Instruments and Controls (Hull) was formed during 1968, providing instrumentation repairs and calibration services to industry.
In 1974 this family run business moved to the current location of Faraday Works in Crowle Street which was built to accommodate the expanding business.
By now the company was dealing with clients from a multitude of disciplines including food and dairy processing, pharmaceuticals, shipping, offshore oil and gas and shore based refineries.
It was at this time it became a founding member of the Federation of Small businesses.
This steady expansion led to the formation of the Electrical Contracting department in 1982. This enabled the company to design and manufacture panels as well as implement instrumentation and electrical contracts. This also led to the company becoming NICEIC approved a couple of years later.
This led to many large contracts including Princess Quay in Hull, the Hatfield Borehole Project, Croda site installation at Goole and the automation of a number of locks for Qualter Hall on the Aire and Calder Canal.
In 1993 the company became a member of the Institute of Measurement and Control which is committed to promoting the professional excellence and standing of engineers and technologists at all levels in the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries.
In 2004 Instrument and Controls (Hull) became a Limited company trading as Instco.
The ability to work closely with our customers has led to long standing relationships over many years. Some of these customers include BP Chemicals, Phillips 66, Reckitt Benkiser, Rowse Honey, McCains, SSE, Youngs Seafoods, Associated British Ports, Greencore, Total and Fenner Dunlop to name a few.
As a company we are always looking to improve our services and keep at the forefront of advances in the equipment we use, keeping Instco at the leading edge of its field.