Company formed by Bill Collins as BPG Electro Mechanical Supply Company. The first order is received.
BPG Electro Mechanical Supply Co employs its first member of staff and opens in a tiny triangular shaped office in Marjorie Street, Leicester.
BPG Electro Mechanical Supply Co. splits from joint founders BPG and becomes BPX Electro Mechanical Co. Ltd
BPX becomes the UK's first Telemecanique distributor
BPX adds the key distributorships of Klippon Terminals (later to become Weidmuller) and Keyswitch relays (later to become IMO and subsequently Omron)
Leicester Switch & Control becomes the first subsidiary of the BPX Group manufacturing control panels and systems.
BPX Nottingham becomes the first branch office.
BPX passes £1M sales of Telemecanique control equipment.
BPX moves to current head office in Ross Walk with 20,000 sq ft warehouse
BPX signs distributorship with Mitsubishi for distribution of PLCs, Inverters, and factory automation equipment.
Controls and Drives is formed and becomes the third BPX Group business specialising in the provision of automation services, support and training.
BPX passes £2M sales of Telemecanique control equipment.
BPX Leeds opens as the Mitsubishi Distributor in Yorkshire.
BPX Stoke opens as the Mitsubishi distributor for Staffordshire.
BPX Northampton opens as the appointed Telemecanique distributor for Northamptonshire.
Ranger Computer systems is formed as the BPX Group's computer division distributing PC's, network products, and software to industrial customers.
BPX signs historic £2M contract with Boots PLC for the design, development and installation of energy saving systems and the BPX Energy Division is born.
BPX Sheffield opens to expand the BPX Mitsubishi distributorship in Yorkshire.
BPX Sheffield and BPX Leeds move to new regional headquarters in Wakefield
Leicester Switch and Control relocates to bigger manufacturing premises, increasing the BPX warehousing area.
April 2005 saw the opening of our branch in Slough.
BPX welcomed the management of Schneider Electric Ltd to BPX’s Leicester HQ to mark the company’s achievement of £3M purchases of Schneider control and automation product in 2006.
BPX acquires the company Prolocon Systems Ltd. The Prolocon location complements the existing seven distribution branches and becomes the new BPX Hertfordshire branch based in Welwyn Garden City.
BPX opens its ninth branch with an expansion into East Anglia and a new office at Newmarket, reinforcing the position of BPX as the UK’s largest Mitsubishi distributor.