At Quantic Thistle, our mission as a UK SME is to design and manufacture the world’s most accurate custom encoders for mission critical motion and control applications across Land, Sea, Subsurface and Air domains, as well as critical industrial applications not only in the UK, but into Europe and continents across the world.

For over three decades Thistle has supplied vital components for key UK platforms such as Scimitar, Warrior, Challenger, and Ajax vehicles, Type 45, Type 26, QE Class ships, Astute and Dreadnought submarines and Hawk aircraft, in additional to export sales to friendly nations such as the US and Japan.

While our focus remains the design, prototyping and manufacture of next generation encoders, we also maintain an expertise in ‘building to print’ and reverse engineering to enable customers to maintain continuity of supply on critical legacy programs.