Sparc Systems: Technology you can trust

For your business to keep growing, you need the right technology – provided by the right partner.

Sparc Systems have been delivering checkweighers, X-ray, label inspection, bespoke weighing systems and industry-leading products and services to the high-risk food industry for over 40 years. As a result, we’re uniquely placed to push the boundaries of innovation, delivering world-class systems and pinpoint accuracy to the bakery and protein sectors.

Our experienced engineers leverage cutting-edge technology from the pharmaceutical and packaging markets, to deliver systems that increase your business productivity, while minimising downtime.

See our historical milestones below.

Bakery

Cutting edge in motion checkweighers and food X-ray machines for the bakery industry.

Protein

Precision checkweighers and metal detector food processors for protein production.

Produce

In the fresh produce industry, minimising contamination and speed to market is key.

Systems

Reliability, quality and efficiency are the cornerstone of Sparc Systems’ products.

Pharma

In the pharmaceutical sector, you need equipment you can trust to deliver accurate, reliable results.

Stock Machines

Affordable checkweighers equipment with quick delivery. See our current supply of stock machinery.

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A moment in time

1974

Company was founded under its original name of Packaging Control Systems in Malvern. Our original intention was to develop electronic systems and services for manufacturers and end-users in the food industry.

1976

We became incorporated as Packaging Control Systems Ltd. and began designing and building electronic control systems for four machinery manufacturers.

1984

After winning multiple accounts over the years, in 1984 we created a bespoke system based on our microprocessor racking system, which we had named SPARC. With Tetley warming to the term, we subsequently changed our company name to comply.

1987

Acquired 50% ownership of an automatic weighing machine manufacturer, Ward Bekker Systems Ltd. We ran the two operations at separate sites, with Ward Bekker delivering complete food packaging lines (using Sparc Systems control systems) to food processing companies throughout Europe.

1994

Built our own premises, Sparc House, a purpose-built, 18,000 square foot building at Merebrook.

1997

A key milestone as we introduced our first combination metal detection and checkweighing system.

2001

Patented the EFS sensor, a revolutionary system for measuring the mass of pharmaceutical tablets as they fall in to the bottle, at speeds of up to 3,000 per minute.

2005

Introduced the improved TS 310 combination metal detection and checkweighers system. In addition, we designed a high-speed tablet-counting system with a throughput of 10,000 tablets per minute.

2008

David Buckley joined the company as Managing Director.

2011

After winning multinational giant, Lego, in 2004, Sparc designed an updated sensing device to ensure that the correct bricks were dispensed to each kit.

2015

Introduced various X-ray inspection systems, including the Medusa 420 combination eight-lane X-ray inspection system, the Apollo 420 X-ray inspection system, and the Iris 420 Pipeline X-ray inspection system.

2016

Introduced the enhanced Titan 420 combination metal detection and checkweighing system, designed specifically for finished tin bread products, and the Xtreme 2 fibre optic control system for high speed tablet counters. Sparc Systems undertook a brand refresh.
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