Case Studies: A highly refreshing team approach.

If you’ve not worked with Denca before, we think you’ll find our ‘team approach’ to be highly refreshing.

Working with clients of all sizes, we deliver imaginative, value-for-money, control system and process automation solutions that make a positive impact on production performance.

Click on the following case studies to discover the Denca approach.

Real world growth of integrated process data comms

Denca installed its very first Business Energy Management System in 2014. Since then, we have seen an increase in both interest and project commitments from our customers. This trend looks set to continue as more and more manufacturers recognise the … Continue reading

Safe Installation in ATEX-certified combustible dust zone

Our Client Our client is a specialist manufacturer of pigments. Consequently, managing dust and fine powders is a day-to-day requirement. The Issue A mixer was installed on-site in an area that had been designated a combustible dust risk zone under ATEX/DSEAR regulations. A … Continue reading

Documentation is key to major Healthcare Project

For automated production controls within a Pharmaceutical, Healthcare or Lifesciences plant, the availability of accurate, regulatory compliant documentation, written to ISPE GAMP 5 (Good Automated Manufacturing Processes) standards,  drives the whole project.  Denca has recently completed a large project for … Continue reading

Project Design in Practice

A Challenging Environment Denca’s UK-based customer has a facility in West Africa that processes cereals.  They needed to upgrade the electrical controls systems for a series of conveyors that transport the cereal around the plant to different processing stations.  Denca’s … Continue reading

Driving Productivity and Process Efficiency

Denca gets involved in a wide spectrum of work and it is interesting to see how evolving demands faced by businesses develop trends in the projects we undertake across the manufacturing sector. Although energy efficiency and sustainability have always been … Continue reading

Annual calibration keeps the planes fuelled up

When travelling through an airport, have you ever stopped to think about how the thousands of litres of fuel are delivered to the aircraft, all day, every day, like clockwork? The key is a nationwide network of fuel transport pipelines … Continue reading

New flexo printing plate mounter control for J M Heaford

Denca Controls customer JM Heaford is a company that shares our own values. The Cheshire-based printing industry manufacturer has clients on six continents and an international reputation for combining top-level performance with a flexible, innovative approach – the same mix … Continue reading

Joining up the data islands – Knowledge is power

Sometimes a client turns to Denca in search of the best solution to an obvious problem – but that isn’t always the case. When we were approached by a renowned continuous strand glass fibre manufacturer, there was nothing specific that … Continue reading

Hi-spec control panel for the Nuclear Sector? – No problem

Design, manufacture and installation of control panels has been a core activity at Denca Controls for many years. As the business has grown over recent years, the size and nature of projects we undertake has expanded, and this growth has … Continue reading

Major redevelopment of world-leading pharma facility

When the Scottish subsidiary of global pharmaceutical giant decided the time was right for a multi-million pound redevelopment of the manufacturing area in its Dundee facility, it chose Denca to deliver the transformation of its system. Investment in the future As … Continue reading

Denca provides protection against security threat

On 8th April, after 12 years, Microsoft pulled the plug on its support for Windows XP, leaving companies still reliant on the system exposed. Microsoft, along with its hardware and software partners, felt the time had come to divert resources … Continue reading

Duerrs asks Denca for Automation Support

Denca was again asked to support a major upgrade to the Jam Cooking Facility at Duerr’s in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester. Duerr’s are the oldest family-owned jam maker in England and so a state-of-the-art upgrade for their preservatives manufacturing was planned. For … Continue reading

Denca’s ATEX documentation impresses . . .

Denca recently carried out an instrument & electrical installation project for a national Oil supply company. The nature of the fuels involved meant the area of the project was classified by the customer as hazardous and given a Zones 1 … Continue reading

Load cell calibrations to ensure regulatory compliance

This month we are at one of our regular customers to carry out their UKAS traceable calibrations. It is a pharmaceutical facility so compliance with regulatory body requirements from the MHRA or FDA is mandatory. Denca’s calibration services address a … Continue reading

Growing demand for ATEX design & inspection

Denca has seen a growing interest from customers in our ATEX design and inspection capabilities. A recent example was the request by a Liverpool based chemical company to carry out complete site compliance checks.One of Denca’s engineers was based on … Continue reading

Solution to Flood Risk for Environment Agency Wales

Denca has been commissioned to replace the Flood Management control system at Llandudno Junction by Environment Agency Wales (EAW). The area is defined as “an area of moderate or high flood risk where flood risk is already being effectively managed … Continue reading


On behalf of its client Tracoinsa, automation control system specialist Denca of Widnes,
Cheshire, has been called upon to assist the leading supplier of mass-produced assembled
components for the automotive industry, Continue reading


Denca  is delighted to have been awarded the prestigious E&I controls contract for the new IPB2 facility designed by  T Squared, the UK’s leading complete laboratory and cleanroom specialist, for its end user SAFC, world leader in biochemical and organic … Continue reading

Denca Helps Peanut Butter Run Smoothly for Duerr’s

Denca has completed the automation of the control system for Duerr’s new peanut butter facility in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester. Having been manufacturing peanut butter at its original Old Trafford site for almost thirty years, Duerr’s had found that a number … Continue reading

Premier Contractor Continues to Impress at AES Ballylumford

Having been appointed as contractor of choice for all control systems operations at the AES Ballylumford gas-fired electricity power station in Northern Ireland, Denca Controls Ltd. has continued at the forefront of the company’s upgrade agenda. The selection of Denca … Continue reading

Denca’s expertise is chosen for Rio de Janeiro control systems project

Denca have been awarded a significant project in Brazil that is centred around control systems installation, implementation and software development. Cheshire-based Denca will use equipment from world-leading drive and control company, Bosch Rexroth AG. The installation is currently taking place … Continue reading

Denca Secures Major Control Systems Contract with Endress+Hauser

Denca have secured a major project with leading complete energy management solutions company Endress+Hauser that will take place at United Utilities’ Mersey Valley Processing Centre, Shell Green. Forming part of a £90 million contract to be handled by joint contactors … Continue reading

Denca’s expertise helps United Utilities deliver the highest quality drinking water

Only a handful of people driving past United Utilities’ Wybersley Water Treatment Works in High Lane, Cheshire, will even hazard a guess as to the significant role this state-of-the-art process plant plays in producing safe, clean drinking water for the … Continue reading

Denca’s ‘liquid blending expertise’ secures major contract with Rockline Industries

Rockline Industries, the global leaders in wet-wipe products, have appointed Denca to complete a significant installation project at their Redditch UK plant. Having previously been involved in the successful installation of a sophisticated batch-blending system at the Redditch operation, Denca … Continue reading

Mentholatum breathes easier with Denca PLC

Denca are to work in association with Thermal Transfer, the leading UK provider of turnkey design and build solutions for the pharmaceuticals industry, to complete a significant project for healthcare products company, Mentholatum. Involving the creation of a new manufacturing … Continue reading

Denca creates PLC ‘recipe for success’ at Duerrs

Denca have installed the PLC solution for Duerr’s new jam cooking plant in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Working closely with F. Duerr & Sons Ltd., to develop a system that fully met all operating requirements, Denca created a solution that provides enhanced … Continue reading

Denca appoints Technical Services Manager

Denca have appointed Tony Murray, 57, as Technical Services Manager. Tony was previously employed as Site Electrical Engineer, with responsibility for calibration, at Colgate Palmolive, Trafford Park. He will use his considerable expertise surrounding manufacturing systems, HV distribution networks, control … Continue reading