Dexter Research Center, Inc.
Nothing performs better than a Dexter detector.
Since 1977, Dexter Research has been the preferred provider of infrared thermopile detectors for science and industry. Today they offer the world’s largest selection of thermopile-based solutions including high-quality, high-output Bismuth-Antimony thin film and silicon-based infrared-sensing thermopile detectors. Dexter offers standard detectors in high volumes. They also customize detectors for specific needs. Integrated modules serve as complete sensing subsystems. Customers in scientific research, automotive, aerospace, home appliances, security systems, medical equipment, and more now rely on Dexter Research for the highest-performance detectors.
Dexter Research offers 31 core thermopile products, more than all global competitors combined, each 100% tested for industry-leading quality. They now provide customers with a choice from over 800 thermopile configurations, and they have new thermopile detectors coming on-line and new customers using their products around the world.
Strategically and tactically, Dexter Research is in a great business position, and they’re not done improving their products and performance. In particular, they have responded to competitors with new aggressive marketing and pricing strategies.
Dexter Research's company-wide re-engineering is already proving out. Their sales are up by about 20% per year since 2005, outperforming leading competitors. Their operating profits are up 12%. They are successfully moving to lean manufacturing without a headcount reduction. They have an energized workforce across all centers of operation. They’re on track to meet new aggressive targets.
The bottom line benefits Dexter Research's customers, their neighbors and themselves.
Dexter Research will remain the global center of expertise for infrared thermopile detector-enabled products. They will continue to be the world’s leading source of infrared thin-film thermopiles and silicon-based thermopile detectors. Dexter Research Center is going to be a larger and more profitable company, and they’re going to stay in Michigan.