About us

Our Story

IDC opened for business in 2003 to support customers with intralogistics and warehousing operations in UK and Europe. The engineering, Management and IT team have a broad range of skills including electrical and electronic design engineers, PLC controls, database and software developers. The team is supported by project managers with an in-depth knowledge of intralogistics and warehouse operations to advise customers on automation and WMS solutions.

Our solutions are based on standard software and hardware components that can be customised to meet the client’s requirements.

    • UKAS Management Systems
    • Cyber Essentials
    • Microsoft NET Framework

Our Quality Statement

Our tech support helping customers

“Intelligent Distributed Controls Limited is committed to continued growth, the continual improvement of our Quality Management System and in satisfying applicable requirements including statutory and regulatory. We are committed to achieving ISO9001:2015 through co-operation and effective collaboration with all of our interested parties. Quality objectives will be set to support this policy and changes to processes will be reviewed at the Quarterly Management Review meetings. Intelligent Distributed Controls Limited is committed to enhancing customer satisfaction through the effective application of our Quality Management System”.

Our policy is to retain all knowledge and expertise in-house, ensuring we can support our customers without recourse to 3rd party suppliers and subcontractors. For customers with critical business systems, we offer a range of tailored support contracts from office hours telephone support to 24 x 7 engineer on standby for reassurance we are always available on the rare occasion you may need it.

Our offices are centrally located in the midlands, on the outskirts of Derby. We have longstanding links with Loughborough & Derby Universities and have undertaken several R&D Projects together. Several of our engineers graduated from Derby University and now hold key positions within the company.

Research & Development

Our business approach from the start has been to continually seek to improve and develop our products and solutions in partnership with Loughborough and Derby University, having worked on several R&D projects which have been supported through the Technology Strategy Board and iNET. These include asset tracking, energy management and IOT wireless networks. If you would like more information on these projects please call.

  • Innovate UK
  • Loughborough University
  • Our awards and certificates

Potted history of IDC Projects

2003 Smart Award for Product Development

2003 ISO9001:2000 QA Accreditation

2004 New Refrigeration Plant Controls for Christian Salvesen, Bellshill, Scotland

2004 Healthcare Automated Picking System, Coloplast, UK

2005 Upgrade to Matthews Slide Shoe Sorters Toys, R Us, Coventry

2005 WCS and 250 Conveyor Drive Controls for H&M Poland

2005 Asset Tracking, Astra Zeneca, UK

2006 Simplitrak RFID High value items tracking projects Burberry, USA and UK

2006 Overhead Hanging Garment System, Gruppo Coine, Rome

2007 Mobile Fleet Management Solution, TIS, UK

2007 R&D Award for Distributed Control System Development

2007 Parts Tracking System and Progress Screens, Toyota, Derby

2008 Wireless Digital Picking System, Toyota Derby

2008 Conveyor Controls System, Prime Cargo, Denmark

2009 R&D Award for Wireless Product Development for “Internet of Things”

2010 Sorter Controls Upgrade, Toys R Us, Southern Germany

2011 Sorter Controls Upgrade, Toys R Us, Northern Germany

2011 Sorter Controls Upgrade, Nomeco, Denmark

2012 Conveyor Controls and WCS, Prime Cargo, Denmark

2013 Warehouse Management System, Boots Aliance Nottingham

2013 Parts Management System, Birmingham City Hospital

2014 120 Chute Cross Belt Sortation System, TGW , Amazon Rugeley

2014 Digital Picking Systems, Toyota Derby

2015 IDC Simplitrak Warehouse Management System for JLR

2015 EFulfiment Integration, VGroup, UK

2016 140 Chute Interroll Cross Belt Sortation System, BS Handling, ASOS Barnsley

2016 JLR ASRS High-bay Warehouse Management System

2017 EFulfiment Integration, Better World Books, Scotland

2017 300 Chute Interroll Cross Belt Sorter Controls, TGW, Bol.com, Holland

2018 ISO9001:2015 Compliance

2018 Tilt Tray Sorter Controls Upgrade, Otto, Bradford

2018 EFuilfilment WCS & Automation, AMH, Wilko

2018 EFulfiment WCS & Automation, CSL City Electrical Factors

2018 Simplitrak WMS Multiple Warehouse Operations, JLR, Solihull