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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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:
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.
A detailed review of your existing operations, the business's current situation, objectives, and vision for the future.
We'll provide you with a strategic action plan which will deliver your goals.
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
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.
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.
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.