Large global companies stay agile by responding to market conditions throughout the world. Agilent Technologies UK has been doing this for parent Agilent Technologies (and its predecessor, Hewlett-Packard) for more than 40 years. The US-based parent company is a top global maker of electronic test and instrumentation equipment, scientific laboratory instruments, and semiconductors. Agilent serves customers in the chemical, communications, electronics, and life sciences industries. Agilent Technologies UK works with the National Laboratory Service, a unit of the UK Environment Agency, to train operators on Agilent instruments.