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Double R Controls was founded in 1980. The company initially manufactured equipment for companies such as ICI and Control Data Wales in the field of infrared heating equipment and computer tape certifying. In both cases the products were extremely successful and the Reflective Marker Applicator developed for computer tape industry was a first and up to that date no equivalent equipment was available.

By 1982 we were heavily involved in the computer tape manufacturing industry and in conjunction with one of Europe's leading slitting machine manufacturers we developed an in-line computer tape certifier. This equipment was a major advance in magnetic tape certification technology.

By 1985 it was decided to expand our product range to include rewinding equipment for the packaging industry.

In 1990 we decided to expand our rewinding range to include spooling / traverse winding equipment using conventional technologies. This was originally developed for the computer tape industry as it was not good practice to vacuum extract from a clean room environment. It was soon realised that the spooling equipment gave enormous benefits to the user and, therefore, by 1992 we had developed an innovative and unique system for spooling. It was recognised throughout the world that our principle of spooling was not just novel and technically advanced but in practice provided facilities no other equipment could.

In 1992 the Queen's Award for Technology was awarded to us for our involvement in magnetic media certification. In 1993 and 1994 we were successful in winning the UK's Electrical Review Industry Award for innovation and the application of our infrared range of equipment. These awards are given for the contribution to the innovation and development of infrared equipment and the application of the infrared equipment in industrial processes.

We supply equipment worldwide and have an excellent reputation with our customers for supplying both value for money and technically advanced equipment. It is our policy to continually upgrade the equipment we manufacture to introduce new technologies as soon as it is commercially viable.

In 2005 we expanded our company by acquiring a slitting machine manufacturer, Converting Solutions, and we now have the company Double R Consol as part of the Double R group. Double R Consol produces a wide range of slitting and special purpose converting machines which dramatically expands our portfolio of products. All the equipment is manufactured from our modern premises in Heywood, Lancashire, England.

Throughout 2018 and 2019, the group underwent major restructuring and market realignment and now provides consultancy services to legacy customers via Double R Consulting Limited.

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