AuCom was established in 1978 to design and manufacture a top end range of stereo amplifiers. The name AuCom originates from the combination 'Au' for audio, and 'Com' for communication. The two founders were brought together by their mutual interest in amateur radio and appreciation of music. Mark Empson was the electronics design expert and Ray Archer the business partner with entrepreneurial skills.
As well as amplifiers, AuCom was also involved in the design of power supplies for radio broadcast systems, taxi alarms and energy saving devices for single phase and three phase ac induction motors. These energy saving devices were manufactured under a license agreement with the American space agency, NASA. From here the electronic soft starter technology was born and this became the main focus of the company who produced the world’s first range of commercially viable soft starters.
Now AuCom expands the range to include a wider range of industrial electronics, motor control centres and switchgear to create a complete solution.
Throughout AuCom's history, AuCom has always been dedicated to innovation and research. Through a mix of agility and hard work AuCom keeps at the forefront of industrial electronic technology. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. We are known for our flexibility and engineering skill, and are recognised as the world's leading specialist in soft starters.
Unlike other companies who just shift boxes, our passion and enthusiasm show in every relationship with our customers.
In other words, 'With AuCom... it's personal'.