Stephen created Hayes Control Systems Ltd in 1994 after graduating from Kings College London. As exclusive UK distributor for Beckhoff Automation , Hayes Controls focussed on Industrial Automation and introduced PC Control and fieldbus systems into the UK.
In 2005 he developed a strong in interest in Building Automation, setting up IA Connects to specialise in Lighting Controls, HVAC and eventually IoT monitoring.
Hayes Control Systems Ltd was acquired by Beckhoff Automation GmbH in 2009 and became Beckhoff Automation Ltd with Stephen remaining as Managing Director.
Beckhoff Automation are world leaders in PC-based control systems and provide the foundational technologies and tools needed today to implement Industry 4.0 concepts and Internet of Things connectivity, all via PC-based control.