The Story Behind the X-ray Scanners

With a history that stretches back to 1950, Todd Research is one of the oldest and most established organisations in safety and security. As a result, we have diverse experience, from our beginnings in the medical and veterinary industry, to today’s multi-sector offering.


Todd Research Limited was formed in January 1950 and began by designing and manufacturing equipment for the medical and veterinary sectors.


Todd Research makes a breakthrough in X-ray technology by developing the world’s first X-ray scanner specifically designed for mailroom security.


Throughout the 1980s the business evolves to focus solely on the development of X-ray, metal detection and blast suppression equipment.


In November 2005 Todd Research is acquired by Asfare Group, a leading specialist in products and services for the Emergency Services market.


In March 2007 Todd Research changes hands again, as Asfare Group is acquired by a leading fire and rescue services business in a reverse merger.


In December 2010 it’s formally announced that Todd Research had been acquired once again, this time in a Management Buy Out (MBO).


In April 2012 Todd Research ushers in a new era for the business, which involved a group-level restructure and rebrand to Supply Plus Ltd.


In April 2019; a further MBO took place, meaning 100% separation from the Supply+ Group.