End-to-end, custom automation solutions

Complete, custom, automation solutions, large and small

We operate as a close, trusted, automation partner to the world’s leading MedTech manufacturers, building complete, custom automation solutions, large and small, rolled out globally. Backed by a team of 170+ automation experts and recognised as a Tier one supplier, we’re responsible for full delivery, including planning, concept design, validation, build, install and after-sales service & support.

Capability & Expertise

The team, expertise, and scale to deliver innovative, challenging solutions

  • Proven expertise.
    A 170+ strong team of automation experts, successfully delivering proven solutions to MedTech manufacturers for over 35 years.
  • Deep MedTech sector knowledge.
    GAMP 5 validation services, and protocols for regulated environments.
  • Vendor Flexible.
    Guiding and selecting the right solution for each process and application.
  • Uncompromising quality.
    All machines built to ISO9001:2015 for outstanding quality and reliability and capability to CE certify machines.
  • Technology driven.
    An engineering technology company developing smart machines using the latest technologies.
  • Advanced, large facilities.
    Super-modern, super-clean floor space of 100,000 sq. ft. The capacity to plan, build and test even the largest projects.
  • De-risking methodologies
    De-risk even the most complex of projects with our Proof of Principle (PoP) methodology.
  • Expert, seamless integrations.
    Integrating the latest OEM technologies and specialist equipment.
  • One partner for all.
    An end-to-end automation partner delivering design, build, validation, installation, certification and after-sales service and support.

Our Solutions

From small scale automation to the most complex solutions

Large or small, all our custom solutions can be seamlessly integrated into our customers automation system for batch tracking and parameter data capture, as well as integrate the latest OEM technologies and specialist equipment. Applications we’ve successfully delivered include trimming, forming, cutting, dosing, orientation & inspection, automatic feeding of components, coiling, vacuum decay testing, crimping, heat shrinking, swaging, tube manipulation, washing & rinsing, pad printing, laser welding, laser marking, heat sealing, curing, and more.

Bench Top Units / Semi-Auto

Single process, small-scale machines.

Single process, operator tended equipment, typically performing an operation while being fed by a product builder. Allows for a repeatable process for critical and quality steps.

Custom Standalone Machines

Single or multi-process.

Can be used with multiple product types from flexible and soft components to rigid plastic & metal parts. Multi-process machines can include batch loading, verification of process steps, and product tracking through the machine.

Multi-Zone Production Lines

Multi-zone machines for greater efficiency.

Control individual zones independent of the full production line, driving greater efficiency. Increase line flexibility by easily catering for product variations within product families.

Large Scale Integration

Turnkey delivery of the most complex automation solutions.

Full turnkey delivery of large-scale automation integration projects, including planning, designing, building, and the selection and management of all vendors. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s most advanced MedTech manufacturers, pulling all the strands together from start to finish, managing the risks and delivering an automation solution that fits the needs of the customer.
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How we do it

A step-by-step approach to deliver the right solution.

  1. Understand the needs
    We collaborate closely with our customers to understand their needs, with particular focus on the ROI they’re hoping to achieve, from reducing overheads and improving safety, to increasing capacity or throughput.
  2. Learn the processes
    We learn and assess the processes our customer uses in manufacturing, including the materials, the products and the applications.
  3. Concept Development
    A learning phase for both our customer and Modular, we develop a concept for the automation project, featuring the equipment or manufacturing line, helping to visualise the final implementation. The methodology helps to identifies the risks and feasibility of the project, providing greater clarity in terms of project execution, the equipment that will be used, how long it will take and what the overall budget will be.
  4. Proof-of-Principle
    Our Proof-of-Principle (PoP) methodology is used to de-risk the processes identified at the Concept Development stage, prior to commencing the main project. This clarifies the approach, timeline and budget. It’s the final step to ensure the automation project will meet the needs of the customer exactly as intended.
  5. Final proposal
    Once the Concept Development and PoP are complete, our team set out the final proposal for the delivery of the custom automation solution.
  6. Designing the system
    A collaborative design effort between all functions in Modular to design the system as planned in the Concept Development & PoP phase. This stage includes multiple customer design reviews.
  7. Build & Debug
    The final system is built and undergoes significant equipment testing, engineering runs and factory acceptance testing.
  8. CE certification and documentation
    Comprehensive documentation with all equipment CE certified, typically meeting Category 3 PLd requirements.
  9. Final integration
    Final install, commissioning and acceptance testing is completed onsite at the customer facility. This includes post-install support to ensure the solution is working as intended.

Why Modular for Custom Automation?

The longevity and experience to deliver innovative, challenging solutions.

For over 35 years our experts have planned, designed and built the most innovative, complex, challenging automation equipment solutions for MedTech manufacturers. We’ve never failed a customer. We always, always deliver.

Technology pioneers driving the most complex of integrations.

We’re an engineering technology company developing smart machines using the latest technologies. We take risks, we test, trial and explore new technologies, new innovations, new integrations. Always ready to use the latest, most advanced technologies to power innovation and integration. Allowing us to take on the most complex, challenging projects, and providing our customers with a competitive edge.

Deep collaboration is in our nature.

We are a multi-disciplined team with the capability, knowledge, passion, ingenuity and confidence to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s most advanced MedTech manufacturers. We go deep to truly understand their needs, their processes, their materials, products and applications. Arming ourselves with the intel to deliver the right solution, every time.

Extensive knowledge of regulations, standards and protocols.

Experience of automation protocols for regulated environments including equipment installed into clean rooms (ISO class 7 & 8), ATEX & high temperature environments 200°C+ and sealed nitrogen environments. Computer system validation (CSV) to GEP/GMP regulations and qualification to GAMP requirements and our Software Development Life Cycle model (V-model).

One partner for all.

An end-to-end automation partner delivering design, build, GAMP 5 validation, on-site installation, CE certification to category 3 PLd requirements, and after-sales service and support.

High-quality, well-sourced, competitively priced supply chain.

An extensive, well-sourced, global supply chain of partners, suppliers, and vendors, allowing us to fulfil large orders at short notice for super competitive prices. A chain of proven, trusted partners, built for speed, scale and quality.

Each part fully documented for reference.

All parts are laser engraved with a part number and revision level for future reference. All logged in our ERP system, all fully traceable and available when needed.

De-risk with PoP. Enter full-scale development with confidence.

Our Proof of Principle (PoP) methodology is a quick, cost-effective mechanism used to eliminate project risks at the concept stage. Allowing for more accurate cost and development forecasts, this proven approach ensures our customers enter full-scale development with confidence that the project will deliver as intended.

The scale and capacity to deliver.

A team of 170+ automation experts. A super modern, super clean floor space of 100,000 sq. ft. Primed to take on the largest custom automation projects.

Case Study

Moving Automation Forward

In 2012 a longtime automation customer approached Modular with a challenge: they wanted to increase production output of their primary product by 30% and cut the footprint of the machine in half. Given that the product is highly specialised, with varying…

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