May Highlights at Elite Engineering

May Highlights at Elite Engineering


May has been an action-packed month at Elite! As we approach the end of May and nearing the finish line for the Love to Ride Challenge, we’re thrilled to announce our current standings.


Current Standings:


1st Place in the Engineering and Manufacturing Category for West Lothian,


2nd Place in the Engineering and Manufacturing Category across the entire UK.


With just a few days left to rack in the points, we are sure that our Elite Cycle Warriors will be giving it their all to cross the finish line and secure the top spots. Keep pedalling team!


Annual BBQ Highlights:


Last week, we enjoyed some rare sunny weather and held our annual BBQ. The team had a great time cycling at lunchtime, followed by delicious food and fun in the office backyard. Which is a great way for the team to enjoy each other’s company prior to the summer holidays season starting. A big shoutout to our amazing chefs who organised and cooked for us – you did a fantastic job!


Stay tuned for our next update where we’ll reveal the final results of the Love to Ride Challenge and share more exciting news from Elite.


Exciting News: Elite Control Systems Ltd ISO 9001 Certification Renewed for another 3-years!

Exciting News: Elite Control Systems Ltd ISO 9001 Certification Renewed for another 3-years!


At Elite Control Systems, we’re dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and comprehensive engineering support across various industries. From system design to PLC/SCADA and DCS integration, along with remote assistance, we’re committed to assisting you wherever you are.


We are therefore delighted to announce that Elite Control Systems Ltd has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 Certification by the British Standards Institution (BSI). (Accelerating progress towards a sustainable world | BSI ( Assessment Standard(s) ISO 9001:2015) This significant achievement is a testament to our continued commitment to quality, excellence, and continuous improvement.


ISO 9001 certification is recognised worldwide as the benchmark for quality management systems. This has been done whilst we have made many new and significant investments in our own systems and processes. The past 3-years have not always been easy, but this independent assessment demonstrates the progress, and dedication of the to consistently provide products and services that meet the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction.


This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work, dedication, and expertise of our entire team. Each member of the Elite family has played a vital role in ensuring that our many new systems, process, and operations meet the rigorous requirements set forth by the ISO 9001.


This is not the end of our business improvement journey, but it does reaffirm our commitment to excellence and underscores our ongoing efforts to deliver exception value to our clients.


Thank you everyone who has helped make this possible and thank you to our much-cherished clients for their support and trust in Elite.



Elite Cycle Warriors are Back for the May 2024 Love to Ride Challenge

Elite Cycle Warriors are Back for the May 2024 Love to Ride Challenge


The Elite Cycle Warriors are back and started the Love to Ride Challenge of May 2024.  The helmets have been dusted down, bikes oiled, tires checked and we are off…!


There’s something undeniably exhilarating about the arrival of May – the birds chirping, the flowers blooming, and of course, the almost perfect weather (we do live in Scotland!), for some epic cycling adventures. And what better way to celebrate than by joining fellow cyclists in the ultimate two-wheeled showdown?


The Love to Ride Challenge is not just any ordinary cycling event – it’s a month-long extravaganza filled with camaraderie, competition, and, most importantly, a whole lot of fun! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just dusting off your old cruiser, there’s a place for everyone in this pedal-powered fiesta.


So, what are you waiting for? Grab your bike, rally your friends and colleagues, and let’s make this May one for the record books. The road awaits, fellow cycle warriors – let’s ride!



Elite Bowling Night


As Winter departs and Spring beckons, lighter nights arrive so some of the team headed to the bowls for a bit of indoor fun and a night at the ten-pin bowling. Blowing off some steam (Very relevant for one of our customers projects just now!) a few bowls were thrown down the lane and knocking over a few pins (sometimes!) whilst trying to avoid that nasty gutter (more often than some of us would have liked) helped get rid of a few cobwebs and helped get everyone out of the rain for a while.

Spot the winners by the biggest smiles…..


Nature’s Newest Team Member

Nature’s Newest Team Member


Look who clocked in at Elite House today… !


Our newest “remote” team member is none other than this majestic deer, choosing our surroundings for some outdoor office vibes. We think that they’re here to ensure our work blends seamlessly with nature’s rhythm!


While they might not have a desk or a laptop, (Yet) they’re always welcome to join our brainstorming sessions under the open sky. Here’s to embracing unexpected collaborators!


Festive Seasons Wishes from Elite Controls

Festive Seasons Wishes from Elite Controls


As the festive season approaches our team extends warm wishes to everyone for the upcoming festivities.

Should you need our help over this period our office opening hours are:


  • The Pre-Engineering/Sales Office will be closed from the 25 December 2023 until the 2 January 2024
  • Our Engineering department will be closed from the 25 December 2023 until the 2 January 2024
  • Support – Customers with a support contract will be able to access our dedicated team 24/7. If you experience any issues or require remote support, please contact your dedicated support line number as normal and one of the team will assist.


For any customers who do not have a support contract in place but have concerns over this period then please contact us as soon as possible to discuss options and where we may be able to assist and provide cover including the setup of dedicated remote access support.

Wishing you all the compliments of the season!




Elite Cycle Warriors Triumph – Placed Number 1 in West Lothian and Scotland!

Elite Cycle Warriors Triumph – Placed Number 1 in West Lothian and Scotland!



The Elite Cycle Warriors have triumphantly crossed the finish line in the Love to Ride September Challenge. They secured 1st place in the Engineering and Manufacturing category for both West Lothian and, a first in Scotland, as well as a commendable 8th place on the UK leaderboard.

This remarkable achievement owes itself to the unwavering dedication and hard work of the Warriors. Well done and congratulations to all the team on what is an extraordinary accomplishment.

As the Elite Cycle Warriors take a well-deserved rest and reflection time with a few beers, Mars Bars etc) they are already planning and gearing up for the next Love to Ride challenge.

In September, the Love to Ride team welcomed an impressive participation of 25,582 individuals across the UK who collectively pedalled 3,728,776 miles, resulting in a substantial reduction of 398,053 lbs of CO2. This is equivalent to taking 1,488 cars off the road for an entire month!  Elite are delighted to have done our own wee bit in contributing to a greener Scotland and a sustainable future for us all.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Love to Ride challenges, we encourage you to visit their website at here for additional information and to join in the fun.