Experts in industrial process automation and project management

Who we are

GroupCytek is a professional engineering practice, founded in 1993.

We are a successful independent automation, engineering and project management company working in the process manufacturing and infrastructure industries.

GroupCytek has extensive experience across a wide range of industries and systems; providing managed engineering services and turnkey solutions that cover the complete project life cycle from front end proposals and consultations through design, development and procurement to installation, commissioning, test and deployment.

GroupCytek prides itself on providing an excellent service to its customers, a service that represents the very best in professionalism and commitment.

What we do

GroupCytek the process automation company.

Providing automation engineering, engineering services project management and consultancy in the process, manufacturing and infrastructure industries.

As a specialist in control system engineering and industrial IT, GroupCytek provides turnkey projects in the real-time process and manufacturing domain up to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) level and across the supply chain.

GroupCytek provides engineering services ranging from detailed and conceptual design, FEED, business process analysis to solution implementation, detailed design, installation and commissioning.

GroupCytek provides platform independent automation project management across the process and manufacturing industry sectors; and is able to act as Principal Contractor for such projects.

GroupCytek offers consultancy services and will work with customers to improve the performance of the installed process, manufacturing and business automation systems over the life of the asset.

Engineering services

Control System Engineering

GroupCytek is a platform independent systems integrator. This independence allows the recommendation of best-fit solutions to meet the customer’s financial, production, and operations objectives.

  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

  • Human Machine Interface (HMI)

  • Continuous and Batch (S88) Process Control

  • S95 and S88 systems

  • Safety Systems

  • Electrical System Design (panel design, build, and installation)

Engineering Services

GroupCytek provides managed professional engineering services with specialist technical skills and the personal qualities required for a successful project; these resources complement the engineering teams within the customer’s organisation. GroupCytek has the responsibility to work with the customer to ensure the provision of the best resource.

GroupCytek resources can be used in a customer engineering role with the responsibility to be an integral part of the customer’s team managing the project deliverables and performance of the appointed EPC and OEM suppliers.

Engineering services
Engineering services

Engineering Services

GroupCytek provides managed professional engineering services with specialist technical skills and the personal qualities required for a successful project; these resources complement the engineering teams within the customer’s organisation. GroupCytek has the responsibility to work with the customer to ensure the provision of the best resource.

GroupCytek resources can be used in a customer engineering role with the responsibility to be an integral part of the customer’s team managing the project deliverables and performance of the appointed EPC and OEM suppliers.

Engineering services

Project Management

Professional Project Management is the cornerstone of GroupCytek business— this is regardless of whether it is a conceptual design project, the integration of systems or commissioning and handover activities.

GroupCytek is experienced in implementing automation capital projects in both the process and manufacturing and the business environments. All GroupCytek project managers are commercially aware and will assume responsibility for managing the project deliverables within the agreed budget and time scales.

Our platform independent Project Management expertise makes GroupCytek ideally suited for the role of Main Automation Contractor or principal engineer. This experience coupled with strong commercial acumen exceeds that found in the Automation groups of many Engineering Contractors and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

Consultancy

GroupCytek offers conceptual design and consulting engineering for real-time systems, process and manufacturing and management service system (MES), our consultancy services offer:

  • Plant Wide Automation Feasibility Studies

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)

  • User Requirement Specification (URS)

  • Technology Platform Interoperability and Interconnectivity

  • Continuous and Batch (S88) Process Control

  • System Architecture Design

  • Cost Estimates and Planning

GroupCytek also offers business consultancy services for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain systems. These include:

  • Business Impact and Data Flow Studies

  • Data Mapping

  • Benchmarking

  • Process Transformation to Knowledge

The GroupCytek approach is to consider the system, the process, the way people work with the system and to collaborate closely with the customer in determining a solution.

Engineering services
Engineering services

Consultancy

GroupCytek offers conceptual design and consulting engineering for real-time systems, process and manufacturing and management service system (MES), our consultancy services offer:

  • Plant Wide Automation Feasibility Studies

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)

  • User Requirement Specification (URS)

  • Technology Platform Interoperability and Interconnectivity

  • Continuous and Batch (S88) Process Control

  • System Architecture Design

  • Cost Estimates and Planning

GroupCytek also offers business consultancy services for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain systems. These include:

  • Business Impact and Data Flow Studies

  • Data Mapping

  • Benchmarking

  • Process Transformation to Knowledge

The GroupCytek approach is to consider the system, the process, the way people work with the system and to collaborate closely with the customer in determining a solution.


