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Over 50 years’ experience in electrical control panel design and build for many of the World’s leading machinery builders is testament to why PP C&A has developed its reputation as one of the World’s leading authorities in control & automation products.

PP C&A has decades of experience as a fully approved control panel builder for UL & cUL standards which has been a vitally important service for customers. Many European based machinery builders have seen the importance of the North American markets for selling their equipment and understand the need to ensure full compliance.

By working closely with PP C&A, they have efficiently overcome much of the confusion that exists in ensuring legal compliance and safety and have successfully developed a solution that is truly fit for market and have grown their North American sales accordingly.

The strategic approach takes every complexity of a project into consideration and designs a solution that not only adheres to the most stringent quality standards but offers incredible added value and benefits.

PP C&A provide machine builders and OEMs with the capacity to take on new orders and expand by supporting the full design and build of their control systems.

Over the years, PP C&A has become the first critical link in a supply chain that ultimately leads to the influencing of the very best end-application accomplishments.

Be it a Formula 1 race car’s top performance, or how a potentially life-saving medical examination is carried out, how energy from renewable sources is captured and how a multitude of other critical products and machines work.

PP C&A Engineering & Production Capabilities

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UL 508A Standards

As a manufacturer of machinery, how confident are you that you are meeting the legal and technical requirements of the US and North American markets?

UL 508A can apply to any company that is supplying machinery into North America.

The UL 508A Listing Mark on an industrial control panel provides evidence of third-party certification to the municipal inspection authority and to the purchaser of the panel and it shows that the panel complies with an acceptable safety standard.

The UL Standards page dedicated to the directive offers full guidance and analysis, along with the growth enabling benefits that the UL certification creates.

Technical design & compliance

PP C&A can offer engineering design support in relation to:

  • EN60204 Standards
  • CE Low voltage directive
  • Compliance to latest safety legislation

PP C&A also work closely with technical partners that can support specialist, market specific standards, EMC consultancy and advice in relation to NFPA79.


Explore outsourcing case studies

Needham Group (Interactive Case Study)

Play an interactive video with hotpoints that delve into the story behind the manufacturing partnership with Needham Group and the assembly of its N-Lase range of products.

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Winbro Group Technologies

A strategic manufacturing outsourcing partnership – built on trust, integrity and maximising each other’s production expertise – is celebrating ten years together with the launch of the world’s most productive EDM drilling machine.

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Collected customer case studies (2021)

This collection of case studies examines some of the recent strategic outsourcing partnerships delivering against several business pains for machine builders and OEMs, and how those partners are benefiting from the PP C&A approach.

Needham Group

Turning to the strategic manufacturing outsourcing expertise of PP Control & Automation could prove to be a pivotal decision for Needham Group as it aims to turn a £30m expansion blueprint into reality.

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Inventor-e (iVendScale/iBinScale)

Inventor-e is accelerating disruption of inventory management with the help of the Manufacturing Assembly Network, a unique collective of sub-contract manufacturers and a world class engineering design consultancy.

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Jenton Group

A new manufacturing partnership between PP Control & Automation and Jenton Group has created the capacity to build new UV technology in volumes that could help protect us from Covid-19 in indoor spaces.

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Mazak UK

As the years have gone by, the relationship between the two businesses has become more interlinked, with PP C&A increasingly being asked to be involved in the design stage of new machine builds.

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Ishida (Video Case Study)

Watch how Ishida realised their growth potential by making outsourcing part of their manufacturing strategy.

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Collected publications & case studies (2019-2020)

PP Control & Automation has had the opportunity to publish a variety of articles in the UK’s leading journals for the manufacturing industries.

A B Graphic International Ltd

A B Graphic International Ltd (ABG) originally engaged PP to design and manufacture the electrical back plates on its new Digicon 3 digital print finishing machine.

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