Designers and manufacturers of Alarm, Signal and Control Equipment since 1975, MEDC have developed a range of products specifically designed for use in areas where harsh environmental conditions prevail and where there is a risk of explosion due to the presence of flammable atmospheres.

MEDC are renowned throughout the world for their exacting quality standards and reliability as a leading manufacturer of Explosion Proof Equipment.

MEDC has also recently developed a range of equipment for use in industrial, marine, commercial and leisure applications. This includes the Next Two range of loudspeakers for public address, music background and voice evacuation systems with loudspeakers compliant to BS5839, part 8 available.

Based at Pinxton, Nottingham in the UK, MEDC is part of Cooper Safety currently employing around 180 people with an annual turnover of approximately £20M.

Product Applications

Oil & Gas
Coal Mining
Commercial, Retail & Industrial
Petrochemical & Pharmaceutical

Major Customers

End Users BP Amoco, Exxon Mobil, ICI, Shell, ADNOC, KOC, Petronas, QGPC, British Gas, ELF, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Petrobras, Total, Agip, ADMA OPCO, Carigali, Woodside, Hibernia, Phillips, Conoco Phillips, Norsk Hydro, Statoil, Maersk, KNPC, Formosa
Engineering Companies Brown & Root, Amec, Foster Wheeler, M W Kellogg, Kvaerner John Brown, Technip, Snamprogetti, Bechtel, MMC, Sime, Stork Group
Systems Houses
ICS, August Systems, Siemens, Thorn, ABB, Autronica, Autochim, Crowcon, Draeger, Yokogawa, Haven, Tyco, Silvertech, Honeywell, Elsag Bailey, Detronics

Product Specification & Certifications

MEDC specialises in custom finished products to specific requirements. The full product range totals over 100 items, all of which are appropriately certified to internationally recognised standards, eg ATEX/CENELEC, UL, CSA, FM, SGS, GOST R & K, SAA, Chinese (CQST), PTB.

MEDC holds the International Quality Assurance Standard, ISO9001, which covers all company activities from design and development, to manufacture, sales and after sales service.

In addition to the above certification, MEDC products have approval from The Ministry of Defence, British Gas and UK Coal Mining.

Design & Development

MEDC's in-house design and development team includes mechanical, electrical and electronic specialists.

3-D CAD is used extensively throughout the design process. MEDC will undertake a bespoke design, certify and manufacture programme. Products developed include Gas Detectors, Control Enclosures, Flame Monitors, Vehicle Locators and Fork Lift Truck Electrical Systems.


MEDC's in-house manufacturing capability includes CNC machining centres supported by CAD/CAM and co-ordinate measuring, electrical assembly and test, specialist painting and CNC engraving. The importance placed on manufacturing all goods in-house enables us to give an extensive range of options on all products and to manufacture bespoke equipment to customers precise specifications.