MCS Control Systems will Be Exhibiting at our First Live Virtual Expo

In response to the global Covid-19 crisis, Made in Group was forced to cancel their annual manufacturing exhibition and will now hold the industry’s first virtual exhibition of its kind. Beginning on August 17th, MCS Control Systems will be participating in this 2-week long “Digital Business Festival”, featuring over 30 events and aiming to feature 5,000 delegates.


This Digital Business Festival aims to keep industry connected and help manufacturers collaborate, share best practice, and promote British manufacturing. This will include: Webinars, Conferencing, Round Table Discussions, Networking, Virtual Expo Hall, Digital Mastermind Groups, and a Backing Britain book with a gift.


MCS Control Systems Ltd, based in Coventry, was formed in 1975 to provide quality system integration solutions to a wide range of industries and utilities. As one the UK’s leading independent system integrators MCS provides Industrial Control & Automation and Business System Integration solutions.


MCS’s Business Development Manager, Sam Thiara said, “It’s important to have a strong national supply chain so that we can deal with the crisis we have just seen and any event that aims to secure localisation of supply chains can only be a good thing. Our business proudly manufactures in Coventry and supply our products and services across the UK and overseas.


Manufacturers continue to face tough challenges with increased competition, a need to reduce operational costs and improve overall business performance. With additional business pressures in the face of mandatory legislation to reduce CO2 emissions, a holistic approach is needed to help address these challenges.


MCS is well placed to support businesses looking to improve energy efficiency, improve plant & equipment reliability, optimise production, minimise safety incidents and maximise productivity. Aligning Continuous Improvement with a robust Digital Transformation strategy, MCS goes further to help Manufacturers unlock additional capability within their operations.”


The exhibition already has more than 200 exhibitors confirmed with an expected attendance of up to 5,000 delegates. We welcome the opportunity to virtually connect with you on the day and have extended the invitation to the wider supply chain to attend this event. Click here to book your tickets.





Sam Thiara (MEng)

Business Development Manager, Digital Manufacturing Solutions

MCS Control Systems Ltd

Tel: 07592 588 661

Tribute to Stewart Foster


MCS Control Systems would like to pay tribute to Stewart Foster, who sadly passed away on June the 27th after battling cancer for the last 2 years. Stewart’s role was that of Sales Director and in the 24 years that Stewart worked for the company, he was instrumental in building MCS from a 3-million-pound turnover company to the 12 million it turns over today.

Stewart’s expertise in Frameworks and customer relations was second to none. He was full of character, charm, and he was also the centre point of any technical discussions. Stewart will be sadly missed by all those who knew him, and he can never be replaced, he was a jewel in sales. Our hearts go out to Anna and Charlie who have had cut short the future fun and mischief that Stewart would have enlightened each day with.

From all at MCS it was a sad day when Stewart left this earth and we know that God will have his hands full now. Bless you Stewart.


The family have requested that any Donations be sent to St Richards Hospice, Worcester

Strategic Leadership Changes

There has been some exciting developments with changes to the strategic leadership change;

Kevin Parsons has been promoted from Framework Director to Interim Managing Director

Dave Hill has been promoted from Production Manager to Operations Director

Emma Carr has been promoted from Contracts Manager to Senior Contracts Manager

Jubail CSat sign off

Jubail’s  cSAT documents were signed off yesterday upon a successful completion of the plant control site tests.

Thank you for all your support to get this critical milestone over the line. Really appreciated.

It was a long journey to get to this point but we did and that is what matter. We couldn’t have done it without your support, your dedication, professionalism and a great team work.

We used an untested model to commission the plant remotely without a software commissioning engineer on site, in the most difficult environment to get access to site for people and indeed for tools and basic equipment like camera, mobile phone or computer.

Hope this can work as template to be used in many more schemes to come in remote places.

Well done to all involved.

Best regards                                                                        

Riccardo Caprino



Ice Cream Making Machine rectification work

Ice Cream Making Machine

Ice Cream Making Machine

Ice Cream Making Machine rectification work


MCS were asked to do some rectification work for Fincher Ltd. on a Tetra Pak Ice Cream making machine. The machine had been brought back from Italy with the electrical/ control systems modified  to incorporate it into the customer’s process. Fincher needed the machine urgently returned to its original condition for resale onto another customer in Belgium. MCS returned the machine wiring back to it’s original condition as supplied by the OEM, tested it, and rectified faults with the help of Fincher within 3 working days(including a Saturday). Special thanks to Dave, Warren and Kev. for a quick machine turn around.

MCS started the work late on Friday, and returned it to Fincher Tuesday afternoon, and it was driven to the Belgian customer on Wednesday.