Company expands horizons in Kintore

PDC Systems, a leading provider of hazardous area electrical instrumentation to the international petrochemical industry, has moved to a new base in Kintore, where it is exporting 60% of its production.

Current markets are the USA, Middle East and Far East, but the company plans to open up markets in China and Australia in the coming months.



Richard and Pat Cowling in front of their new Kintore factory

“Over the past two years, the business has grown about 30% and we are very positive about the future,” says Richard Cowling, director and joint owner of PDC Systems, “especially now that we have purpose-built facilities and an expanded team in place.”

The new half-acre base on the Craigearn Business Park at Kintore has been built with environmental advice from SCARF and Scottish Government agencies. It represents an investment of £600,000 by the family business.

The move has resulted in six new jobs immediately and the business expects to create five more jobs by the middle of 2009.

PDC Systems, established in 1993 by Richard and Pat Cowling, specialises in hazardous area control systems for the petrochemical industry, for use both on and offshore.
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