Using data to increase productivity

  ○ Maximise plant effectiveness
  ○ Minimise downtime
  ○ Enable better decisions


We fix the problems you want solving. Our business is about improving yours

Control Specialists

Our engineers bring a depth of application experience, having implemented advanced control and batch solutions across a wide range of industries

Op-tec resources projects according to your needs not our scheduling constraints

Effective Technology

We believe the way to make industrial programmable systems secure, efficient, and maintainable; is robust design and effective matching of technologies

The Op-tec approach reduces complexity through use of open standards

Established 1996

An independent provider of control and data acquisition solutions for the process and manufacturing industries for over 20 years

Proven track record delivering projects and supporting customers with both modern and legacy control systems


One objective: increase the efficiency of your plant

  ○ Acquisition of process data

  ○ Diagnostics and forecasting

  ○ Clear and timely information to decision makers

  ○ Focused maintenance targeting effectiveness


Giving you control of your controls

Emerson Rosemount RS3 Control Processor


  • Proactive maintenance to reduce downtime
  • Latest software and firmware updates
  • Regular backups with secure off-site storage
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Lifecycle management and obsolecence planning

2D technical control loop drawing


  • Understand process requirements
  • Solutions that address your needs
  • Modern, secure, open technology
  • Best solution over vendor loyalty
  • Upgrade path to futureproof assets

Wind power dashboard


  • Data capture, analysis and triage
  • Relevent information to key personnel
  • Improved forecasting
  • Better decisions
  • Increased efficiency


“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 | Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc

“DENSO Manufacturing UK Limited have been using Op-tec Systems for over 16 years now, for projects of varying size and complexity. As a company 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 - Machinery Engineering | DENSO Manufacturing UK Ltd

“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. Op-tec provided an efficient service, always there when we needed help, were ace at reprogramming the RS3 system and also sourced spare RS3 hardware when required. Their staff were always helpful, however late in the evening it was.”
Allen Goodchild   Maximo Team Leader | Perenco UK Ltd


If we can't help, we'll say so!

No obligation site audit

Report on the status of your control systems

Proposed action plan

Recommendations prioritised based on risk

Review meeting

Comparing the current system status against your objectives

Call us on +44 161 660 4293 or email [email protected]


Management of legacy controls and automation

In his first post for us, Peter lays out why you should actively manage legacy control and automation systems. We so often see systems which have not been updated to reflect the current plant configuration, hindering efficient operation. Targeted small, low-cost actions can bring significant improvements.

IIoT and Industry 4.0 Explained

Recently, I spoke to the Food and Drink Engineering & Processing Summit, at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. I wanted to explain in simple language the meaning of these terms, and suggest an approach to projects which intend to leverage the technologies. Below is the gist of what I said....


We operate across the UK from our base in Greater Manchester

Op-tec Systems Ltd
Stockport Business & Innovation Centre
Broadstone Mill
Broadstone Road

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