Business areas

Oil and gas

Engineering services

GroupCytek has a long history of project work in the oil and gas industry both in the UK and abroad.

We specialise in Emergency and process shutdown (ESD & PSD) systems and are able to validate SIL, SIF and fire and gas systems.

GroupCytek has designed and installed control system for the oil and gas industry, these systems include:

  • ABB800xA DCS

  • Yokagawa DCS

  • Honeywell DCS

Our projects range from gas storage systems (both above and underground storage) to refineries, floating production storage, sub-sea pumping stations and offloading systems.

We specialise in alarm management and reporting systems and are able to develop new and upgrade existing alarm monitoring systems — all our systems are EEMUA 191 and 201 compliant.

Chemical

Engineering services

From bulk to fine chemicals—GroupCytek can deliver control system projects that meet all industry standards and licencing requirements.

We have designed large scale, fault tolerant and redundant systems to control the production of both continuous and batch chemical processes for bulk and fine chemical manufacturers.

The principal control systems we use are:

  • Foxboro DCS

  • Emerson DeltaV

  • Honeywell

  • Siemens PCS 7

GroupCytek has the experience to design and build proof of concept systems for chemical processes and to optimise existing production systems.

Engineering services

Pharmaceutical

Engineering services

GroupCytek has worked in the pharmaceutical industry from its beginning. We provide GAMP 5, ISA-95 and CFR 21 Part 11 compliant systems that meet the stringent requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.

We offer batch systems compliant with the ISA-88 standard; and have delivered systems in all areas of the industry:

  • R&D and prototype systems

  • Continuous production

  • Batch production

  • Primary and secondary production systems

GroupCytek has worked for all the major pharmaceutical companies and our projects include:

  • Fermentation plant control systems

  • Microniser and granulation systems

  • Packaging and distribution

  • System refurbishment and upgrade

Energy

Engineering services

GroupCytek provides control systems for combined heat and power plants, waste to power plants and systems for turbine control and monitoring as well as flue gas de-sulpherisation.

Control systems include:

  • Rockwell PLCs

  • Siemens PLCs (S7 range)

  • Foxboro I/A DCS

  • Siemens PCS 7

  • Westinghouse DCS

GroupCytek have extensive experience of upgrading power plant and turbine control systems; and of commissioning, testing and returning to them to service.

Manufacturing & logistics

Engineering services

GroupCytek has a wide range of experience in the manufacturing, logistics and material handling industries.

These systems are predominantly PLC & SCADA based and our projects include

  • Airport baggage handling

  • Warehouse control systems

  • Conveyor control systems

  • Paint manufacturing

  • Extrusion plant control systems

The control systems include:

  • Siemens PLCs (S7 range)

  • Rockwell (Allen Bradley, all ranges)

  • Mitsubishi (all ranges)

  • Schneider (all ranges)

Engineering services


Brewing, food & beverage

Engineering services

GroupCytek have designed and installed control systems for bottling plants, fermentation systems, syrup production, sterilisation, clean-in-place and decontamination.

Again these systems are predominantly PLC based and the following control systems have been used:

  • Siemens PLCs (S7 range)

  • Rockwell (Allen Bradley, all ranges)

  • Simens WinCC SCADA & HMIs

  • Wonderware-Intouch SCADA & HMIs

  • Rockwell FactoryTalk/View SCADA & HMIs

CONTACT US

If you would like more information about any of our servies, plase contact us at the number or email address below and we will be please to tell you more.

GroupCytek Ltd
Unit 3, The Business Centre
Woodford Park Industrial Estate
Barlow Drive
Winsford CW7 2GN

Telephone: 01606 226000
E-mail: projects@groupcytek.com

Registered in England, Company no. 2724445

Contact us

If you would like more information about any of our services, please contact us at the number or email address below and we will be please to tell you more.

GroupCytek Ltd
Unit 3, The Business Centre
Woodford Park Industrial Estate
Barlow Drive
Winsford CW7 2GN

Telephone: 01606 226000
E-mail: projects@groupcytek.com

Registered in England
Company no. 2724445