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35 YEARS OF BESPOKE SYSTEMS BUILDING

Also known as Amber Programmable Design Ltd, APD has been designing, manufacturing and installing control systems with a high degree of technical complexity, for over 35 years.

 

We specialise in providing turnkey packages for customers in the UK and around the world.

APD'S STORY

1987

Based in a small premise in Eastriggs, south west Scotland Amber Electrical was founded by Elliot Graham and John Strong. Not just colleagues but friends, they started the journey specialising in industrial rather domestic electricals.

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PID logo 1990

1990

Elsewhere "Programmable Industrial Design Ltd" (PiD) founded by Jim Main opened its doors, specialising in sophisticated bespoke automation software.

1995

Amber Electrical quickly grew to be a recognised electrical panel builder, winning multiple national  awards including "Panel Builder of the Year" in 1995. During these years PiD had also grown & the two companies worked closely, complementing each others skills.

Amber Electrical Panel Builder of the Year certificate 1995
APD & Control Logo

1996

The two companies were getting a reputation for supplying turnkey systems that many competitors found too challenging. At the same time both had out-grown their premises. A new building was found to share, before realising the obvious unique business opportunity and in June 1996, the two companies merged & Amber Programmable Design (APD) was born. 

2006

Due to continued growth and numerous opportunities arising in the Oil & Gas industry, a second office was opened in Aberdeen.

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APD logo today

Today

Heading towards a 4th decade of innovation, the company continues to strive for new challenges in new sectors, applying the experience and collective knowledge gained to provide solutions to existing & new clients, right across the globe. 

The Future

The future is bright, but the future must be green. Without doubt, one of the most important sectors for all our future’s is how we can design, engineer & build systems to maximise the use of renewables, energy storage, geo-thermal, smart distribution systems & hydrogen. To that end APD has set up a new division with systems already designed and ready for launch to handle these critical applications.

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Challenge the norm, look to the future, innovate.

Our belief is that by doing this, not only does it secure the future of our company and its employees, it maximises our clients chances of doing the same, increasing safety, productivity and helping them to minimise their carbon footprint through efficiency & smart systems.

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CORE VALUES

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VALUE

Whatever you make, whatever you do, everyone wants maximum value for their investment. Providing a reliable, functional & future-proof solution is at the heart of everything we do.

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TRUST

With some major blue-chip clients still on our books after 30 years we have never walked away from a project & always delivered a working solution.

Trust APD to deliver.

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INNOVATION

More than a word, at APD it drives every decision we make. We don't do this 'just for the sake of it', it's driven by reason and based on sound engineering principles, providing tomorrow's solutions today.

 
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GET IN TOUCH

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Recruitment

We are constantly on the look-out for fresh talented individuals who are looking for a challenge and want to innovate. If that's you then get in touch. No agencies.