Control Freaks Ltd specialise in the design and implementation of robotics, industrial automation, and all facets of electrical design.

Lincolnshire electrical engineering firm Control Freaks Ltd are celebrating their fifteenth birthday. The firm, who are now one of the go-to names in the industry, was established back in 2006 by specialist Controls Engineer Clint Johnson.

Clint’s first introduction to the world of electrical engineering began back in 1987, where the industry looked vastly different than it does today.

As Clint explains, “I was first introduced to automation on the old YTS scheme, and I distinctly remember working with the hand-held programmer, without any of the mod cons we use today.”

Clint worked in a range of roles in the industry, even working over in the Caribbean for a while before setting up Control Freaks in Holbeach, Lincolnshire.

The team at Control Freaks has since worked on a range of projects, such as the Aquatic Centres for the 2012 Olympics, the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a wireless safety system for AGV’s for a UK luxury sport car manufacturer, moving swimming pool floors and retracting staircases for multi-million-pound homes in London

When asked about his longevity in the industry, Clint had this to say, ““The old YTS scheme didn’t do much to retain interest in any job in those days, and many young people were either used as cheap labour by the employer or were tempted away by relatively higher paid factory worker jobs.”

“I wavered a few times myself, but was fortunate enough to have an encouraging parent who convinced me to stick it out.”
“All roads have led to here, and I find myself extremely fortunate to be the owner of a great company – with a great team – in a great time to be in the industry,” concludes Clint.