Modern Drives and Controls, established in 1990, has developed a reputation over the years for delivering quality electrical control gear, power transmission equipment and DC injection braking systems. Customers are predominantly located in the UK, Ireland and Nigeria.

The company came into being following a management buyout of the long-established Midland Dynamo Company by Steve Hand, Malcolm Mee and Graham Doughty. Due to the company’s focus on high quality customer service, Modern Drives and Controls has seen significant growth, despite recent tough economic conditions.

Today, the company distributes drives, power transmission and electronic control products and manufactures small control panels and DC braking systems. From small to large OEMs and big multinationals, Modern Drives and Controls provides complete solutions across many industries.

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Modern Drives & Controls - Products


Our wide range of industrial automation and control equipment delivers best-in-class technology to meet the demands of any industrial application.

Modern Drives & Controls - Partners


We only stock the best and all of our partners offer tried and tested products that deliver in terms of quality, cost-efficiency and reliability.



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We welcome the opportunity to discuss any applications or requirements that you may have.

Please contact our technical team on 0116 234 0234 or email us at sales@moderndrives.co.uk