Baku Maintenance Works

Baku Maintenance Works

Elite Controls are happy to announce the completion of several maintenance activities for a large oil and gas conglomerate on an oilfield platform located in the Caspian Sea.

The platform is approximately 120km east of the Azerbaijan capital Baku, and has been in operation since 1997, requiring routine maintenance in its outage periods.

The maintenance work involved replacing & testing faulty high-integrity control modules on the platform for the fire and gas safety system. In addition, a survey of the system’s power supplies, processors and Ethernet network were also carried out. These investigations will allow Elite to provide recommendations for further maintenance and modifications to be carried out in a larger scale platform outage planned for 2021.

We’re glad to offer our continued assistance to our clients internationally, even more so in those troubled times!


Robert Leyden joins Elite Controls as the new Key Accounts Manager

Robert Leyden joins Elite Controls as the new Key Accounts Manager

Elite Control Systems in Livingston are delighted to announce that Robert Leyden has joined the Team as our new Key Accounts Manager.

With nearly 35 years experience in Engineering Sales, Account Management and Business Development, Robert’s previous employment includes several major global companies within his portfolio.

Speaking of his appointment; Bill Grant, Elite’s CEO said “2021 already looks like it will be an incredibly exciting time for us at Elite with many new projects starting. We are very lucky to secure someone of Robert’s caliber and he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our growing team. All the team are really looking forward to working with Robert – onwards and upwards!

Welcome to the team, Robert!


Here to help & Still open for business

Following the most recent changes announced in January 2021 by the Scottish Government and the new Tier-4 Lockdown instructions we wanted to update you on what this means in terms of our support and services offered to all our clients. 

After carefully reviewing our own safety operating procedures we confirm that; 

  • Being a critical supplier of support for many major industries, we are still available and providing 24 x7 x 365 help to all our clients on support contracts 
  • If you do not have a support contract, then contact us and we will work with you to put in place a support arrangement to at least help you through this latest lockdown challenge 
  • Our engineers are also still available and working on new system projects 
  • We can also help provide you with remote access support and ensure that the current situation does not expose you to increased or new Cyber threats and breakdowns. 
  • In keeping with guidance, our company and team are strictly adhering to all best practice guidelines and importantly, we have put additional measures for staff and client safety during this challenging period. The safety of our staff and those we work with is of the utmost importance to us. 

Client support – Elite support many clients across the UK in the Energy, Food & Beveridge, Manufacturing, Chemical and Oil and Gas sectors.  Many of these are classified as critical infrastructure and consequently these sectors, like Elite Engineering & Support are still working and here to help. 

If you would like help in exploring or readying your operation for remote working, securing operations whilst remote working or, need a Cyber risk assessment please contact us: 

 +44(01506 597900 email

We look forward to your continued support 

Thank you 

New Vacancy – Support Engineer

An exciting Support Engineer Opportunity at Elite Controls!

We are a leading provider of automation, control, and associated Systems Integration services. Our award-winning team, work across a broad range of UK and International manufacturing and process industries designing, building, and supporting control systems for some of the world’s best-known brands.

We are looking for a new Support Engineer who has a proven approach to fault finding and quality minded customer service, familiar with a wide variety of PLC and SCADA/HMI platforms (Rockwell, Siemens, iFix, Wonderware).

For more information, visit

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Elite Team Briefing

Elite Team Briefing

Friday saw another Elite online team briefing making sure that everyone remains safe in our COVID times. A good update and feedback session was held with respect to our 100 day plan and, Bill Grant our CEO also shared the plan for the next 100 days.

Great to also see our “Baku Boys” join us live from the middle of the Caspian Sea! – The wonders of modern technology in action!

Thank you everyone for all your help and support and, most importantly stay safe!