Over forty years ago, after becoming disillusioned with working in the aerospace industry Roger Parker formed Partech (Electronics) Ltd. The Company was originally based in Hertfordshire and designed and produced a miscellaneous range of electronic products for a mixed market. An approach from the Water Pollution Research Laboratory (WPRL) to collaborate on the design, development and production of an instrument to measure water quality paved the way into the waste water market that remains the core of the Company's business to the present day. In 1969 Roger Parker decided he would like a lifestyle change and moved, taking the Company with him, to St Austell, Cornwall. After operating from several locations around the town the company moved into its current premises in 1988.
By then Partech was an established supplier to the water and wastewater industries and had built an excellent reputation with its customers, primarily the water utilities. The subsequent privatisation of these bodies during the late 1980's was to prove most beneficial to the Company.During the development of the company a number of notable firsts have been achieved. In the mid 1970's Partech developed the first automatic sludge blanket monitor, providing an analogue output proportional to the depth of the sludge blanket. This principal is still in use today, and has been proven to work in applications where the modern ultrasonic type systems also offered by Partech cannot operate. In the early 1980's the need to reduce the labour on treatment plants led to the introduction of the TurbiTech self cleaning sensors. These sensors have been continually evolved into the market leading TurbiTechw² that is in production today.
After a period of ill health Roger Parker died at the end of 1999. The company directors then carried out a management buy out of the company from the estate. Partech's good name for quality products within the market continues and it is adding to its reputation by delivering a high standard of service that is perceived by its customer as among the best in the sector. Over many years of trading the company has established a reputation for the quality of its products and levels of service it provides and enjoys a name second to none within the water industry.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1726 879800
Fax: +44 (0) 1726 879801
Partech (Electronics) Ltd
Elevendoors, 111-113 Charlestown Road
Company Registration Number: 804340
VAT Number: GB 131 7966 58
1964 - Founded by Roger Parker
1965 - First Suspended Solids Sensor
1970 - Moved to Cornwall
1974 - First Automatic Sludge Blanket Monitor
1980 - Self Cleaning Sensor Solids Introduced
1995 - Micro-Processor Based Product
1996 - BS5750/IS09000 Accredaition
2000 - MBO by Directors
2004 - Purchase of EauxSys
2006 - System build capability added
2007 - MCERT Awarded to Turbidity Monitor
2010 - WaterWatch² Launched