Company History


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The company was founded in September 1976 when the Sumlock/Rockwell Corporation decided
to close it’s European office equipment division. Five unemployed electronic engineers who previously worked at the North London branch felt it might be a good idea to put their redundancy money into a new company to take over what was left of the business and see
what could be made of it. Faced with an ever declining calculator repair market, the new company soon expanded into repairing a whole range of electronic products.

1978 saw the launch in the UK, of the Commodore PET range of Personal Computers and EGS
was there at the beginning, being appointed the seventh UK distributor of the product. This
was a period of tremendous growth in the market, and faced with demand from the business sector, EGS created a subsidiary company Alpha Business Systems Ltd., to provide systems analysis services along with installation, training and support for a market which quickly took
on board the new developments from Commodore and two years later the new offering from

By 1980, EGS had also moved into the installation and repair of Electronic Point of Sale Equipment, and in that year was appointed Warranty Agents for the US manufactured
POSITRAN Fast Food POS system. This system soon became the market leader in the field
with customers such as Wimpy Hamburgers, Casey Jones, Quick,and even McDonalds. Today, EGS continues to service a declining number of POSITRAN Systems.

With sustained growth a need was soon felt for larger premises and in 1981 the company
moved to its present home in Ware. The company has continued to grow in a number of directions and now also services and maintains a wide variety of P.C. based systems used in
the Retail Trade. These include price ticketing systems as well as POS systems, and our
national service team, coupled with our independence as a company, has helped us to secure further business with the leading Japanese manufacturer CASIO.

Since January 1992, EGS has been providing Warranty Support on a range of CASIO products. Our connection with CASIO has made it possible for a large number of their VAR’s to benefit
from ‘Big Company’ support via ourselves without the tremendous overheads it would
otherwise entail.

In 1993 EGS were appointed distributors of the FASFAX (Geac) range of POS systems manufactured in the USA. We continue to provide Repair facilities for FASFAX systems
installed in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Malta, Spain, Hungary and Poland as well as still maintaining a number of systems installed in Burger King Restaurants in the United Kingdom
and Ireland.

Electrologics (now owned by Quikserve in Omaha) made EGS their European distributors of the highly successful “POS Works” range of POS Systems in 1998. We have installed and continue
to maintain over 120 of these systems within the Burger King Franchise marketplace.

In addition to our wide experience in Quick Service POS systems, we are also the European Agents for the ACCUVIEW Order Confirmation Displays from Texas Digital Systems, Drive-Thru Timer Systems from Phase Research and Servtronix, APG Cash Drawers from Minnesota and 3M Intercom Systems, including their latest XT-1 Digital System.

With our Repair Centres in Ware and Oldham along with Regional Service Bases throughout the United Kingdom, we offer a complete range of support services including National Field Maintenance. It is our boast that, weather and traffic permitting, no site in the UK is more
than 3 hours from one of our Regional Service Centres.