About Us


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Our History

James Findlay and John Irvine met while working at Ferranti in Edinburgh. With the recent invention of the transistor, they decided there must be a future for a company specialising in Industrial Electronics and, in 1960, Findlay Irvine was born.

The pair rented half of the building previously occupied by the primary school in Penicuik, just a few miles south of Edinburgh in Scotland. After a while they rented the other half and then bought the building. Over the years a number of extensions and other buildings were added, but the old school building still forms the heart of the production facility.

The company quickly developed a reputation for developing innovative electronic and mechanical products. Partnerships with Universities and research establishments led to range of ground-breaking technologies and a number of industry awards.

James Findlay & John Irvine
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James Findaly & John Irvine in their workshop
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Since its inception, the company has grown to over 40 staff from research and development, production, service, sales and marketing and administration.

As international markets evolved, the company specialised in transport safety related products and services whilst maintaining an innovative and partnering approach. ISO 9001:2008 accreditation has also been achieved and the company continues to pride itself on its engineering expertise, which allows products to be tailored to exact customer requirements.

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Meet the Team!

People are our power, our passion and inspiration. Findlay Irvine are proud to help each member of our team reach their maximum potential and enjoy a hard working, fair work life balance.

Our Office!

Colin Irvine

Colin Irvine
Managing Director, responsible for day to day running and for the technical direction of the company.

David Leask

David Leask
Sales and Operations Director, responsible for the commercial direction of the company, our export markets and the day to day operations.

Paul Allison-Thompson

Paul Allison-Thompson
Business Development Manager, responsible for Highways and Airports in Scotland, Northern England and Ireland.

Julie Thomson

Julie Thomson
Development and Quality Manager, responsible for the management of the Development team and for ensuring the effectiveness of the Quality Control system.

Mike Mustard

Mike Mustard
Business Development Manager, responsible primarily for Rail markets


Alison Scougall
Office Manager

Here at Findlay Irvine we take pride in the strong, committed team of experienced and talented people working to deliver quality products and services to our customers. Our dedicated team are friendly and approachable who are always willing to go the extra mile for you. Our unique range of products and systems means we can be flexible, accommodating and happily work with you to develop the solution your organisation needs.

Our Workshop!

As a family run business for over 50 years, we are as proud of our people as we are our products. Through utilising existing experience while investing time in educating in our younger team members we strive to continually develop and strengthen our team overall creating a friendly, hardworking unit.

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Findlay Irvine Ltd. is committed to supply high quality products and services.

Quality Management System:

We are registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2015. Regular external audits have ensured Findlay Irvine continues to meet the ISO standard. Click here to view our Quality policy.

Environmental Management System:

We are registered to BS EN ISO 14001:2015. Findlay Irvine have now achieved criteria to meet the ISO standard and are proudly fully compliant. Regular external audits will be required to ensure the ISO standard is being met. Click here to view our Environmental policy.

Occupational Health and Safety Management System:

We are registered to OHSAS18001:2007. We are now fully compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Management System having achieved the required standards. Click here to view our Health and Safety policy.

WEEE Compliance:

Findlay Irvine is compliant under the terms of the European WEEE (Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment) Directive and has arrangements in place with a compliance scheme operator for collection and disposal of any equipment covered by this legislation. Our WEE Producer Registration Number is WEE/EG0052TQ

Health and Safety:

Findlay Irvine has rigorous health and safety policies which are annually audited by an external consultant to ensure the safety of its staff, contractors, visitors to our premises and anybody who may be affected by our operations.

Cyber Essentials

Findlay Irvine are certified by Cyber Essentials, which gives us protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This also allows us to obtain MoD contracts.

CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme):

Findlay Irvine is a CHAS registered company.

HERS (Highways Electorical Registration Scheme):

Findlay Irvine is a registered organisation for Environmental and Monitoring Equipment.

RISQS (Rail Industry Supplier Qualifications Scheme).

Findlay Irvine are RISQS pre-qualification approved suppliers for the UK Rail Industry.