1993 – Fletcher Bickerton (Northern) was bought from the group by the then MD David Griffin.
1997 – Following rapid expansion, Northern Drives & Controls was formed as a division of FBNL in Manchester to service the emerging electronic and automation repair market.
1999 – FBNL changed its name to CPM (Complete Plant Maintenance Engineering Ltd).
This was part of the original ‘buy out’ agreement and the name better described the company’s main activities which now included a range of plant maintenance capabilities from more traditional repair work to on-site services, customer care programmes, condition based monitoring, stores management and asset management programmes.
In 1999 Northern Drives & Controls outgrew its facility at Barton Dock Road and was relocated to a dedicated 6,000 sq ft electronics laboratory facility in Trafford Park, Manchester. Over this short time the company had grown its customer base substantially and become known as a reliable repairer of industrial electronic equipment from a wide range of different manufacturers.
Further that year the company also acquired McCall’s Electronics Company of Whitchurch Hampshire and renamed it NDC to service the electronics and automation market in the southeast.
2003 – NDC added another Customer Service Centre from a green field site in Nottingham. Together, these three strategically located sites ensured NDC could now offer a complete nation-wide service.
2004 – Due to increased growth NDC South East relocated to a dedicated 3,000 sq ft site in Slough. This allowed the company to offer a greater range of services to customers including 24 hour rapid response and the ability through advanced new equipment, to fully functionally test more electronic equipment.
2005 – CPM and NDC continue to develop and monitor service levels through a unique and rigorous customer excellence programme. Due to continued expansion NDC are also looking to recruit several key positions in technical and sales management positions. Please see our recruitment page for details.
2007 – In 2007 our Southern Service Centre relocated to larger premises within the Slough Trading Estate, facilitating increased production and accommodating additional function testing cells.
2011 – NDC opened its ServoLab in Manchester to support an increasing number of customers for the complete support for their servo and spindle motors. NDC ServoLab provides OEM quality repair of all makes and models of Servo Motors.