About us

The UK's No.1 independent
Automation and Control Distributor

Our service has always been about far more than just the parts we supply.

From the day we were founded in 1903, we have prided ourselves on adding real value to our customers' process.
Today, this means helping businesses quickly identify and install their ideal automation solutions, which goes far beyond distribution.





We know business success is based on productivity, efficiency, and performance.

That’s why we combine our unrivalled stock and logistics with unbeatable service and expertise across all of our nationwide branches.



We work in partnership with organisations across a wide spectrum of industries.

Our experienced engineering team regularly delivers innovative solutions, training, and support that is tailored to the diverse needs of our varied customer base.



We are committed to being far more than just another distributor.

This approach ensures we provide creative solutions, reliable results, and technical excellence that our competitors simply cannot match. So, if you need a part or a partner, contact us today.


More than 100 years of creative, technical excellence


We have been providing customers with the best automation products since 1903. Alongside state-of-the-art equipment from leading manufacturers, we also offer engineering solutions, 24-hour support, and a wide range of training. Our cross-industry expertise means we can make a genuine contribution to improving productivity, efficiency, performance, and energy consumption, helping customers in a diverse variety of sectors to raise quality and drive down costs.


To best support our customer base, we are proud to offer:

  • 11 branches in key locations throughout the UK
  • Same-day delivery service available on most orders
  • A 24-hour call-out service on request
  • An online ordering facility
  • A variety of training solutions
  • 90% of products supplied from stock


We are BSI Accredited to ISO9001:2015 (Certificate RS09942) at our Newcastle Stock Centre and use substantially the same QMS at all other locations.  We are also a registered Joscar supplier.


Did you know, we are an entrusted Siemens approved partner?