The company, that was established in 1986 was a spinout from a UK University as a not-for-profit company.
It has a history of working with many new designs and technologies, and with science specialists and schools to inspire and make learning fun.
It supplies technical education resources, many of which are manufactured in the UK, to assist students in designing and using technology within schools.
The company continuously seeks to innovate with new ranges of scientific and technology products for the education sector. The product ranges include a range of electronic project components, rockets and racers, motors, their flagship programmable controller product, robotics, smart materials and scientific equipment.
The newest innovation is a circuit board controlled via easy-to-use software. The company has constantly enhanced this product to keep ahead of competitors. It is unique as the design both enables and supports physical computing. Children and students can design an engineered product with the capability to easily add lights, movement and various sensors, all while improving their knowledge of programming skills. The custom drag-and-drop software was inspired by Scratch software, which is widely recognised within the teaching profession. The latest enhancements to the product makes it even more robust and easy to use, which means even non-specialist teachers are able to use with their students. The company are in R&D stage to develop a version that will be available for a younger age group to use.
The company has one established distributor in Spain but are looking to extend their distribution network through distribution services agreements in other countries.