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Company upgrades and expands existing production line and recruits to expand the team further. 


The company receives investment from German high frequency spindle specialist  SycoTec GmbH & Co. KG. This investment goes towards expanding the R&D effort and moving to a dedicated site in Hebden Bridge, UK.


Major upheaval in the electronics industry supply chain makes several existing controllers impossible to manufacture. The company responds by developing the next generation of controllers and innovating new technology to mitigate the supply risk.

The company works with Innovate UK Edge and successfully wins grant funding to support this R&D effort.


First dedicated production line setup and rapidly expanded as company meets huge Covid related demand for smart pump controllers for disinfectant sprayers.


Phil Bates recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year at Halifax Business Awards


Lead designer Graham Fick acknowledged for his work on the initial Zikodrive range and wins Engineer of the Year at Motion Control Industry awards in Birmingham, UK.


Company launches first sensorless brushless controller - the original ZDBL15


Company launches first of Zikodrive range of motor controllers


Company founded by Graham Fick and Phil Bates and works initially on bespoke electronic projects.