A leading British designer and manufacturer of machine guard safety systems, Mechan Controls specializes in the production of non-contact safety switches. It operates throughout the world, providing its customers with durable, cost-effective safety switches that have proven their reliability in some of industry’s harshest, most demanding environments.

Mechan Controls was established in Skelmersdale, Lancashire in 1972 by Jim Withington. Joined by Ronald Knowles when the company merged with Rondor Controls, Mechan became the leading manufacturer of electronic safety switches for machine guarding.

A management buy out / buy in brought together Wilf Boardman, a technical team from Guardmaster and the original management team. The plan was to widen the product port folio and provide a better, more focussed support to users in the growing and ever more complex area of machine safety...

In 2015, Mechan Controls PLC was listed for sale to make way for new management to develop and grow the company. 

Mabruk Farrah, Technical Director at Mechan Controls bidded to purchase the company with the ambition to grow Mechan beyond its current capabilities. With the acceptance of his offer in 2017, Mechan Controls once again became a limited company and begins its new journey into the ever changing world of machine safety.