Simulation Systems (SSL), Yatton

Simulation Systems (SSL), Yatton

Simulation Systems (SSL) is an independent, privately owned multi-award winning technology company, established in Yatton in 1979 and founded upon the ability to provide best-in-class hardware and software solutions, designed from first principles, to precisely meet clients' specifications and needs.

Our skills and capabilities are recognised by our inclusion in multiple Government Procurement Service Frameworks through which many of our products and services can be purchased directly  In 2012 SSL won two national business awards for innovation and in 2013 won the Queens award for Enterprise in Innovation. SSL has also been listed a rarely equalled four times in the Sunday Times/Microsoft TechTrack listings.

As a systems and equipment designer, integrator and solutions provider, we work closely with Highways Agency, Transport Scotland, National Assembly of Wales, Transport for London, Somerset County Council, Suffolk County Council, Nottingham County Council, Bradford City Council, Bristol City Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Hampshire County Council, MIRA and others as well as associated leading consultancies, design agencies and suppliers including Colas IDS, Computacenter, Serco, Fluor, Detica, Carillion/Costain, Amey, Mouchel, Capita Symonds, Balfour Beatty, WSAtkins, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, IBI, WSP, CoeVal, ClearView, Redspeed, Dambach, Vital, URS/Scott Wilson, Peek and Siemens.

The range of core activities encompasses design and manufacture of Traffic Management Technology Equipment including CCTV cameras Digital CCTV Surveillance Systems and Traffic Monitoring and Control Systems, provision of integrated systems including Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Compliant Tunnel Control Systems, Motorway Outstation Equipment, Message Sign Controllers, Motorway Indicators, Web Applications plus the supply of related maintenance and test equipment.

Our principal activities include:

  • Delivery of Technology
  • Major system design
  • Design & development of software & firmware for object orientated, visual & legacy systems
  • Electronic & electrical circuit design
  • System implementation on PC, embedded microcontroller & bespoke platforms
  • Electronics & hardware development and proving
  • Proof of concept trials
  • Manufacturing & assembly
  • Installation, commissioning, testing
  • Training
  • Maintenance, support & helpdesk
  • Development & enhancement
  • Specialist contract equipment manufacture

We are also distributors for leading edge CCTV equipment including Yamano Precision Lenses and dMist digital image cleaning systems.

We have well developed and proven capabilities with an excellent reputation for delivering on-time, within budget and providing value for money technology solutions. SSL operate a Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2008 with TickIT v5.

Our 120 staff are all highly qualified and many have a great deal of experience. Our capabilities range from electronics and software design, civils design and installation, through to system installation, user training, support and all year around first or second line maintenance. Our project managers are qualified to PRINCE2 standard.

SSL is ideally situated in North Somerset, based on Market Industrial Estate in Yatton occupying 9 buildings covering a total of 1900m2.

MD Louis Thompson said “The benefits we gain from working here in North Somerset include the great ease of access to the M4/M5, the airport and the main rail links. The surroundings are great to live and work in and we are surrounded by several superb universities. The business support and other benefits offered by NSC are second to none and our local MP Liam Fox is also a great supporter. ”


Simulation Systems, Unit 12 Market Industrial Estate, Yatton BS49 4RF
Telephone: 01934 838 803
Fax: 01934 876 202