Hazardous systems' specialist expands


PDC Systems, a leading provider of hazardous area electrical instrumentation to the international petrochemical industry, has moved to a new base in Kintore, Aberdeenshire. The new factory and yard are more than four times the size of the company’s previous premises in Inverurie.
Commenting on the expansion, Richard Cowling, director and joint owner of PDC Systems, said:
“The move to our new factory in Kintore comes at a time of continuing growth in the business. We are experiencing particular demand in export markets and now around 60% of our control systems are destined for the USA, The Middle East and Far East.
Richard and Pat Cowling PDC Systems
Richard and Pat Cowling in front of the new PDC Systems’ factory
“We are planning to move into the Chinese and Australian markets in the coming months. Over the past two years, the business has grown about 30% and we are very positive about the future, especially now that we have purpose-built facilities and an expanded team in place.
“Throughout the history of the business we have always placed great emphasis on maintaining our quality standards and building good relationships with our clients. It is these qualities, along with a focus on trust and integrity, that I believe will be key to business success in the difficult market conditions over the coming months.”
Richard Cowling PDC Systems
Richard Cowling with PDC Systems’ instrumentation bound for the Middle East
Located on a half-acre site on the Craigearn Business Park at Kintore, PDC Systems’ factory extends to 4,200 square feet. Built with environmental advice from SCARF and Scottish Government agencies, the new factory represents an investment of £600,000 by the family business.
The move has resulted in six new jobs immediately and the business expects to create five more jobs by the middle of 2009.
PDC Systems was established in 1993 by Richard and (Mrs) Pat Cowling. It specialises in hazardous area control systems for the petrochemical industry, for use both on and offshore. With a total workforce of 15 and an annual turnover of £2 million, the company also provides project management services in hazardous area equipment.
PDC Systems Ltd, Scarborough House, Craigearn Business Park, Morrison Way, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB51 0TH. Telephone +44 (0) 1467 633355 Fax +44 (0)1467 632440
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