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For almost 50 years ALRAD have been offering a wide range of Machine Vision, Photonics and Laser components

Alrad is a provider of high quality scientific equipment to industry and research. Our main product areas cover Machine Vision components, Optical Detectors and Laser Products.

Trading since 1970 we are based in Newbury in Berkshire in the south of England. Click here for directions to our premises.

Through our three trading divisions, Alrad Imaging, Alrad Electronics and Alrad Photonics , we offer thousands of product items from the world's leading manufacturers. We also provide installation, demonstration, and product support services. 

Many of our principals we represent as a sole distributor in the UK. Some of these exclusive companies have been with us since the 1970s so you see many of our distribution agreements have been in place for a very long time and that must say something about the service we offer. The products and service we provide open up new opportunities for our customers to improve quality,automation and productivity that is why many of our existing customers have been experiencing ALRAD high quality service for decades.

Alrad employ experienced staff to help our customers generate a competitive edge for their companies backed by world class products..


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ALRAD is a long standing professional company trading since 1970
We have knowledgeable and well trained staff who have many years of  applications experience in the fields of Machine Vision, Photonics and Electronics. 
We have a wealth of suppliers from across the globe whom are experts in their product field
Our suppliers are leaders in new technology 
Alrad is a leading member of the UK Industrial Vision Association who are Britain's most foremost vision group
Buy from Experts -Buy with confidence.


Quality Assurance
Alrad has a history of passionately striving to provide its customers with the best possible service. Alrad has a history of passionately striving to provide its customers with the best possible service.
The suppliers we use are all vetted though our in-house quality management system which is recognized by ISO9001:2015 certification through Approachable Registered.
Certificate Number 10852
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New terahertz imager: 300 GHz linear scanning system

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Alrad Instruments Ltd,
Alder House, Turnpike Road industrial Estate, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2NS


Phone: 01635 30345

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