About Us

About us

ICS is an independent robot systems integrator with over 30 years’ experience. We prefer to call our customers partners as we see ourselves as an extension to your own engineering teams. We also partner with the best technology manufacturers in the world and together we work as one team to provide solutions that will help you to stay ahead of your competition.



We were established in 1989 and we are now part of the AWL Group with over 600 employees worldwide.


We have a passion for technical excellence and an ability to provide robust and creative robotic automation solutions from our technology centre in Southampton.


We take great pride in delivering bespoke equipment that will increase your productivity and performance.  Our innovative and forward-thinking approach has given us a strong presence in many sectors such as Automotive, General Manufacturing, Medical and Logistics where high levels of automation and a high degree of flexibility are essential.

We are an independent systems integrator with a wealth of experience across all makes of robots including Panasonic, KUKA, Fanuc, ABB and Motoman.



Disciplines and Competencies

As a robot system integrator, we provide added value as a specialist in all types of robotic welding, including laser welding, robotic handling and vision systems. We offer both full turnkey bespoke solutions and two standard ranges; the ProCell and the E-Line. We have a wealth of inhouse experience across all disciplines and we use our key capabilities to handle everything in house from concepting, detailed fixture design, automation controls through to system build and installation.

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Research & Development

As well investing in our own R&D, our parent company, AWL, has grown their own R&D team from four to forty employees in 6 years. As a result of our commitment to R&D, we can develop innovative robotic automation solutions that ensure our customers stay ahead in a world that is increasingly dominated by technology, automation, robotics and digitization.



 “To work as partners with our customers and help them grow by offering the best and most cost-effective solutions in automation technology, and to grow a successful company that attracts the best, offers development for all, rewards success and continually motivates to deliver outstanding levels of service and support”

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In a quickly shifting market, we are convinced that in the coming years, automation and robotization will shape the world in which we live and work. 

To this end ICS aims to retain a leading position through innovation and strong partnerships.


ICS - Our History