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Safety First.

IDEM Safety Switches based in Wigan in the North West of England are the UK’s largest manufacturer of machine safety…

Safety First

14th March 2017


IDEM Safety Switches based in Wigan in the North West of England are the UK’s largest manufacturer of machine safety switches. Since the formation of the company in 2003 they have grown rapidly by continually investing in technology and utilising the experience of their talented workforce. This philosophy has resulted in IDEM now being proud to also manufacture the world’s largest range of stainless steel 316 safety switches. These are used throughout the world in areas where hygiene is uppermost such as food manufacture and processing, pharmaceuticals and petro-chemical industries.

The owner of the business, Medi , was originally employed by EJA/Guardmaster where he set up the Research and Development department and managed the engineering team. Following a buyout he subsequently became Technical Director of Rockwell Automation. The decision by Rockwell Automation to move Guardmaster production away from the UK prompted Medi to resign his position and establish IDEM Safety Switches and continue the tradition of UK manufacturing with the design and development of the Next Generation of Safety Switches here in the UK.

From day one initially working from a small unit in Leigh, Lancashire the company has
gone from strength to strength and is now one of the foremost companies in machine safety switch manufacture in the world. Today, from their modern 47,000 sq. foot production facility IDEM currently export over 95% of the goods they manufacture to all four corners of the world. Over 60% of the current workforce were former employees of Rockwell Automation.
In addition to selling under the IDEM brand via a network of international distributors their ingenuity and quality is also evident in many products that they “brand label” for some of the biggest companies in machine safety in the world.

From their manufacturing and design base in Wigan, IDEM develop and manufacture their extensive product range and through innovation and engineering design and excellence continue to bring to the market new products each and every year. The range continues to grow along with their customer base that is expanding at the same time.

As a technology company IDEM’s Research and Development efforts are focussed on producing the finest products by fostering innovation and ingenuity whilst maintaining compliance with the latest standards and approvals. This expertise within this market has resulted in numerous inventions

– providing ideal solutions for the human-machine environment protecting both individuals and machinery.

IDEM’s product portfolio confirms them as the leading developer of machine safety interlocks by employing the best minds in the business and extensive investment in R&D to provide the “Next Generation” of safety switches and devices.

IDEM are extremely proud to manufacture in the UK and our policy is to ensure World Class Products to support all industry sector customers. Our belief is that “Made in the UK” is still a byword for quality and is respected throughout the industrialised world.

Company: IDEM Safety Switches Limited Email: [email protected] Website: Address: 2 Ormside Close, Hindley Industrial Estate, Hindley Green, Wigan WN2 4HR, United Kingdom Telephone: 01942 257070

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