About Gimson Robotics


We're a developer and stockist of electromechanical products, supplying a wide range of components including electric actuators, actuator controllers, and many related accessories.
We exist as a retail website, eBay store and custom project workshop.
We offset our carbon footprint via Ecologi




From our start in November 2011, we have quickly grown to become one of the most prominent suppliers of linear actuators and associated electrical and mechanical hardware in the United Kingdom, releasing many exclusively-developed products along the way. 

The company is owned and managed by Ewan Gimson, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University. The company inherits the family name and a long tradition of work in design and technology industries. From the beginning, the business has been designed to be flexible to demand, sometimes employing engineering students alongside full-time technicians to deal with project work alongside stocked-product offerings. We embrace new technologies whenever possible, and as an online-focused business we are able to offer significant time and money savings over other engineering firms for a range of items and services. We definitely do not cut corners though, and strive to provide unrivalled customer support, as our reviews on Google hopefully testify!

As a climate-conscious business we are proud to be part of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership, started to promote sustainability in local businesses. We operate from an industrial unit with solar panels on the roof along with excellent thermal insulation, the majority of our day-to-day waste is recycled or reused, we use as many recyclable packaging materials as possible, and most of our staff cycle or walk in to work each day rather than driving. 

From 2020 we also begun to fund tree planting (over 30,000 trees sponsored to date) and carbon offsetting projects through Ecologi. We do not believe that carbon offsetting is a solution to climate change, but that paying for offsets (especially for more than you expect your activities are resonsible for) can't be a bad thing, to help incentivise the green industries of the future that we will all rely on to reach net zero by 2050.


Custom Projects

Not only do we stock products for sale through the website but we also frequently provide bespoke customer modifications and develop new products on an application-specific basis. Our experience with microcontroller development makes us well placed to develop more-complex automation systems alongside mechanical design elements. 


Just some examples of what we can do are listed below:


Bespoke wiring harnesses and connector adapters.
Tailor-made motor & actuator controllers.
Automatic-charging battery back-up systems (UPSs).
Automated control systems utilising sensors (IR, break-beam, ultrasonic, temperature etc.) and custom-programmed micro-controllers.
DC motors, actuators and geared transmissions designed to application requirements.
LCD and LED based display solutions for real-time control feedback.
Arduino development (software and hardware).
Bespoke control panels for wired and remotely operated systems.
Relay & solid-state control circuits for operating DC motors and accessories (such as indicator LEDs, sounders).
CAD (computer aided design) modelling, including installation guides for linear actuators and product prototyping. We most often work with Autodesk Fusion 360.
Internet-connected devices using Wi-Fi, 'IoT' technologies.
Multiple-actuator synchronising control systems.

If you are looking for help with your electrical or mechanical project, or to develop a new product, then we may be able to provide a solution. Please get in contact with your requirements and we'll let you know what we can offer.