Technology & automation company reports bumper results

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Inspec Solutions, a Sheffield-based technology systems provider to industries including Petrochemical, Food & Beverage & Power Generation and Metals, amongst many others , has reported a bumper year with over 30% growth secured to its year end – achieving its highest ever turnover.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, Inspec Solutions saw this significant growth due to new contracts won for its automation and process control solutions in the power generation, petrochemical and education & research sectors.

Mark Ritson, Managing Director of Inspec Solutions, said: “2019/2020 was an amazing year for us.   We experienced our highest growth ever and were delighted with the in-roads we made into some new high growth sectors.  We traditionally focused on the metals industry, but our automation systems provide benefits to all process and manufacturing industries.  Like all businesses, we’ve had a quiet couple of months since lockdown, but businesses are recognising how they can use our technology to improve efficiency and deliver enhanced shareholder value – our order books are looking good!”

Attercliffe-based Inspec Solutions employs 25 highly qualified engineers and software developers and has developed a bespoke degree apprenticeship scheme to continually develop talent in-house. Three new apprentices have recently been appointed to the business who are studying for degrees in engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, joining five already underway on the scheme, as the company strongly believes in investing in its own talent.

Mark Ritson continues: “We’ve seen continued growth over the last 20 years and have been able to build a strong, dedicated team of engineers.  We’ve kept a competitive edge by investing in our people – and our commitment to developing our own engineers through apprentice schemes is a big part of this.”

Inspec Solutions specialises in the production of bespoke automation systems and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) systems, allowing customers to extract data from plant level equipment and systems and presenting this for supervisory and management intelligence purposes.

Data can be presented on web or mobile devices in the most appropriate format, clarified and defined by the end-user through close consultation with Inspec Solutions’ engineers.

Inspec Solutions operates in industries including steel making, forging & manufacturing, undertaking projects within petrochemical (on and offshore), food & beverage & power generation industries and also provides services and systems to universities and research facilities.

The company has successfully designed, implemented, and installed over 800 complex technology projects, of all sizes both nationally & worldwide since its formation in 2000. Systems have ranged from remote control and monitoring of an unmanned gas platform where the control room is physically sited onshore, to control and safety systems for conveying & robotic palletising machines for the food industry.

Inspec was formed in 2000 by three control engineers, the company slowly built on reputation and quality of projects to become a major player in systems for the metals industries. Although metals is still an important part of the business the company is now supplying technology systems into most industries using a wide range of systems, technologies and processes.

The company purchased our first premises in 2005 and in 2016 bought a newly refurbished 12,000sqft Victorian Steelworks building ready for its next phase of planned expansion.

For any business looking to automate their production processes, upgrade obsolete systems, adopt I4.0 technologies or benefit from a bespoke software application integrating from the plant floor to the boardroom, visit the website