2018 is an important milestone for W H Good Automation Ltd as the company celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The Workshop at W H Good Automation







Started in 1988 as W H Good (Systems) Ltd specialising in the design and manufacture of control systems, the company has formed many strategic partnerships over the years to guarantee the optimum solution to their clients.

“This anniversary is a celebration of the firm’s success over the last 30 years,” said Managing Director, Barry Foster. “We could not have done it without the trust and loyalty of our clients and associates. We recognise that our success is directly linked to theirs” he said.

In 1995, W H Good (Instrumentation) Ltd was formed as a major supplier of quality process instrumentation. The company soon became an ABB Instrumentation Alliance Partner for the North West.

W H Good (Systems) Ltd and W H Good (Instrumentation) Ltd amalgamated in 2008 to form W H Good Automation Ltd.

“We are fortunate to have dedicated staff who make it possible for us to provide our clients with excellent service,” commented John Hicks, Technical Director. “Our people are distinguished by their knowledge, discipline, and commitment to the success of our clients” he added.

W H Good have been congratulated as being one of the JIB founding member companies. We were awarded a special certificate to commemorate 50 years of JIB membership. This shows our commitment to fair terms and conditions of employment.

W H Good Automation is very proud to announce that our team has recently been awarded two Value Pair Awards by ABB.

Senior Office Administrator, Simon Moriarty, won the ‘Customer Focus & Quality’ award for ensuring excellent customer service by knowing client needs and working to deliver these.

Simon Moriarty receives ABB award

Simon Moriarty (right) presented with his ABB Value Pair Award by Shaun Taylor, General Manager


Marketing Manager, Paul Quinn was recognised with the ‘Ownership & Performance’ award for a successfully launched re-brand ensuring new consistency, whilst complimenting ABB direction.

Paul Quinn receives ABB award

Paul Quinn (right) presented with his ABB Value Pair Award by Shaun Taylor, General Manager


These awards come on the back of last year’s success when David Harries, Instrumentation Sales Engineer and Shaun Taylor, General Manager scooped ABB’s 2016 Value Pair Awards for ‘Collaboration & Trust’ and ‘Safety & Integrity’ respectively.

This is a fantastic recognition of our continuous dedication to provide high quality service to all our customers.

W H Good Automation would like to use this opportunity to thank ABB for these awards and congratulate Simon and Paul on these well-deserved achievements.

Super MRF Recycling CentreValue: £1.1m
Services: Mechanical/Electrical/Smoke Control

Design & build new generation technically advanced 30,000m2 recycling facility with two 18m weigh bridges.

Systems installed were heavy duty specification to cope with the arduous environment.


Intelligent MCCs based on DeviceNetValue: £170k over a 6 month period

  • Design & manufacture of several Intelligent MCCs based on DeviceNet
  • Powerflex drives & EP3 Plus DOL starters
  • Commissioning

New Manchester Agecroft factory for the manufacture of beauty health care products. Design, manufacture and commissioning of a number of Intelligent MCCs based on DeviceNet. Located in the tank farm, boiler house, process and production areas.

Aerospace Manufacturing FacilityValue: £900k
Services: Mechanical/Electrical/Process Supplies

Design & build new high specification aerospace manufacturing facility.

In addition to the building services, process pipework, power & communications services were installed to plant and equipment.


Siemens S7 Conversion for Tablet Coating MachinesClient: Major Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Value: £25k

  • PLC software design
  • Provision of Software Design Specification
  • Commissioning

Supply of PLC software and configure HMI for Accelacota machines. The software was developed for the Siemens S7 PLC.

The PLC program was developed in accordance with a FDS and included control of the machine in the following modes: Coating, Sugar Coating & Wash.

Control Panels & IMCCs for Chemical PlantClient: Leading Chemical Organisation
Value: £600k

  • Rockwell Plant PAx Process Automation System
  • PLC
  • HMI

Design and manufacture of several control panels and Intelligent MCCs for a new UK chemical plant.

Foam Manufacturing Plant Control System UpgradesClient: Global Foam Manufacturer
Value: £550k

  • Rockwell Control Logix
  • RS View
  • PLC/HMI Software design
  • Commissioning

Foam manufacturing plant control system upgrades and improvements. All PLC/HMI software design to include control panels and commissioning.

AMP5 Framework Contract for UUValue: £220k

  • Manufacture, testing and installation of local area telemetry control panels
  • Dynamic Logic, Siemens Micro box and ET200S PLCs
  • Kontron Equipment with CPCI panel interfaces
  • Conlog and Siemens PCBox ET200 remote I/O

We currently have an AMP5 Framework contract for United Utilities for Local Area Telemetry for the manufacture and Installation of CPCI control panels to replace a number of old SES Telemetry Systems as part of the work scheduled by UU Telemetry Dept.