Graham Lee - iconsys

2022-06-21 3 min read

Graham Lee - iconsys

Q. Please can you give me an overview of your business and how it was founded?

A. Iconsys was formed in 1987 by Trevor and Nick Darrall, who are father and son. The business was primarily in the metals sector, providing software, drives and control panels. Meeting the stringent requirements of this sector, the company expanded on this successful relationship and has been a leading UK automation solutions provider and systems integrator for many market sectors. Well-established and highly respected, we combine innovative technologies with extensive industry knowledge and experience, supporting clients throughout the asset lifecycle to enhance the performance of their business.

Q. What are your main products and services?

A. We work closely with clients from a wide range of industries, designing and delivering world-class cutting-edge solutions to improve efficiency and profitability. With the use of leading technologies, we work to create a digital twin of the systems we provide to help bring the client’s team on board and allow them to share this information with the projects team so that the implementation of a solution is successful.

Q. What is the main innovation you bring to the market?

A. Working closely with many sectors, our wealth of experience and knowledge as a team helps us across a variety of projects to deliver innovative solutions that are unique and bespoke for our clients.

We work closely with clients from a wide range of industries, designing and delivering world-class cutting-edge solutions to improve efficiency and profitability.

Q. What is the greatest challenge that the company has overcome?

A. One of the biggest challenges is maintaining the engineered solution in line with the ever-changing legislation landscape. Working with cutting-edge technology means we are at the forefront of implementing these innovative solutions. We are setting the path for others to follow and therefore we need to have constant reviews of the equipment we use as part of our solution offering.

Q. How do your products and services tie into the growing use of automation in the industry?

A. Being an independent automation solution provider allows us to be flexible with the solutions we offer. One of our core software solutions, AMR Connect™, is for the management and tracking of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), which allows us to bridge the gap between the OT and IT for our end users.