEO

In this interview, with the Exec Insight podcast, Arnab talks through the challenges of building Kromek, our products and the sectors they serve, international attitudes to innovation and the value of STEM education at all ages.

Management Team

Dr Arnab Basu MBE


Arnab has a PhD in physics from Durham University, specialising in semiconducting sensor materials. Arnab held senior management positions in his family business, which manufactured materials for the electronics industry serving over 250 major telecommunications and consumer electronics manufacturers, including Siemens, GEC. He worked in commercial product development for Elmwood Sensors Ltd, (Honeywell Group, UK). A prominent figure within the business community, he was awarded Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ (2009) and received an MBE for services to regional development and international trade (2014).

Paul Farquhar


Paul has almost 30 years’ experience as a finance director and chief financial officer, primarily for international businesses. He was previously President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Sevcon Inc, a NASDAQ-listed designer, manufacturer and supplier of microprocessor controls for electric and hybrid vehicles. In this position, Paul established a global finance team in five countries with common financial reporting systems to meet the needs of a growing technology business and also oversaw the raising of equity and debt finance and M&A activity. Paul began his career as a chartered accountant, spending 10 years as an auditor at Jennings Johnson in Sunderland and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Newcastle and Lisbon, Portugal.

Berry Beumer


Berry is a technology business executive with extensive experience of delivering revenue growth in analytical instrument, high-frequency communications equipment and optoelectronic and semiconductor materials industries. He has held a number of senior roles while working both in Europe and the US. Previously he has held the position of Vice President in the areas of Sales and Marketing at XOS, Inc. Where he was responsible for driving the strategic direction of their x-ray elemental technology business.

Ian Radley


Ian has a BSc in Applied Physics and Chemistry from Durham University. He has nearly 35 years’ experience in scientific instrumentation and has spent the last twenty years in technology and operations management. His background includes thermal imaging sensors, superconducting magnet systems, x-ray tubes, x-ray detectors and x-ray optics. He spent 11 years in the US as operations director for Oxford Instruments X-ray Technology Group and as director of advanced product development for X-ray Optical Systems (XOS Inc.).

Our History

A global supplier of radiation detection equipment Kromek started with 2 people in an office in an incubator, Team Kromek has now grown to over 100 people in the last 15 years.

Kromek sites

Kromek Headquarters

Kromek Group HQ

County Durham, UK

Our headquarters are based in Sedgefield in County Durham, situated on NETPark (North East Technology Park). The Park is one of the UK’s premier science, engineering and technology parks.

Kromek Pennsylvania factory USA

Kromek Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, USA

We grow CZT in Pennsylvania, as well as manufacture a lot of our other products. It is also home to some of our Homeland Security experts as well as the centre for our SPECT and other medical imaging work.

Kromek California

California, USA

Our Californian team specialises in custom research and design, development, testing and marketing of OEM components, detectors, ASICs, instruments and imaging systems.

Kromek Huddersfield radiation detector lab

Kromek Huddersfield

Huddersfield, UK

Our office in Huddersfield is where our specialist team of neutron and gamma-ray detector researchers. They look at new detector technology, ASICs and the supporting electronics.

Kromek CZT, electronics and detector manufacturer

Your partner for the design, development and high-volume supply of CZT and scintillator based detection and imaging assemblies

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