RDS Technology Ltd, UK.

Company Contact Address:

Address: RDS Technology Ltd, Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 9BH, United Kingdom.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1453 733 300

Fax: +44 (0) 1453 733 311

E.mail address: info@rdstec.com

Website: http://www.rdstec.com

Company Profile

From its origins in the late 60's, when RDS pioneered the use of electronics for agriculture with the introduction of the grain loss monitor for combine harvesters, the Company has expanded its activities into many other sectors of mobile machinery. From those 'early days', the company has remained a part of the explosive growth in the application of electronics to mobile machinery. With modern day machines, it is increasingly the electronics which enables machinery manufacturers to differentiate their machines from their own competitors.

The Company supplies over 100 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) world-wide, as well as selling a standard retrofit product range through a network of specialist distributors in over 20 countries. As well as manufacturing staff, the Company has a large Engineering and Research and Development department responsible for product design maintenance and new product development. More than 10% of the Company's turnover is re-invested in Research and Development. Strong emphasis always being placed on practical, 'user friendly' solutions to customer requirements, rather than employing new technology just because it is available.

From being solely in the agricultural sector, the Company has also successfully diversified into the construction and municipal vehicle sector, where customer requirements are often similar. The Company manufacture a number of core products. By using different software, sensors and front panel overlays the Company can economically address a wide variety of customer requirements. Apart from a comprehensive range of instrumentation which includes everything from speed/area/distance meters to on-board weighing systems, the Company has established itself as one of the leading manufacturers of DGPS controlled Precision Farming systems. The company is also an active member of BSI AGE 31 and ISO/TC 23 standards committees and is investing in development of technology for ISO 11783 to ensure that should this standard become widely accepted, RDS products will be capable of being compatible.

RDS was founded in 1969 by Jim Brown, who gradually retired from the company during the 90's and who passed away in 2001. A strong and long established management team is in place to ensure that the Company will continue to go from strength to strength. RDS is a privately owned company employing a staff of 65 at its headquarters in the heart of the scenic Cotswold region of the UK.