Forward Microsystems Ltd

40-42 Northgate Street
United Kingdom

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Over the past 25 years, Forward Microsystems Ltd has been providing electronic manufacture services and software solutions for industry and retail.  These include everything from magnetic card security devices and point of use stock monitors to user-friendly software solutions that generate improved efficiency to picking speeds. 

Our greatest expertise is in the area of Inventory Management and we have designed and supplied many national and international companies with solutions for vertical storage carousels and static racking. 

We don’t just offer off-the-shelf solutions and have worked with many companies to design bespoke software that really adds value, based around a company’s specific requirements.  Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and all of our products are fully backed up by the service of our friendly Customer Support team.  

Carousel Related Products

Our status as the UK’s leading manufacturer of control systems for units such as Vertical Storage Carousels (Paternosters) is the result of our extensive experience of the carousel industry, gained over the past 20 years. We have recently designed and manufactured replacement electronic controls for all carousel units over 10 years old.  This is due to manufacturers of the units deeming the controls obsolete.  To further extend our expert offering we can also supply a complete range of software that enhances picking and storing performance and productivity.

Health & Safety

Our magnetic card security device enhances security on many types of electronic items.  The device only allows the electronic items to be used when a registered magnetic card is inserted.  Once the card is removed the equipment will no longer work.

Point of Use

You no longer have to deal with the inconvenience of running out of stock with our point of use solutions.  Our devices and software have been developed to monitor stock levels of self service items on the shop floor such as tooling, fasteners and general materials.  The devices and software are linked to a central computer where you can monitor and re-order stock as required.  The point of use solutions we have developed are suitable to a large number of items, anywhere from nuts and bolts right up to large high-value items such as carbide tools.

Point of Sale Display

You want your point of sale displays to really stand out and the use of movement, sound and/or light are popular ways to do this effectively.  Forward Microsystems Ltd have many cost effective ways to do this, but we can also integrate sophisticated control units and adaptors that incorporate anti-theft apparatus allowing you to showcase your goods safely.

General Industrial

As experts in the field, Forward Microsystems Ltd is frequently approached to commission new controls or to modernise existing controls in order to achieve enhanced functionality to a wide range of industrial machinery and to generate cost savings on production.  For the most part we use embedded microprocessors when manufacturing these controls.

Other Electronics

In addition to the electronic solutions above we also manufacture an extensive array of other electronic controls and measuring devices such as steam bath controls and battery checkers.  Please contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements.


We have designed a range of complimentary software products: 

Netstock – Stock Management System handling storage and parts retrieval in Vertical Storage Carousels.  Optimises stock levels with full traceability. 

ePic – Windows-based Stock Management System using .Net technology. Allows picking via fastest route order. Individual security access for full traceability. 

WinLink – Hooks to existing software to control carousels. 

TAG-Track – tracking system for tools. 

PanelMagic – Point of Use control for Fastener Management Twin Bin system 

DocTrack – Control for document archive storage 

In addition to our own software we also support the following: EARS (Electronic Automated Replenishment System for Point of Use using Load-cell technology), Cab-e-Net (the ultimate Point of Use control system)


Our products are backed up by a range of support packages to ensure our customers’ needs are always met. Our highly skilled support team are just a phone call away and provide support for our entire product range of electronics and software.  They also offer a spares and repairs service for third-party maintenance providers.



Registration Number: 01836276
VAT Number: GB399 8933 59
Registered at Companies House:26 July, 1984 (37 years and 9 months ago)
No of Employees: 21-50
Annual Turnover: n/a
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Opening Times

Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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