The Controls Sector offers a range of products - from interconnect solutions, to wire and cable, specialty fasteners, adhesives and automation solutions.

All Controls products come with value-add, such as technical support, repairs and servicing, customer convenience or product configuration. 

FY23 Revenue

£ 568.4 m

2022: £492.8m

International operations in

5 countries

Across UK, Europe and US


900 +

Executing our strategy across the Controls Sector

Our Controls businesses


Our Interconnect businesses supply electrical-mechanical solutions to customers in Defence, Energy, Medical and Automotive industries. They distribute high-performance interconnection products, as well as identification, protection and metal braided products. They deliver tailored solutions, responsive customer service and technical knowledge.

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UK Wire & Cable

Our UK Wire and Cable businesses supply cable management, identification and termination solutions to data centres, and rail, energy, marine and construction industries. They offer customers same-day despatch, excellent customer service, technical support and custom-made product and inventory solutions.

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Industrial Automation

Our Industrial Automation business delivers machine uptime, through specialist repair, servicing and refurbishment of industrial automation equipment for customers in machine shops, metalworking and manufacturing industries. Customers benefit from minimised downtime, technical support and asset life extension. 

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Specialty Fasteners

Our Specialty Fasteners business supplies a range of high-quality fasteners, inserts and components to customers in industries with highly technically demanding applications and environments, including Aerospace, Motorsport and Defence. They work closely with customers to deliver bespoke, value-add solutions, such as in-house assembly, design, technical expertise, bespoke kitting, inspection and automatic inventory replenishment. 

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Specialty Adhesives

Our Specialty Adhesives business distributes industrial adhesives, sealants, tapes and o-rings to customers in Automotive, Electronics, Aerospace, Defence and other manufacturing industries. Value-add services include repacking to meet customer specific requirements, stock and supply chain management, kitting, deep technical support, and innovative sealing solutions.

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Windy City Wire

Windy City Wire supplies innovative low-voltage wire and cable management solutions that save integrators time and money on projects - from concept to completion. Windy City Wire delivers its proprietary value add solutions - SmartWire cables, RackPack cartons and transportation devices, and SmartKits - with outstanding customer service.

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Windy City Wire

Delivering growth for the long term