Supplying rugged IT to defence programmes worldwide

Westek designs, develops and manufactures high performance rugged computer hardware and peripherals from our base in Wiltshire, UK.

Our custom-made products are supplied to a global market, and are designed to reliably perform in the toughest of conditions.

Our Approach

We recognise that our equipment is vital to our customers’ operations – enabling critical communication in the harshest environments.

That’s why we work closely with our customers to evaluate their needs and develop a solution that fully meets application and environmental requirements.

Our experienced technical teams can customise servers to meet specific individual applications while our inhouse chassis can be developed to operate in the most challenging environments from -40°C operation, enhanced shock and vibration requirements, to ultra-low EMC profiles.

  • Field-proven high quality, high availability rugged products
  • 30-years’ heritage as a British manufacturer
  • 24/7 technical support service with comprehensive global support
  • Fully accredited: ISO 9001:2015, JOSCAR

Why Westek?

At Westek, we aim to be your number one choice for rugged computer hardware. Choosing Westek means benefiting from:

  • Reliable performance in remote locations
  • Knowledge and experienced gained from over 30 years within the industry
  • Innovative and dynamic products
  • Full product lifecycle support from conception to project end
  • Proven components from leading manufacturers
  • Comprehensive range of products designed to survive extreme environments
  • Two-year warranty as standard backed by expert technical support
  • UKCA/CE compliance on all products, designed for UL and FCC approval
  • Designed to meet aspects of MIL and Def-Stan standards, with options for formal testing as a service

Leadership Team

James Pickles
Managing Director

Having held several strategic leadership roles over the past decade, James joined the Westek business as Managing Director in 2022 with a vision to drive a growth and development strategy to fundamentally create an amazing organisation to all stakeholders. Taking his experience from various industry sectors including Automotive, Oil and Gas as well as Defence, Westek is evolving holistically through a ‘values driven’ approach that not only engages on business activities but also one that embeds the business with the wider community through charitable and voluntary work. Outside of work James likes to spend time with his young family and enjoy various fitness activities.

Marianne Magennis
Head of Finance

As Westek’s Finance Manager, Marianne manages the accounting, financial reporting, and financial analysis for the business. Marianne has over 15-years’ finance and management accounting experience gained from a broad range of industries including Telecommunications, Civil Engineering, and the Retail sector. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and reading.

Wendy Dorkin (Assoc. CIPD)
Head of HR

Joining Westek in November 2019, Wendy set up the HR Department for the business. She is responsible for the full employee lifecycle, and a strong advocate of employee wellbeing and personal development. Wendy is a Mentor for CIPD Steps Ahead, a Mental Health First Aider and a Menopause Champion. Outside of work, she is an avid music fan as well as enjoying reading and creative writing workshops.

Phil Hayward
Head of QHSE

Following a 24-year career as an aircraft technician in the army, Phil has spent over 15 years in quality engineering roles. He has developed a broad range of experience across a number of industries, expanding his skill set to include Environmental and H&S management. His focus is on achieving and maintaining certification while promoting continuous improvement to enhance the customer experience. Outside of work, Phil is a keen cyclist and gardener.

Pete Brundell
Head of Technical

Bringing over 20-years’ engineering and technical experience, Pete joined Westek in 2007 to lead the Customer Service and Technical Teams – embracing the new and emerging technology shift into COTS rugged systems and bringing a cutting-edge approach in System Integration with a strong customer focus. Pete believes in leading the team from the front, backed by a strong technical team, to ensure customer satisfaction. Pete also runs a semi-professional beekeeping business, circa 8 million bees around North Wiltshire, with a strong environmental focus.

Our Capabilities

Customisation and Bespoke Design

Tailored to meet requirements
Full scale bespoke development
Functional models for LAB environment

In House Test and Characterisation

Temperature test and characterisation
Temperature and humidity testing
In-depth functional testing & inspection

Verification and Certification

Test plans & full support during testing
MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810,
Def Stans, DO-160, TEMPEST etc.