For over 50 years Cockayne has specialised in instrumentation and control systems for industrial processes.

Our extensive knowledge of primary measurement instrumentation and of the industry-standard PLC/SCADA systems allows us to offer total solutions to clients’ process requirements. Although we have strategic alliances with many major manufacturers, as an independent company we can offer the best technical solution for each project.

Our operation covers the entire industrial spectrum, from Distilling and Brewing, Steel, Pharmaceuticals, Food, Power, Water and Oil and Gas.

The original business of J E Cockayne Limited was founded in 1965 and quickly established a reputation as the leading manufacturer of cask filling and disgorging solutions to the whisky industry. In 2016 the company was sold and after a number of difficult years, the business went into liquidation in August 2019.  The intellectual property including all designs, software and know-how was acquired by Edwards Engineering and subsequently transferred into Cockayne Systems Limited, a joint venture between Edwards and DPS Group.


Edwards Engineering has deep mechanical and structural engineering experience across all major industries and DPS Group is a leading automation and controls company with key OEM partnerships with Siemens, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric. Together they have over 70 years combined experience serving customers in both the whisky and other industries.

Our aim continues to be the best process control solution provider in Scotland, the UK, and we are now starting to supply to other areas of the globe, by offering clients products, systems, technical support and after-sales service which is second to none.

So, whatever your requirements are, Cockayne can provide you with a solution.