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Plextek is a technology consultancy at the heart of the Cambridge. With a 30 year history of providing complex engineering solutions, we continuously innovate to push the boundaries of engineering and technology today.

We grow and develop ideas for our clients and have a history of turning our own innovation into successful spin-out technology companies.

We start by studying and understanding the key challenges that you wish to address. We then explore a range of ideas and potential solutions, bringing fresh thinking to the problem. After selecting the most appropriate approach we proceed through design, development and verification stages and, if required, into manufacture. Our experience in successful delivery guides us to select approaches that are inventive, work in practice, can be delivered on time and to the agreed budget.

Understanding your Market

We work within multiple markets, from Smart Cities & IOT, to Industrial Automation, Transport and Medical. Here are some quick links to the info you need:


We have recently launched our new innovation unit, Ignite Exponential (, giving more emphasis to our strong history in delivering innovative solutions for our partners.

To find out more about how we could add value to your project, please call: 01799 533200 or email:

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Location info - Plextek Services Limited

London Road
Great Chesterford
Saffron Walden
CB10 1NY

Tel: 01799 533200

Fax: 01799 533201

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