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Start the tour below and interact with hotpoints to access snippets of useful information on PP C&A’s facility, people, processes, and disciplines, as well as video interviews with department leaders.


£150,000 solar investment

450 sq. metres of solar panels provide enough power to reduce the facility electricity consumption by 40%, saving more than 35 tonnes of CO2 every year.

Size and capacity

PP C&A’s modern manufacturing facility comprises over 5,500 sq. m², offering 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.

230 engaged employees

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.

Multi-Award Winning

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. Recent awards include Best Factory in the UK, Best Electrical Plant, Supply Chain Awards, and Customer Focus Awards.

Our People

Hear from Malcom Condon, HR People Partner.

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Our People

Customer Service

Hear from Emily Harris, Customer Account Manager.

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Customer Service

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.

10 Core Values

PP C&A employees were the creators behind 10 core values, which form the centre of how the company operates and collaborates.

General Manufacturing

Hear from Sean Cayley, COO.

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General Manufacturing

Quality

Hear from Andy Whittaker, Engineering & Quality Director

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Quality

Control & Automation

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.

Contract Manufacturing & Assembly

A combination of production capabilities to suit specific needs can be accommodated to deliver module build, part or full machine build.

Repeatable quality

PP C&A recognise the importance of repeatable quality within its manufacturing processes. The solution to this challenge is significant investment in automation for both cable manufacture and cable testing, as well as bespoke functional test rigs to fully simulate the desired operating requirements of a given control system.

Cable preparation investment

Hear from Ian Knight, CIO

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Cable preparation investment

Cable Preparation

Hear from Laura Nutting, Cable Preparation Manager

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Cable Preparation

Artos CRX33-GVM

This £250,000 investment in ‘world first’ technology is an example of PP C&A’s commitment to automation and means PP C&A can now process cables at over 5 metres per second.

Cable harnesses

Whether the design of inter-connectivity solutions for machine tool application or a wiring harness for a vehicle, PP C&A has significant experience in the production of a multitude of cable harnesses.

Engineering

Hear from Peter Ellis, Principal Engineer

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Engineering

Project management

Hear from Sean Lewis, Project Manager

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Project management

UL508A standards

PP C&A UL Listed panels are manufactured under regular stringent UL factory audits to meet key US national and local electric safety regulations. PP C&A offer a complete UL solution in line with your specific needs.

The move to outsourcing

Cross functional project management teams can assist to ensure the move to outsourced manufacturing is a smooth transition with the minimum of disruption. PP C&A work with your team and consider all factors that can impact the program from engineering design to supply chain considerations.

ESD Area

Hear from Garry Myatt, Sales Director.

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ESD Area

Electrostatic Discharge

This environment meets the specific customer needs and the legal compliance to the recognised standards which includes investment in special flooring, benches and test equipment – all grounded to earth to ensure that life of the electronics is protected from potential electrostatic discharge.

Complex builds

This dedicated and controlled environment has capacity for more complex and delicate builds, encompassing high-end PCB assemblies and box builds.

Supply Chain

Hear from Joanna Gould, Purchasing Manager

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Supply Chain

Logistics

Hear from Steve Connaughton, Logistics & Warehouse Manager

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Logistics

Supply chain management

A typical pain point for many can be alleviated by PP C&A’s proven expertise in value engineering at the initial design stage with the customer and optimising the supply chain to create both competitiveness and resilience, eliminating hidden costs and risk.

Training

Hear from Scott Ward, Continuous Improvement & Training Coordinator

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Training

Apprenticeships

Hear from Sophie Young, Apprentice Production Engineer

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Apprenticeships

In-house training school

An in-house training school was founded in 2001 and the company has invested a significant amount of time developing its training processes.

Inspiring young engineers

There is immense pride in what apprentices are achieving at the company, gaining national recognition at various awards. PP C&A supports a structure that accelerates young people’s careers, giving them the best start in work and life.

Finance

Hear from Stewart Robertson, Finance Director

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Finance

Strategic outsourcing

PP C&A are perfectly positioned as leaders in strategic outsourcing to support your production requirements and take ownership of the supply chain. When you’re looking to grow but barriers are ever-present, PP C&A get to the root of the problem and unlock your true potential.

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