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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hear from Andy Whittaker, Engineering & Quality DirectorWatch video
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.
A combination of production capabilities to suit specific needs can be accommodated to deliver module build, part or full machine build.
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.
Hear from Ian Knight, CIOWatch video
Cable preparation investment
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.
Hear from Sean Lewis, Project ManagerWatch video
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.
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.
This dedicated and controlled environment has capacity for more complex and delicate builds, encompassing high-end PCB assemblies and box builds.
An in-house training school was founded in 2001 and the company has invested a significant amount of time developing its training processes.
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.