A BUSINESS boss has clinched a new order to add to an increasingly impressive list of clients.
Hartlepool man John Mullins, 43, owns and runs Oracle Drive Systems as its managing director.
The father-of-two and former Hartlepool College of Further Education student, has clients all over the world including in the USA, Holland, Hungary, Belgium and Hong Kong.
The company’s head office is in Batley in West Yorkshire but John works mostly from his home in Hartlepool. He has a workforce of four people.
Oracle also works closely with Hartlepool College of Further Education and he has praised it for helping to make one of his latest contracts a huge success.
Oracle Drive Systems is a systems integrator company. It offers services such as designing and building control panels, supplying drive modules and equipment, doing thermal imaging surveys, and doing computer aided updates and redrawing.
Mr Mullins said: “We recently won a large order with a North-East company to supply eight control systems for some electrically driven under-rollers. These are used to wind up various products such as hose and electrical cables on various sizes of drums.
“We wanted the control system to be easy for the operators to set up.”
Technical difficulties meant the firm turned for advice on the set-up to the college.
“The college was contacted to see if one of the mathematicians could generate a formula that could be programmed in the control system to automatically take into account all the variables,” said Mr Mullins.
He added: “Within two days the college had produced a formula based on my required variables which was then programmed into the control system.”
“Oracle Drive Systems are proud to be working with the college and the assistance they have provided may well provide further opportunities for similar future projects.”
Mr Mullins believes in working with local firms to develop his business. He has linked up with town company Reactive Design to develop a new website and e-commerce facilities.
They would, he said, “help expand our business profile and services.”
The success of Oracle goes even further.
Mr Mullins said: “I have recently won a maintenance contract for a major oil and gas company to provide them with site services support and have employed a full-time CAD technician to update and manage their electrical drawings.”