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A history of Performance

Experience and Resources

GPS has delivered more than 5000 projects over the last 40 years.

With origins in switchgear for building services, and a long history in water, we now serve a broad range of process operators and technology providers in sectors including renewable energy, rail and minerals.  

We have evolved over this time to become one of the few end-to-end control and automation businesses in the UK, with full in-house facilities for manufacturing and systems integration.

Based in Bristol, we are a highly experienced and long serving team.

Our values are based around the idea of ‘high performance’ which applies equally to products, processes and people. It’s an idea with solid foundations based on products performing to high standards in the field, and an excellent safety record.

Our Values

  • Safety, in all that we do
  • Excellent Engineering
  • Exemplary Service
  • Respect for people and the environment

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The Landmarks in our History

GPS has grown over 35 years to become a respected supplier in control solutions

Founded
1978

Start

GPS founded, specialising in control systems for building services industry

Water
1989

Water

First water industry contract awarded by Welsh Water

Diversification
1993

Diversification

Launch diversification programme, winning contracts over next five years with Network Rail, UK AEA, BAA and London Underground

mcc
1999

First

Install first intelligent MCC with Siemens Simocode for Wessex Water

Award
1999

Accreditation

ISO 9001

Framework
2001

Framework

Recognised for our expertise in water, first framework agreement awarded by Welsh Water, followed by Wessex in 2003 and Thames in 2008

Improvements
2003

Expansion

Major expansion of engineering and assembly facilities into new building

Invest
2008

Investment

Major investment in CNC technology and powder coating plant brings all steelwork-fabrication in house

Water
2011

Contract

Win first contract for Thames Water’s £140 million Beckton scheme, followed by Phase Two in 2012, and the Beckton and Crossness Advanced Digestion project in 2013

Certification
2012

Certification

80 kA ASTA added to test and accreditation portfolio

Contractor
2013

Best

Received ‘Best Contractor Award’ from Tamesis Joint Venture

Renewable Energy
2014

Renewable Energy

Establish presence in AD - anaerobic digestion sector

Renewable Energy
2015

G-Flex Modular

Launched G-Flex modular MCC.
2016 in full production.

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