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Key milestones &

dates of CTD’s history

CTD has earned its international reputation as highly technical experts thanks to its rich history.

Our expertise is rooted in a long industrial past which began in 1962 in south London, within the manufacturing of precision servo components mainly dedicated for the aircraft industry.  
Thereafter, our core business has remained the same but our
expertise has expanded into other domains such as industrial automation, materials and manufacturing processes and the entertainments industry.

 

1962

The foundation

Founded by 6 engineers, Moore Reed & Co Ltd was a small manufacturer specialised in precision servo elements mainly for aircraft applications.

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1964

The expansion

In order to satisfy the rapid growth, all of the work was transferred to Andover and the product range was expanded through the addition of new products: AC motors, DC motors,
Contact & Optical Encoders.

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1972

The merger with
Newman Industries

Newman Industries is a manufacturer that specialised in the engineering of electric motors.  This merger allowed Moore Reed & Co to access Newman’s world markets and deepen its expertise even more in the fields of electrical
engines and motors.

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1976

The merger with
Kode International PLC

Described as  “high precision
engineering plants”, Moore Reed was purchased by Kode International PLC, a manufacturer of electronic components. During this collaboration that lasted for more than 10 years, Moore Reed & Co continued to grow its
expertise in manufacturing high
precision motion control solutions for the aerospace and defence markets and also robotics, process control, instrumentation, medical electronics markets as well as sensing and measuring instruments fields.

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1989

The purchase by
Control Techniques

CTD’s expertise attracted the attention of Control Techniques PLC, a major international manufacturer in the field of motion and process control, that subsequently acquired Moore Reed & Co

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1990

Moore Reed purchase «Powerotor» division

The company acquired the entirety of the “Powerotor” division of Evershed and Vignoles Limited.  This acquisition marked a turning point in CTD’s history.  Indeed, thanks to this merger, Moore Reed developed its strength in design and manufacturing by combining two of the UK’s leading servo component companies, and jointly bringing to the market well over 100 years of knowledge and innovation in servo component design and manufacture.

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1993

Moore Reed & Co Ltd
becomes CTD

The fusion with the “Powerotor” division of Evershed and Vignoles Limited and the purchase by Control Techniques resulted in the birth of the name «Control Techniques Dynamics», commonly named CTD.

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1995

Emerson purchases
CT & CTD

Control Techniques group was purchased by Emerson Electric Co, one of the leading manufacturers of motor and drive electronics.   As wholly a subsidiary of Emerson, CTD attains the status and the reputation of a worldwide provider of high precision brushless servomotors.  It’s since this time that CTD has done our utmost to develop motion solutions jointly with it’s sister companies; Control Techniques and Leroy Somer; which perfectly meets the customers’ requirements.

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2017

CTD becomes a
subsidiary of the
Nidec group

Nidec Corporation - the world’s No°1 comprehensive motor manufacturer, handling «everything that spins and moves», miniature to gigantic - purchased all of the «Electric Motors & Drives division» of Emerson.  By being part of the Nidec Corporation, Control Techniques Dynamics is the perfect choice for the companies that want a global reliable business partner.

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