Idem Safety Switches Ltd


2 Ormside Close,
Hindley Industrial Estate,
Hindley Green,
N2 4HR

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0)1942 257070
LinkedIn @idemsafety

Winners Of

  • 2022 International Trade

IDEM Safety Switches was established by Medi Mohtasham in 2003 with an ambition to innovate a new generation of safety switches and interlocks designed to protect people working with industrial machinery. Today, the company has over 60 employees dedicated to the design and manufacture of a vast range of world-class machine safety devices, 90% of which are now exported across the globe.

As former Head of R&D at EJA/Guardmaster, and later Rockwell Automation, Medi has led the innovation of many of the world’s best known machine safety switch products, including brands such as Trojan, Titan and Ferrogard.

Achieving the Odo J Struger Automation Award in 1999 for his outstanding contribution in the field of automation, Medi is renowned for his drive for continual improvement in machine safety. Today, he continues to use his wealth of experience to advance standards and develop the next generation of machine safety products at IDEM. These innovative devices are highly engineered to be robust and reliable enough to cope with the increasingly complex environmental demands of machine processing.

Made in the UK
Proudly wearing its ‘Made in UK’ badge, IDEM is now considered to be the UK’s largest producer of machine safety switches. Its comprehensive range of products are all designed, manufactured, and tested at the company’s state-of-the-art production site in Wigan, in the north-west of England.

Visitors to this impressive facility, will experience a warm welcome from an experienced team of engineers and technicians. A tour of the factory reveals the very latest manufacturing technologies that enable IDEM to engineer products that stand up to the toughest of conditions, while its testing laboratories ensure they meet the highest quality standards. The company’s expert customer support staff are trained to guide its customers through the process of specifying the best safety solutions to keep their machinery both safe and fully productive.

Global success
With products known for their durability and reliability, IDEM’s reputation has allowed the company to grow sales on a global basis to the point where more than 90% of its production is now exported. Through an extensive network of industry partners and distributors, IDEM Safety Switches is now represented on every continent, with products available in more than 40 countries. The company’s employees are collectively delighted that their achievements have been recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022.

A world leader
One field where IDEM particularly excels is in the supply of devices to highly regulated industrial sectors that require strict hygiene regimes and rigorous wash down requirements, such as the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, oil, gas and chemical industries. To this end, IDEM now boast the world’s largest range of stainless steel safety switches specifically engineered for these incredibly challenging environments.

Responding to the ever-evolving needs of Industry 4.0 for digital transformation and connectivity, IDEM’s most recent introduction includes a range of cutting-edge networked safety  technologies. These intelligent devices, known asUGB-Net, are RFID solenoid-based locking switches with integrated industrial ethernet capabilities.

Customisable to be fully flexible for a whole range of modern manufacturing processes, this latest development is testament to IDEM’s resolute commitment to keeping machinery safe and fully productive well into the future.