One of the largest independent control system integrators in the UK is expanding its Midlands office after consistent growth of new business.
Cougar Automation is expanding its Coventry-based office by a third and is looking to recruit four new members of staff after taking on a number of new projects.
The firm, which has six regional offices across England including its Coventry site at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley, is the UK's leading supplier of control system software and integration, having extensive experience of all major Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) platforms - as well as many specialist or niche programmable devices.
It specialises in the design, supply and commissioning of automation systems for organisations in the water, power and energy industries as well as the Food and Beverage sectors.
After completing projects for high-profile companies including Shanks Waste Management, Keir Energy, E.ON UK, Cadbury, Maloney Metalcraft and WSP, the Coventry office has now taken on a significant project for Severn Trent Water.
Dennis McDonald, Business Unit Leader at Cougar Automation in Binley, said: “We have had a number of big successes driving the growth of our office in Coventry and have received a lot of positive feedback from clients in relation to these high value jobs.”
Cougar Automation forms part of a joint venture company ‘Total Automation and Power’ (TAP) with Technical Control Systems Ltd who manufactures control panels, with the two firms providing a one stop shop for control system design, supply and installation.
This unique combination means that they offer the capacity and professionalism of a large contractor whilst also excelling in delivering the highest quality service, flexibility and responsiveness to client demands.
Dennis added: “Both Cougar Automation and TAP are best known within the water industry, where the majority of business comes from, although they are consistently breaking into other sectors.
“One of the major factors in moving to the Innovation Centre four years ago was the ability to take extra space, and it is now able to accommodate our growth, allowing us to expand our office space by a third.”
Penny Robb, centre manager at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley, said that the centre provides a good base for expanding businesses.
“Cougar Automation’s Midlands office has gone from strength to strength since moving to the Business Innovation Centre,” she said.
“It has been excellent to see the team win new business from high-profile companies and recruiting new staff to cope with the demand.
“Our flexible office space means that we are able to accommodate the firm’s growth and meet its needs. We look forward to continuing to work with Cougar Automation in the future.”