Process Controls Expertise, Multi-Industry Experience
Since 1969, our strong relationships with manufacturing leaders across a multitude of industries has enabled us to deliver to our customer’s leading-edge equipment, customized and effective solutions, exceptional engineering and field support, and, most importantly, superior customer service. From the full range of primary process variable measurements (including flow, pressure, level, temperature, and liquid analytical/eChem) to general, critical, and specialty control and isolation valve applications, our unsurpassed product knowledge can be relied upon to provide the best possible solutions for your process equipment.
Eastern Controls, Inc. enjoys a stellar reputation as the premier industrial process controls sales and engineering organizations in the mid-Atlantic region. The growth of the company has largely been the result of our highly trained technical sales and service personnel and their in-depth knowledge of ECI’s product lines and their applications. ECI employees stand ready to meet the demands of a wide variety of process control applications across multiple industries.
To provide a platform of growth for our customers and partners by building enduring relationships using innovative marketing strategies, cost-effective application solutions, superior technical support, and exceptional value.
We invite you to contact us at any of our regional offices for more information on our products, to have us review the specific requirements of your application, to obtain a quote, or to place an order. We look forward to working with you!
Eastern Controls’ Company Founders
Founded in 1969, Eastern Controls, Inc. opened its first sales office outside of Philadelphia as a manufacturer’s representative for Masoneilan, a major manufacturer of process control valves and instrumentation. In the following years, the company signed on as representative to several other prominent manufacturers of process control equipment and expanded its sales force accordingly.
In 1978, having established a significant sales presence in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC areas, the company opened a second sales office in Towson, Maryland. A third sales office opened in 1987 in northern New Jersey to cover the greater New York Metropolitan area. By 1980, with its reputation firmly established as the leading manufacturer’s representative for process control equipment in its territory, Eastern Controls continued to attract other major manufacturing firms looking for the best possible sales channel.
Propelled by the continued growth of its business in the 1990s, Eastern Controls found itself in need of more space for its offices, warehousing and service and repair capabilities. In 1997, ECI relocated to its current location in Edgemont, Pennsylvania, which offers 33,000 square feet of space and ample room for continued expansion. ECI’s strong relationships with its early principals are the bedrock of ECI’s success and the company has continued to build alliances with other manufacturers in order to offer the marketplace a highly diverse and complementary line of process control and instrumentation equipment.
In late 2008 the company began a major overhaul of its service & repair facilities. Upgrades included the addition of a machine shop, a fully-automated Media Blasting Center, enhanced painting booths, and new specialized individual work stations. These enhancements along with our strong commitment to quality control continue the company’s commitment to be the leading-edge, full-service supplier in our trading area. As 2009 came to a close, Masoneilan, a major principal, afforded Eastern Controls the opportunity to represent them throughout the state of Virginia. January 1, 2010 saw a combined Virginia-Maryland operations get underway. The firm’s longtime relationships with O’Brien and Burling Regulators were further enhanced to include the Virginia Territory.
On September 1st, 2015, Eastern Controls was appointed the exclusive representative and authorized service provider for Endress+Hauser, one of the largest process management manufacturers. With the addition of Endress+Hauser, Eastern Controls gained the Process Training Unit® (PTU®). The PTU® features Endress+Hauser instrumentation and is controlled by Rockwell Automation’s PlantPAx system designed for the purpose of educating customer technicians, engineers, customers, and sales personnel. The PTU® was moved into Eastern Controls’ Edgemont, PA facility in February of 2016. Over the last four years, Eastern Controls has modified the PTU® to reflect new and current technologies in process measurement and controls and plans to add it’s latest product nVent RAYCHEM heat tracing cable to showcase proper installation and usage of their thermal management products.