About us

We enjoy new challenges. We enjoy working hard on them and we aspire to be ambitious in the projects we take on, the challenges we address and the companies and organisations we work with.

We launched Zikodrive because we believe that there are no problems that cannot be solved with the careful application of creativity, determination and ambition.

We are proud to be a UK based electronic engineering company that manufactures in the UK and designs and develops new components in the UK. We are proud to export our products and services around the world and enjoy working closely with companies across the globe.

Our focus is on delivering the best possible motor control solution for your application. By best we don’t just mean delivering the technical performance you want, we mean delivering the technical performance you want, in a package that works for your product design. We work closely with OEMs and manufacturers in a wide range of industries so we understand what is required to be competitive in these areas. We also understand the importance of building flexibility into designs wherever possible to enable you to exceed your customer’s expectations.

Our focus is on continually developing the two strands of the business. The first relates to developing flexible stock motor control solutions that can be used in a wide range of applications. We work closely with key customers to develop this technology and design in as many options as possible to the technology. 

The second major strand of the business is our custom design and development section. We work hard to continuously improve our lead times, prototyping options and general quality management procedures. We use an integrated IT system to manage projects, keep you informed and carefully manage the stages of the project. 

In addition to this, all manufacturing is carried out under the ISO-9001 Quality Management system. 

We are privately owned so have no pressure from external shareholders wanting us to make quick money to pay large dividends. Instead we focus on growing the business by developing new ideas, building excellent, trusting relations with all our customers and by developing new employees and staff. 

The company is split between two main locations. The head office and distribution centre is based on Cragg Vale, an offshoot of the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. The area is well known for it’s industrial heritage, being a key site in the Industrial Revolution with a proud history of engineering – we always recommend a visit to the Calderdale Industrial Museum (https://calderdaleindustrial.co.uk/) for those interested in finding out a bit more about this history. The R and D and test facilities are based in Somerset. 

Meet the team

Graham Fick

Head of Design

phil bates

Managing Director

Dave Jones

Head of Projects

Guy Lewis

Advisor to Board

Shelley Walker

Head of Operations

David Cantle

Advisor to Board

Nailah Khan

Head of Marketing

James Scott

Head of Finance

Thomas North

Head of IT

Ashley Chilcott

Electronic Engineer

Marius Sumutiu

Head of Production