Aber Instruments


Aber Instruments is a long established and a successful global company supplying thousands of advanced systems for use in the Brewing, Biotech, Biorenewables and Biofuel industries, counting the world’s biggest pharmaceutical and brewing companies.  

Requirements: Site Audit, Installation, On-going IT Support, Unified Wireless, Internet Security
Location: Aber Instruments, Science Park, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AH
Website: www.aber-instruments.co.uk

We use 5C Services as back up to our in-house IT department and would heartily recommend them to any prospective customers. They have knowledge of a wide range of IT services and systems and are always on the end of a phone for the more complex problems. When on-site, they are professional and willing to work with you and your ideas to get your infrastructure and systems running quickly and efficiently. Overall, an excellent IT partner for us here at Aber Instruments.
— Gavin Richards - IT & Logistics Manager - Aber Instruments Ltd - Aberystwyth

The Brief 

  • Undertake a full site audit and provide a solution for a robust IT infrastructure
  • Manage IT projects and implement solutions that were required to help Aber Instruments make most of their IT. 
  • To provide ongoing and flexible IT support 

Our relationship with Aber Instruments started in October 2012 as they had a requirement for a trusted IT supplier that could help them assess their IT needs and help them implement a robust IT infrastructure that will work for them for years to come. 

our solution

Following an initial meeting with Aber Instruments 5c Services took time to understand their business, system and their future requirements.  Any key areas that needed improvements to deliver that were identified where then discussed with client further to asses and make sure nothing gets missed.

Following the brief a new unified wireless system was audited, installed and configured.  This allowed for roaming throughout Aber’s site in the required areas providing a range of wireless networks including Company, Guest etc that was then linked back to the installed Watchguard UTM device to provide internet usage as per the company policy.  As part of this we also installed a more robust connection & fail over for internet access to help ensure accessibility of there cloud services.

Based on the success of the systems installed we then continued at looking to improve the resilience of Aber Instruments server setup allowing for future growth.   

We then provided assistance with IT infrastructure, planning and have implemented a new server, set up hosted exchange mailboxes, improved security and remote backup solution.  Following a successful completion and as part of the ongoing IT support, advice and installation of IT Equipment our proactive monitoring system was also installed.

Aber instruments is now able to call the office if there is ever any issues or system requirements and have it addressed and resolved within hours if not minutes.  All of our technicians are familiar with the set up and systems so there is never a delay in being able to deal with the call.