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Profile & History

TouchStar plc has been supplying turnkey data collection and mobile computing solutions for industrial and commercial applications since 1982. 'Blue Chip' organisations such as Coca Cola Enterprises, Wincanton Logistics, Ford Motor Company, Corus / Tata Steel, GSK, British Airways, Air Berlin, BP and Total have benefited from a highly professional approach to project fulfilment.

Our solutions are always ‘fit for purpose’. To this end, we can provide tangible evidence of our status as a leading supplier. The TouchStar Group;

  • Has an installed base of over 500,000 terminals and 500 sites
  • Enjoys a high level of roll-out and repeat business
  • Has low staff turnover, plus a high level of expertise in systems integration, wireless technology and networks
  • Manufactures a broad range of Windows-based devices in a variety of form factors ( PDA, tablet, full screen etc. )
  • Can also supply and support data capture hardware from a variety of third party manufacturers
  • Provides sophisticated software solutions for business applications
  • Will undertake bespoke software and hardware development if required
  • Supplies vehicle tracking and telematics systems and associated software

The service that we can extend to our clients includes;

  • Thorough analysis of client’s overall system requirement. Resolution of integration issues with legacy systems
  • System design and manufacture, including bespoke software and hardware development if required
  • System commissioning and installation
  • Full local post-sale system maintenance and service, including 'rapid response' call-out for any customers that require it

TouchStar plc has become the preferred supplier to many leading organisations throughout the World. Loyalty shown by these customers is testimony to our commitment to in-house quality systems, on-going research and development, employee training and an overall customer-centred approach.

Memorandum of Association (PDF Download) Articles of Association (PDF Download) Acquisition of TouchStar Technologies (PDF Download)

Key Milestones

Some key milestones in the formation and operation of TouchStar plc (formerly Belgravium Technologies plc).

1904: The Company was incorporated in Scotland in 1904 (SC5543) and its country of operation is the United Kingdom.

1995: The Group acquired Belgravium Ltd.

1999: The group suffered losses in 1999 due to loss of confidence in engineering markets.

2001: All the loss-making engineering businesses and contingent liabilities were sold.The remaining company was re-named Belgravium Technologies Plc and thought it more relevant to transfer onto AIM. A Placing at the time raised £420,000.

2004: This year marked the 100th year of Belgravium Technologies Plc as a registered company at Companies House. Belgravium Technologies was incorporated on 24 February 1904 and in this year held its 100th Annual General Meeting.

2005: Belgravium Technologies plc acquired Touchstar Technologies Ltd to further consolidate its position as the leading UK mobile computing provider.

The proposal was announced on the London AIM Stock Exchange on Tuesday

27th September 2005, ratified by Belgravium Technologies shareholders at an EGM held on 21st October 2005 and was formally completed on the 24th October 2005.

2006: On Friday 13th January 2006 Belgravium Technologies Plc acquired the entire share capital of Novo Ivc Ltd from WM-data Oy of Finland. Novo Ivc mobile sales and stock control systems are used on more than 2000 daily journeys by over 50,000 attendants, handling sales in excess of £230 million. Over a decade of world market leadership has already been achieved by providing optimum retail control for Airlines and Railways and their catering and service providers including KLM, Jet 2, Qantas, Alpha, Lufthansa, GNER and Gate Gourmet, amongst others.

2016: TouchStar Technologies Limited, unveiled its new brand identity which saw all existing group brands come together under the umbrella brand of “TouchStar”.

On the 24th May 2016 Belgravium Technologies PLC was renamed as TouchStar plc. The proposal was approved by shareholders at the AGM held on the same day.

TouchStar plc is now a leading manufacturer of electronic data capture equipment and related software solutions, with a wide range of blue-chip clients throughout the UK and Europe.