Operating from sites in Farnborough, Hampshire and Rushden, Northamptonshire, UK Inspections Systems Ltd offers foreign body detection and weighing equipment expertise, sales and engineering support to customers in the food industry.
Having worked in both the food manufacturing industry as a maintenance engineer, and as an assembler and field engineer for two of the very well-known metal detection companies, our Managing Director, Roy Hammond, embarked on a business venture of his own. Working alone for a number of years, building his knowledge and experience, he finally took a leap of faith and established UK Inspection Systems as a Limited Company in July 2009.
When the Company was formed Roy was working from a rented section of a barn on a farm near Windsor, employing one other engineer, who is still with the Company today, and had twelve customers on the books.
Right from the start, the Company has seen steady growth, accumulating more and more customers as time went by, which has required more employees to manage the work. In 2014, Roy was joined by his brother Paul Hammond, who took on the role of Director of Operations. Paul’s career started in heavy diesel and hydraulic engineering, moving on to vehicle component manufacturing and product development, and finally moving into the public sector for 15 years before joining the Company.
In 2017, UK Inspection Systems acquired a company that possessed manufacturing capability and expertise; although our core business was in service, we had an intense ambition to build our own products. The acquisition allowed us to push forward with our plans to become a manufacturer, which we now do from our plant in Rushden.
Innovative Product Development
As an innovator, Roy is always seeking out the next project which has led to a steady stream of new product or service ideas appearing on the drawing board. Some end up in the bin, some have been around for years, and some turned out to be gems.
The company now has a range of products including the Fortis and Parvis metal detector families, the Aegis and Aegis+ checkweigher and combination systems and non-automatic weighing equipment (NAWI). These are designed to take the pain out of use, maintenance and repair.
UK Inspection Systems also has a long association as a partner with Minebea-Intec (formerly known as Sartorius), which has allowed us to offer a wider range of products to our customers. We have been supplying their Synus, Cosynus and Dymond X-ray inspection equipment successfully for the last ten years.
Operating an ISO9001:2015 quality management system, the Company strives to deliver a quality product and a high level of customer service and satisfaction, learning from mistakes and improving constantly.
Well known for our expertise and rigour when it comes to food safety, UK Inspection Systems provides on-site consultancy service for foreign body detection and weighing and has been called upon to carry out a number of high-profile investigations into serious contamination incidents. Our expertise was also enlisted to assist one of the major retailers with writing their most recent Foreign Body Prevention Code of Practice.
Today, the Company is located at sites in Farnborough and Rushden with 17 employees and just short of 500 customers on the books. Farnborough houses the head office management team, sales & marketing and service teams, Training Academy and showroom, while Rushden accommodates the manufacturing operation and spare parts team.
The journey continues…
2009: Fortis (Metal Detector)
A stand-alone metal detection system that delivers highly effective detection with simple operation, clean down and maintenance. The system is available in both ‘alarm and stop’ and fully retail compliant variants.
2018: Aegis (Checkweigher)
A compact stand-alone check weighing system that has been designed to reduce downtime and costs over its lifetime, with uncomplicated operation, easy clean down and effortless maintenance.
2018: Aegis+ (Combination)
A check weigher metal detector combination system that combines all of the unique features of the Aegis with the tried and tested detection and robust operation of the Fortress Technology search head.
2021: Parvis (Metal Detector)
The Parvis (Compact) Metal Detector has been developed to deliver state of the art metal detection capability at an affordable purchase price and to continue delivering low cost of ownership throughout its working life.
Unit 15, Hercules Way
Farnborough Aerospace Centre
Hampshire GU14 6UU
Tel: 01252 510565
Units 5 & 6
Northants NN10 6BP