Looking for an industrial automation partner focused on delivering the best technology for you? With no workshop to keep busy or order commitments with suppliers, we ensure our interests stay tightly aligned with yours.

Everyone in Op-tec is passionate about open technology and putting our clients in control, not tied into an ecosystem or platform. We want you to realise all the benefits of better automation, not 'just' a return on investment.

We take a whole system view of your operations and measure success against your business objectives. By understanding your goals before making any recommendations we guarantee you'll see the results you want.

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Richard Banyard

"So many UK manufacturers are 'making do' right now, working harder rather than smarter to keep up with the trends driving profit margins down. Large capital projects are risky and cause disruption, especially for organisations unfamiliar with automation technology. Fortunately there's a better way..."
Richard Banyard   Managing Director

How it works

We use control and automation technology to help you improve your operations and achieve your business objectives. We always take a pragmatic and incremental approach. Your current level of automation determines what we will recommend.

The process we'll take you through:

Initial meeting

Before anything else we ensure you're a good fit for our services.
We'll need high-level knowledge of your existing technology, but more important are your objectives and measures of success.

Site audit

A detailed review of your existing operations, the business's current situation, objectives, and vision for the future.

Action plan

We'll provide you with a strategic action plan which will deliver your goals.

Proactive maintenance

We'll help you implement as much or as little of your automation strategy as you'd like us to. You choose whether to get ongoing access to our expertise, or work with us on an ad-hoc/project basis.

Trusted by industry for over 20 years

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"DENSO have been using Op-tec Systems for over 16 years now, for projects of varying size and complexity. Op-tec falls into that small niche market of being able to integrate 'Information Technology' into 'Automation'. It is in this aspect where I have found Op-tec Systems to be second to none"
Simon Warner   Software Engineer

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"For over 9 years we’ve used Op-tec for training, project work and service support. They've allowed us to continue using our legacy RS3 DCS, delaying significant capital investment. Op-tec have always provided a high-quality, reliable service and are quick to respond. Having their expertise on-demand allows us to focus on other activities, knowing our control system is in safe hands"
Jamie Mattimore   Electrical Engineer

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"Op-tec has assisted Perenco in the supply of engineers with specific project deliverables, which they always achieved ahead of schedule and within budget. Their staff were dedicated, well thought of within Perenco and were often requested to return for extra project work and occasionally for Operational Support"
Allen Goodchild   Maximo Team Leader

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"During the 16 years in which Op-tec has worked on our sites, they have proved to be an outstanding and dependable performer, providing a first-class support package. We are confident in their expertise and abilities"
Keith Leonard   Head of Maintenance


Are you talking about Industry 4.0?


Longer answer: your specific requirements and current technology determine the solution we will offer. Almost everything we work with could be termed 'Industry 4.0'. To learn more about Industry 4.0, and the distinction between this term and the 'forth industrial revolution' Wikipedia's definition is a good place to start.

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Is this anything to do with digital transformation?

Everything! We specialise in moving companies to being 'data-driven' enterprises. Unless you're still faxing purchase orders you'll be some way towards this goal already. But chances are you could do more to gather and use data to make better decisions in real-time.

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How are you different?

As an independent service provider, it's not in our interest to sell you expensive hardware or software. We measure success on your business performance. By recommending the most cost-effective method for achieving your goals we ensure you get the best return on investment possible.

Many potential clients we speak to think investing in Industry 4.0 technology requires huge capital investment, in fact nothing could be further from the truth. It is possible to retro-fit sensors to existing equipment and the return on investment of doing so can be huge.

Op-tec is well-known for supporting legacy systems and we always try to utilise as much of your existing technology as possible. Extending the life of equipment makes economic and environmental sense, so we will always recommend doing so if it's a viable option.

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