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About Optimal

Established in 1987, Optimal Industrial Automation is a full-service provider of automation solutions and services, with experience in building, integrating and optimising manufacturing automation systems for challenging and highly regulated industries. We have extensive experience in working across diverse sectors, including food and beverage processing, chemical, pharmaceutical, life-science and other manufacturing industries as well as energy generation and storage.

Our business is focused on the application of high-quality industrial automation and maintaining long-term working relationships with our clients. As the demands being placed on manufacturers in relation to production costs, product quality and business sustainability are ever increasing; our primary aim is to deliver measurable improvements in all these target areas. To address these aspects, Optimal employs a large technical team qualified in software, electrical, electronic, vision and control hardware disciplines.


We are based in Westerleigh Business Park, Yate, near Bristol, where we operate from a modern, purpose-built facility that is strategically located near rail and road links. Combining offices and workshops, our premises support our clients and employees with excellent facilities. This space enables us to provide a complete in-house design and build capability covering all automation aspects.

Our sister company, Optimal Industrial Technologies, is the developer of the market-leading, PAT knowledge management solution, synTQ. As such, we are uniquely placed to support the implementation of PAT technology and have experience working with all aspects of a PAT system.

In 2022, Optimal was acquired by Bruker Biospin and then brought into the SciY platform of vendor agnostic software and automation solutions, alongside other partners. To learn more about SciY and the other products included within it, visit: www.SciY.com.

Company Ethos

Our Commitment to You
At Optimal, we pride ourselves on delivering outstanding service to all our customers, who are at the core of our business. We focus on meeting their evolving needs in an efficient and timely manner through solid research, best practice initiatives and focused investment.
Our continuing investment in software, hardware and staff training is a demonstration of our commitment to our customers, who can leverage these investments by utilising Optimal’s application packages that deliver tangible benefits enterprise-wide.

Our Values
We believe in building a sustainable business based on long-term relationships by:
• Providing a broad-ranging and responsive service using our vast experience in industrial automation.
• Working proactively alongside our clients from project conception to successful completion.
• Providing stable employment for our staff.
We care about people because:
• Our staff are people, our clients are people and the end users are people.
• Safety is paramount in everything we do.
• We embrace cultural diversity.
We value honesty, trust and mutual respect:
• Through openness and transparency.
We are committed, competent and capable:
• With our knowledgeable team of friendly people.
We take pride in the work that we do and the value that it adds to society.


We work with many companies from around the world and are proud of the cultural diversity within our organisation.

We have engineering and management staff who are fluent in many languages including:

• Albanian
• Farsi/Persian
• French
• German
• Gujarati
• Hindi
• Hungarian
• Mandarin
• Polish
• Portuguese
• Spanish


The Optimal Team