We are the power behind automation. Our mission is to be the trusted supplier of innovative and integral bespoke control systems and factory automation systems, that help transform our customers’ businesses. Together we Design. Build. Install. Innovate.
Our Core Values
We challenge and we like to be challenged and we’ll never walk away from a project; we always make it happen. We believe in fair pricing – it’s not all about the money. Ultimately, we operate with integrity – we try to do what’s right…even when no one is looking.
To become the world-wide industry standard which our customers and prospects regard as the benchmark for quality, price, technical capability, service and innovation.
ALS Controls specialise in the design, build and installation of bespoke control systems, factory automation systems, plastic container handling and robotics.
Since our humble beginnings in 2002 from the spare room of my flat; ALS Controls have grown steadily, yet confidently, and today we are located in an 8,000 square foot facility in Gloucestershire, England. Our central location with close airport links is paramount, enabling us to quickly deliver a first-class service to our extensive world-wide customers, who span many different industry sectors, including: food and beverage, water plants, plastics, dairy, air filtration, waste to energy, gasification, anaerobic digestion, material handling and packaged products.
My commitment to all our customers is that ‘we always make it happen’ and my desire is that ALS Controls is considered the industry benchmark for quality, price, technical capability, service and innovation.
I look forward to doing business with you.
Founder, Managing Director, Chief Engineer
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING.
“We are a long-standing customer and partner of ALS Controls. We’re near Pittsburgh, USA and they’re in the UK – but the distance really is no issue! In fact, it often works out a lot less to use them, even with international flights factored. They deliver the goods on time, install them efficiently and are very competitively priced. They’ve put remote access into the systems they provide us, so we can get tech support from them fast, rather than them having to jump on a plane every time.”
“One of the traits that I appreciated about Andrew was his willingness to look outside the box, not to increase his bottom line but to do what is needed to help the customer. Andrew has saved me money on other projects by just being honest and having oversight of the whole project, to get the best bang for our buck.”
“Simply put, they never let me down!”
*ALS Controls provides its solutions and services to some of the world’s largest blow moulders too – respecting their requests for anonymity due to commercial sensitivities, references from them can be obtained confidentially on request.
MEET THE TEAM.
Andrew is an Electronics Engineer by trade with more than 25 years’ industry experience. He started his apprenticeship with a leak tester manufacturer, following a short stint with the company during a school work experience week. He later moved on to work for US conveyor and packaging machinery manufacturer Ideas In Motion, where he stayed until 2002, leaving to set up ALS Controls.
Chris joined ALS Controls in April 2005. Over the years, Chris has been involved in a number of successful projects in the UK and across the globe and; likes nothing more than seeing customers automation expectations exceeded. Chris has a strong skill mix, which he continues to develop in: manufacturing, installation, commissioning, integration, software and management.
Daniel is responsible for mechanical design and manufacturing at ALS Controls, taking projects from concept through to installation. Daniel joined the company in October 2015, building on his extensive experience learnt across a variety of manufacturing industries. Daniel likes nothing more than to create something from nothing and thrives on each day offering a new challenge for him to find a solution to!
Joy joined ALS Controls in January 2012 and remains integral to the company’s smooth day-to-day operations. Joy turns her hand to most things administrative; from running the office, ordering goods, managing deliveries, through to; invoicing, accounts payable and banking. And, when she’s not doing all that, you’ll typically find her riding her horse or walking the dog!
Neil, having racked up 10 years’ experience, joined ALS Controls in August 2016 as Control Engineer, responsible for writing new, innovative control software as well as making enhancements to existing and old systems using programmes from the likes of Siemens and Allen Bradley. Neil loves the inevitable problems that innovative engineering projects present and working out the right solution.
Phill is ALS Controls’ longest standing employee, joining Andrew soon after the company’s inception in 2002. He is responsible for running efficient electrical and mechanical workshop operations, underpinned by his team of 6 staff. Phill’s 25+ years’ experience in the plastics/packaging industries enables him to help train and develop younger team members from raw apprentices to full engineers.