COMPANY HISTORY

In 1976, a group of control system engineers recognised a niche market in the advent of Programmable Logic Controller based fail safe technology, and this prompted them to acquire the HIMA Agency in South Africa.

Shortly after this, in 1989, the first HIMA Programmable Logic Controller Shutdown system was installed in South Africa. This was a major milestone as it was the first TÜV approved system installed in the country.

With the rapid growth of the process control client base, it became evident that a company re-organization was required to maintain the high-quality client service.

In 1994 Process Control and Integration (Pty) LTD was registered.

In 1997, Process Control and Integration became the official Recognised System Integration partner for the Rockwell Automation range of products.

2015 ushered in a new era in PC&I ownership and management. The company was acquired by the 4 most senior project engineers from within the company. This makes us a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier.

Today we continue to provide solutions for clients such as Sasol, Airports Company of South, OMNIA, Bidvest, Air Traffic Navigation Services, Actom, Eskom, Mondi, Sapref, Natref, Shell Chemicals, Afrox, OTMS, Exxaro and others.

COMPANY FACTS

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1976

Staro Controls (Pty) Ltd was founded, and was concerned primarily with panel construction
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1988 -1989

1988 - The HIMA Agency for South Africa and Namibia was acquired.

1989 - Staro Controls installs the first TÜV approved PLC based shutdown system in South Africa. It also was the first automated (programmable) ESD installed at Shell worldwide.

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1990 - 1998

1990 - Staro Process Control was registered which managed the HIMA agency.

1994 - Staro Process Control (Pty) LTD was reregistered as Process Control and Integration (Pty) Ltd. (PC&I)

1996 - Process Control and Integration became an official System Integration partner and Platinum Distributor for the Rockwell Automation range of products.

1997 - PC&I obtain the ISO 9001 accreditation

1998 - PC&I re-located to the current premises Northlands Business park Northriding, Gauteng

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2006 - 2015

2006 - PC&I re-located to the current premises Northlands Business park Northriding, Gauteng

2012 - PC&I has three TÜV certified Functional Safety Engineers.

2013 - Process Control and Integration became the official System Integrator for the Rockwell Automation System Product ICS Triplex (AAdvance). Safety automation system with SIL3 certification

2015 -Ushered in a new era in PC&I ownership and management. The company was acquired by the 4 most senior project engineers from within the company. This makes us a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier.

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Present

Today we continue to provide solutions for clients such as Sasol, Airports Company of South, OMNIA, Bidvest, Air Traffic Navigation Services, Actom, Eskom, Mondi, Sapref, Natref, Shell Chemicals, Afrox, OTMS, Exxaro and others.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

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Quality Policy

The Company’s management and employees are committed to creating and sustaining growth and profitability by meeting agreed client needs with world-class quality products and services. These products and services include process control, instrumentation and electric integration control equipment applicable in all the manufacturing and production industries of South Africa.

To meet this commitment, we shall:

  • Understand and agree client’s requirements in detail and measure our performance against these requirements.
  • Continually improve and upgrade our skill to ensure that we increase our ability to compete.
  • Create awareness for each person’s responsibility for quality.
  • At all times, supply to our clients the most costeffective technical and commercial service.
  • Implement and maintain an effective quality management system to support the process of continuous improvement.
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ISO 9001 Listing

Process Control and Integration has been registered with Quality Assurance Systems Ltd (QAS) to the quality management systems, standards and guidelines ISO 9001: 2000. The approved quality administration systems apply to the design, manufacture, supply and installation of process control systems.
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Enviromental Policy

The people of the Company will continually strive to improve the environmental standards, protecting the ground, water and air, and surrounding areas against contamination by any substances that could cause deterioration in standards. All contractors used by the Company will be considered as employees of the Company.

During the implementation of projects, the Company will build into the design or at least recommends to clients, issues that could cause deterioration in standards by:

  • UMethods to monitor the air, ground and water
  • Application of containment practices .
  • Application of codes of practice for all hazardous chemicals and substances
  • Good engineering standards on all present and future projects
  • Tri-annual revision of own work instructions .
  • Reporting of any incident considered to be an environmental risk
  • Carry out risk analysis to remove or minimize environmental risk