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Worldwide specialists for over 35 years

ETL Systems has been designing and manufacturing RF equipment since 1984, and from 2003 onwards benefited from the new management of Ian Hilditch and Dr Esen Bayar. In 2013 it received its third Queens Award for Enterprise, marking impressive growth in International Trade, and is now one of the world’s leading RF manufacturers to the Satellite industry.

And in 2019 ETL received a royal visit from HRH Prince Charles, recognising the innovative engineering contribution ETL has had to Herefordshire and the country.

Dr Esen Bayar leads a dedicated in-house design and engineering team, which specialises in originating RF design concepts, as well as enhancing existing products to meet customer needs. Ian Hilditch heads up the commercial team covering global Sales and Marketing and Finance.


30 acre site, 150 staff

Located at its purpose built secure facility next to the BT Madley Satellite Earth Station, ETL boasts RF testing facilities, software design, automated circuit board assembly, concept design areas, pick and place machinery as well as machining workshops. This means that design, production and maintenance can be carried out in-house under the umbrella of the newly awarded ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

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ETL’s heritage is in designing satellite signal routing solutions for Broadcasters, who demand hi-levels of RF performance, as well as redundancy and resilience. This expertise has been expanded to cover Government, Defence, Marine, Private VSAT networks as well as global Satellite Operators.

ETL continues to invest heavily in Research & Development, to ensure that its RF components and rack mounted equipment meet the changing needs of the Satellite industry.

In 2019, ETL Systems successfully acquired Atlantic Microwave, a leading provider of microwave components and satellite communication test equipment. ETL's Instrumentation and Measurement division offer a range of complementary RF products for the ground segment including Test Loop Translators, Satellite Simulators and Noise Generators and are also very focused on customisation.

To support the management teams ambitious growth plans, in 2020 ETL Systems received significant investment from CBPE Capital.