Steatite - Technology for harsh environments

Technology for harsh environments

About Us

Technology for harsh environments

Established in 1938, Steatite is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of rugged portable and industrial embedded computing, custom lithium battery packs, secure communication systems and antennas.  Our focus is on providing highly reliable technology for use in harsh environments, where failure is not an option.

Over the years we have developed a first class reputation for providing solutions that precisely meet the operational demands of our customers. Custom engineering is at the heart of our business. As a result, dedicated in-house teams support clients by designing, manufacturing and testing the most advanced range of products and systems tailored to their specific application requirements.

Quality is a key driver and consequently we are ISO 9001: 2015 certified. Security-cleared individuals and facilities are complemented by a strong engineering and design capability. We have in depth knowledge of CE, UK DEF STAN, American MIL-STD, NATO STANAG and UK, European and American TEMPEST standards. These standards are especially relevant for many of our customers.

As an innovative, technology driven company, we play an active role within the scientific community, driving ground breaking research and development projects. Projects that are designed to inspire new technologies that operate at the very limits of technical capability.

Our headquarters are located in Redditch near Birmingham, where we have a large purpose built manufacturing facility. We also operate an extensive battery assembly plant in Crewkerne, somerset, and a ‘world class’ antenna manufacturing unit in Leominster, Herefordshire, where we operate some of the UK’s most advanced test equipment.

Our technology enables our customers to operate in some of the world’s most extreme environments. Contact us to see how we can help you.

Group Information

As a part of the Solid State PLC Group of companies, quoted on the UK AIM market (SOLI), Steatite benefits from its association and close working relationship with the other companies in the group (SolstaPacer Components), and accompanying resources.


Steatite’s facilities include a secure 27,000 square feet site, located in Redditch, dedicated to design, engineering, manufacturing and service support.

In addition to our main Redditch site, we operate a 24,000 sq ft battery design and assembly facility located in Crewkerne, and a 15,000 sq ft facility in Leominster dedicated to antenna production, electronics and software.

This site also contains a design engineering workshop and state-of-the-art microwave laboratory.

Steatite Redditch

Corporate Headquarters & Manufacturing Facility
Ravensbank Business Park,
Acanthus Road, Redditch,
B98 9EX
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1527 512 400
Fax: +44 (0)1527 512 419

Steatite Leominster

Antennas & Subsystems
Unit 15 Croft Business Park,
Southern Avenue,
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1568 617 920

Custom Power Crewkerne

Batteries & Power
Unit 17 Northern Way,
Cropmead Industrial Estate,
TA18 7HJ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)1460 980100

Steatite regional offices

Marine Robotics Innovation Centre
National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom