Simonswood Automation was originally formed in 1969 as an electrical and instrumentation contracting company based in Knowsley Industrial Park in Liverpool, by Doug Tate. The company ownership passed to Doug’s son Andy Tate some thirty years later, upon Doug’s retirement. From this date the company has progressively developed to encompass process control automation systems, providing engineering services including Electrical Design, Software, Panel Build and Installation.
With a background of experience and expertise that encompasses everything from a simple control panel to complex distributed automatic control systems, Simonswood Automation has a proven reputation for reliability and customer satisfaction.
Simonswood Automation focus is on providing an engineering service that meets or exceeds the customer’s requirements. The engineering staff are fully trained in each area of their work, and pride themselves in the standards of their product. It is that effort and dedication that provides Simonswood Automation with its primary aim, which is sales based upon repeat business.
Simonswood Automation – Quality Management System is accredited by TÜV UK Ltd and is approved to the requirements of ISO9001:2008. We are also fully committed to a high standard of excellence and continuous improvement.
It is the policy of Simonswood Automation to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of our employees, customers and others who may be affected by our activities. Both management and engineering resource are trained in health and safety to ECITB Standards.
Control Panels Manufacturer
Although Simonswood is well known for its software capabilities, during 2015 we expanded our panel shop facilities. Our panels are always built to the highest standards, using our fully qualified and experienced panel builders, and although we may well not be the cheapest around we are without doubt the best value for money. Our panels are built to last, no de-engineering to maximise our profits, but just good old fashioned British engineering at its best.
As most systems are local I/O panels, distributed via networks such as EthernetIP, Profibus and DeviceNet, to mention a few, wherever possible we will set up the local nodes and test the functionality of the panel using the network via simulation. This eliminates quite a number of on-site delays, and goes a long way to providing shorter installation timescales.