Innovative Technology Solutions

Technology to improve the places we live and work

Practical solutions for technology problems

We’re a UK business, proud of our North West roots, as well as our national operation and global reach. We use our expert knowledge and skills across all our divisions to develop intelligent tech solutions that optimise performance. We work with businesses to help them adapt and keep pace with a rapidly changing world, which is why we create specialist teams with the relevant strengths and vision to grow your business. We’ve been problem solving for our customers for more than 25 years, accumulating valuable knowledge and industry insights that allow us to continually create new and innovative solutions.

Infrastructure and Investments

What sets us apart is our ability to operate as a skills hub, sharing resources and strategic thinking across our infrastructure brands and Investments.

Our brands


We use our service-led application expertise to design, manufacture, supply and maintain innovative solutions. This enables us to add value through energy saving for a wide range of sectors, including lighting, heating, traffic management and connectivity.


Our investments division complements our other products and services by investing in a diverse range of start-ups, to which we offer funding, business mentoring and non-executive services.

Pilot Group Infrastructure is built on more than 60 years’ experience in the electronics, electrical, heating and lighting markets. Our teams offer integrated technology solutions with the goal of improving working environments and transport systems.

With a combination of well-established third party products complementing our own brands and technologies, our solutions focus on reducing energy usage and providing connective technologies to industrial, commercial and public sector clients. These encompass future-proof solutions for energy management, data processing, networking, asset management and compliance utilising the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

Hilclare is a UK-based LED manufacturer providing flexible lighting design solutions to the commercial and industrial sector. Our bespoke robust solutions are made in the UK, cover internal and external applications including extreme temperature and hazardous area lighting, all supported by our own extensive manufacturer’s warranties.

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TWM designs, manufactures, monitors and maintains integrated traffic control systems for road, rail and waterways. From connected warning signs to zebra crossing equipment, all our products are precision made to order in the UK, carry our own extensive manufacturer’s warranties, and are fully approved by local authorities.

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Vickers specialises in the efficient control of industrial heating and lighting systems using cloud-based technologies. Our energy management solutions are made in the UK and programmed to integrate with other systems to save an average 40% in energy costs. We also offer pro-active monitoring, a 24/7 helpline and a range of finance options.

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ESL specialises in competitive supply chain solutions, delivering branded electrical control, automation and switchgear products to the wholesale and distribution sectors. We provide a local service with global expertise and our extensive stock facilitates fast response times.

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Utopia is an innovative, value-add information technology solutions provider, offering a unique range of leading-edge products and services for the secure processing, storing and networking of data. We also use intelligent IoT devices to design systems that support compliance monitoring, flow control and asset management. This in turn helps businesses to improve productivity and meet regulatory health and safety standards.

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Pilot Group Engineering is a specialist metalwork fabrication company based in West Yorkshire. With over 15 years’ experience, Pilot Group Engineering produce precision engineered metal work for a variety of industries. An excellent reputation for quality is held in high regard. Their capabilities include CNC punching & bending, hand spinning, welding, power pressing, tool making and general fabrication and sub-assembly.

Pilot Group Investments has a proven track record and expertise across a wide variety of investments outside the Pilot Group companies. The experience we have gained through working with these businesses has given us valuable insights that will benefit new and existing Pilot Group enterprises.

Our aim is to invest in a range of start-up companies that complement the products and services offered by the rest of Pilot Group. We currently have several projects in the pipeline and will share more details as they progress.