In mid-July, RDS Technology announced that it had been awarded the ISO 9001: 2015 certification for the design, development, test and manufacture of electronic instrumentation for agricultural and industrial equipment following an evaluation process by the British Standards Institution. The ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized international benchmark for quality within an organization.

“Achieving this certification ensures suppliers and customers can have confidence in knowing that RDS Technology consistently meets the high standards that have been set out by the International Organization for Standardization,” said Mike Ballard, RDS Technology quality manager. “It was a fantastic result for RDS. The award is reflective of the hard work that was put in by everyone. It is truly a company achievement.”

RDS Technology, established in the late 1960s, was a pioneer in the use of electronics for agriculture with the introduction of the Grain Loss Monitor for combine harvesters.

The company expanded its activities into other sectors of mobile machinery and is now a market leader in on-board machinery electronics, serving the industrial, agricultural, quarrying and shipping machinery sectors.


RDS Technology, a Topcon Positioning Group company, designs and manufactures a wide range of instrumentation

for the mobile machinery industry. Areas of expertise include on-board weighing, seed-drill, baler and wrapper controls. RDS supplies over 100 original equipment manufacturers worldwide with custom solutions, as well as supplying standard ‘retro-fit’ products (and after-sales service) through a network of specialist independent distributors in over 30 countries. Headquartered in Minchinhampton in the United Kingdom, RDS pioneered the use of electronics for agriculture and continues to lead in other sectors of mobile machinery.