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Who we are

Established in 1967, PP Control & Automation has grown to be an award-winning provider of strategic outsourcing solutions to many of the most successful and respected machinery builders worldwide, employing more than 200 staff at its manufacturing site in Walsall, West Midlands and continuing its growth as one of the largest independent suppliers of control & automation solutions in Europe.

Sectors served include:

  • Food processing
  • Machine tool
  • Medical equipment
  • Packaging
  • Printing
  • Scientific equipment
  • Semiconductor plant & processing
  • Security
  • Energy
  • Power & distribution

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Following the addition of a further 1,000 sq metres in Spring 2017, the modern PP C&A manufacturing facility now comprises over 5,500 sq m².

Investments of over £1 million in the latest automation for cable preparation, £250,000 in ‘world first’ crimping technology and over £100,000 into creating an Electrostatic Discharge manufacturing facility, enables the business to offer unparalleled levels of quality for electrical inter-connectivity, electrical control, automation and assembly and the associated disciplines for the provision of a full outsourcing solution for OEMs and machine builders.

This kind of dedication and investment is part of the reason customers continue to work with and trust the service, the strategies, and the engineering and production capabilities of PP C&A.


The people

In order to deliver exceptional customer service, PP C&A recognises that it needs exceptional employees. Something the company has throughout.

PP C&A work with employees to develop a culture of engagement and creativity, where new ideas are fostered, and existing processes can be positively challenged.

An in-house training school was founded at the start of the millennium and the company has invested a significant amount of time developing its training processes, in both the technical requirements and the tools required for continuous improvement.

PP C&A core values

PP C&A employees were the creators and are also the driving force behind 10 core values, which form the centre of how the company operates and collaborates with staff, customers, suppliers and wider stakeholders.

Who we are » PP 10 core values Themes CMYK WEB » PP Control & Automation

PP C&A apprenticeship program

PP C&A has an active apprenticeship program and work closely with a number of schools and colleges in promoting exciting engineering and manufacturing career opportunities. There is immense pride in what apprentices are achieving at the company, gaining national recognition at various awards.

In a bid to inspire more young people into engineering, PP C&A support WorldSkills UK where the company has arranged and judged specific industry challenges. Apprentices, work trainees, university students and graduates participate in the challenges over 3 exhibition days in Birmingham, where they get an opportunity to try their hand at a range of work-based skills.

PP Control & Automation is proud to support a structure that accelerates young people’s careers, giving them the best start in work and life.


Manufacturing awards

Who we are » Official TMMX Awards logo On Black » PP Control & Automation
Who we are » PP BFA Logo » PP Control & Automation
Who we are » Manufacturing excellence awards SME » PP Control & Automation

PP C&A is proud of its industry recognition and as recipients of a number of industry accolades and awards, continue to be motivated to stay at the forefront of engineering excellence.

Over recent years the company has been recognised as “best in class” in a number of disciplines, through awards that include:

These awards not only recognise a commitment and drive to constantly improve for the benefit of customers and employees, but also the massive support received from all partners, inside and outside of the organisation.

The company has gone on to sponsor a number of industry awards and supports associated events and seminars, with the clear aim to help, in any way possible, promote and improve UK manufacturing for the benefit of the nation.

PP Control & Automation invests £250,000 in ‘world first’ technology

PP C&A can now process cables at over 5 metres per second, which means it is now 20% faster, whilst still maintaining the same accuracy.

This Artos CRX33-GVM investment is PP C&A’s latest commitment to automation and underlines the importance it plays in making manufacturing processes as productive as possible.

Ardenton investment helps PP Control & Automation deliver a record £26m year

PP C&A recorded a record year in 2019 after increasing annual sales to £26m – just 12 months on from attracting investment from Ardenton Capital.

With renewed financial backing from the Canadian-based investor, PP C&A is now exploring the possibility of future acquisitions and a joint venture to establish a manufacturing footprint in North America.


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