At Agilent we are committed to sustainability in our products, our operational practices and support of our employee teams. Our mission is to "advance the quality of life" and we believe sustainability is an important part of meeting our mission. All of our actions are based on our long-standing values, and achieved with uncompromising integrity.
Our culture includes respect for the contributions of every employee in our global workforce. We support the communities in which we live and work, and encourage employees to share their time and talents in their communities.
Net Revenue FY19: U.S. $5.2 billion
Approximately 16,300 employees
Customers in 110 countries
Agilent is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets, recognized for uncompromising integrity in all we do. Our mission is to advance quality of life by focusing our expertise in six key markets. With a team of approximately 16,300 employees spread across the world, our global footprint includes sales offices, logistics centers, and business facilities in three major geographies. Our worldwide capabilities enable us to deliver high-quality solutions to our valued customers in 110 countries.
Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.
Agilent focuses its expertise on six key markets, where we help our customers achieve their goals:
Food: Agilent helps ensure that our global food supply is free of contaminants—whether chemical, viral, bacterial or microbiological. Our customers include government regulators and labs that control food safety, as well as private companies that produce, package and sell food to the public.
Environmental and Forensics: From pesticides to pharmaceutical residues to trace metals, we provide fast, accurate and sensitive methods for monitoring contaminants affecting quality of life. Agilent solutions also play an important role in law enforcement by providing robust tools and instruments to analyze and verify evidence at trial, and in helping sports authorities ensure the world's top-performing athletes are competing fairly.
Pharmaceutical: Agilent has one of the broadest solutions portfolios of any company serving the pharmaceutical industry. Our solutions provide precise answers for every segment of the pharmaceutical industry, from disease research and drug discovery to drug development, manufacturing and quality control. The start-to-finish solution set means customers can get products to market faster. Customers trust us to help them test the purity of their therapeutics. Agilent also ensures that their instruments and processes conform to the highest compliance.
Diagnostics: Agilent gives doctors a head start in the fight against cancer and other diseases. Our solutions help pathology laboratories deliver fast, accurate information to the doctors, hospitals and medical centers they serve. We help medical professionals make more accurate diagnoses so patients can receive the most effective therapies.
Chemical and Energy: The world runs on energy, and energy companies need to locate, extract and refine fuels efficiently and cost-effectively. Our solutions help customers maximize their production and predict failures in their refineries before they happen. Agilent also helps energy researchers investigate biofuels, renewable fuels and other forms of alternate energy.
Research: Most life sciences and diagnostics research is done at top-tier universities, with funding from governments around the world. Agilent is helping these researchers learn more about cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism and other ailments. Our instruments, software and sample preparation solutions help scientists conduct faster, more accurate research.
The purpose of Agilent Research Laboratories is to power Agilent’s growth through breakthrough science and technology.
To complement our product line R&D, Agilent Labs looks beyond the evolution of current products and platforms to create the technologies that will underlie tomorrow’s breakthroughs, enabling Agilent customers to answer questions at the leading edge of life science, diagnostics and the applied markets. Our horizon is broad, encompassing synergies across Agilent and seeding new businesses to create competitive differentiation and compelling value for current and future customers and shareholders.
To accomplish these goals, we attract and retain top technical talent, collaborate extensively with global research leaders in academia, government and industry, and promote a culture of innovation and teamwork across our highly multi-disciplinary staff of life scientists, physical scientists and engineers. The majority of our research is located in the United States in Santa Clara, California, with additional locations in Europe and Asia.
Each of the brands in our portfolio is a hallmark of Agilent's innovation and commitment to customer success. Through superior precision, performance, reliability, and insight, the products, services and solutions behind our brands deliver on Agilent’s promise to provide trusted answers to our customers’ most critical questions and challenges.
Agilent’s culture is based on innovation; trust, respect and teamwork; and uncompromising integrity. Added to these are speed, focus and accountability to meet customer needs and create a culture of performance that draws on the full range of people's skills and aspirations.
Agilent is regularly recognized by external organizations for its culture as well as its practices around processes and people.
Agilent was created when it spun off from Hewlett-Packard Company in 1999. Since then the company has won hundreds of awards for innovations and has earned even more patents for its inventions. More important is that the number of customers we serve grows each year — another reminder of the power of our partnership.