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Global Manufacturing

A global approach to state-of-the-art manufacturing

Control Techniques is an international leader in the design and manufacture of variable-speed electronic drives; drives that control electric motors in processes from factory production lines and automated machinery to cranes, lifts, wind-tunnels and wind turbines.

Multi-national manufacturing and support

Our main manufacturing unit is at Newtown in Mid Wales, a facility that employs over 350 people. Here, drives up to, and over, 1 MW are made in what is probably the most advanced drives factory in the world, utilising demand-led-manufacturing principles, a high level of automation, and the most rigorous of quality standards.Manufacturing

With over 95% of products exported, a global approach to manufacturing makes good business sense with the latest SK AC drives now being made in the Emerson Contract Electronics Manufacturing plant in the Guangzhou province in southern China. Naturally, the same exacting standards apply – with field reliability proving to be the best in the business!

Customer support is equally important and is provided by the international network of 54 Drive Centres covering 31 countries. As centres of drives expertise, Drive Centre teams offer unrivalled applications knowledge, systems design and build, specialist commissioning and installation times, stockholding, training and round-the-clock customer support.

Guangzhou, China

The Emerson Contract Electronics Manufacturing facility lies within a 1.3 million sq ft plant in Huangpu, in the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District in southern China.

As well as manufacturing drives, the Emerson facility makes products for other Emerson companies including Emerson Motors, Leroy Somer, Copeland, WR, Mallory, Liebert and ASTEC.

The partnership started in 2003 with the production of Commander SE drives and has continued with the launch of the hugely successful Commander SK drive in 2005.

This world class plant also boasts ISO 9002, 2000 version certification and maintains the ISO 14001 environmental standards.

All design work is carried out in the UK, with specifications and critical parts and components remaining the same. Any upgrades to firmware and hardware will be instigated in the UK. Quality and reliability are at least as good as products made in the UK, with products being exported to the world market.