Who is Elekta?

Elekta (www.elekta.com) is a global pioneer in the treatment of cancers. Our oncology products are designed and primarily built here in Crawley. Our linacs treat over 1,000,000 patients every year around the world.

Elekta’s global oncology business is headquartered here in Crawley, which also serves as the home of our European business. Crawley has a proud history for innovation in radiotherapy stretching back to 1949, pioneering many oncology treatment firsts. It’s a legacy Elekta have been proud to continue, and one that has helped establish the region as a hub for medical engineering excellence and innovation.



Elekta is very proud to be recognised for some of our most important values at the very core of our approach to business. We work tirelessly to improve the lives of individuals with cancer. And through our work we encourage leadership, management skills, vibrancy, determination and best practice at every level.

To be acknowledged for our success in sharing Elekta’s oncology innovations throughout the world is a huge honour. To receive our third consecutive export award this year – and sixth Queen’s Award in total – was an exceptionally proud moment for the company.

Importantly, everyone at Elekta is acutely aware of how important this region is to us. It gives us unique access to some of the most skilled engineers and administrators in the world; both as employees and as suppliers. Elekta is the vehicle for our region’s pioneering engineering expertise to excel. And our awards success reflects the dedication of everyone who comes together to make Elekta such a dominant force in the Global radiotherapy market.

Crawley is where the life-changing digital linac first fulfilled its commercial destiny. The management and staff are committed to maintaining the intense pace of innovation that has made Elekta and Crawley renowned the world-over for excellence in radiotherapy.

Recent Awards

2012 Outstanding Organisation of the Year in the National Management and Leadership Awards
2012 The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade)

2013 The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade)
2013 Institute of Export Award (Showcase)
2013 The Institute of Physics (IOP) Innovation Award
2013 Elekta Made in the South East Technology Award

2014 The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade)
2014 Gatwick Diamond Business Awards – Supply Chain Excellence

Local Impact

Elekta – A global player with local roots

Elekta is a global business with 3,800 staff in over 40 countries around the world, our Oncology business the largest business unit in the company is based here in Crawley.

We currently employ over 900 staff in Crawley of whom more than 350 are working on developing the cancer treatments of the future.

Elekta is rapidly expanding, more than doubling it staff over the last four years and we need to expand our research and development moving into the next 20 years.