About Us

What we do and who we are. Meet the Team.

About E.M.A Computer Solutions (2018) Limited

E.M.A Computer Solutions (2018) Limited develop, install and support specialist bodyshop management software to make people’s jobs easier and to make businesses more profitable and manageable.
We are a growing company with a strong track record for producing award winning software and backing that up with exceptional customer support and aftercare.

Meet The Team

Alan Hargreaves

Managing Partner

Alan founded EMACS in 1995 after seeing the need for a computerised bodyshop loading system in his previous job as aftersales director.

Eric Hargreaves

Managing Partner

Eric wrote the original DOS based EMACS system in 1995 and has guided the development of every version since.

Rob Grundy

Business Development Manager

Dr Rob joined EMACS after finishing a PhD in Physics, then progressing through to lead developer and Business Development Manager of EMACS.

Darren Hargreaves

Sales Manager

Darren joined EMACS in January 2000 as a System Consultant then worked his way through to Installation Team Leader, Installation Manager and now to his current role as Sales Manager.

Chris Guy

Operation Manager

Joined EMACS Feb 2005 as System Consultant working through the ranks to Operation Manager, after leaving previous job as Bodyshop Manager (15 years) and previously Workshop Controller, Workshop Foreman and Technician for 12 years.

Chris Mortimer

General Manager

Chris joined the motor-trade at 18 years old. After gaining levels 1,2 and 3 NVQ and ATA approval with BMW Chris went on to set up his own Bodyshop in 2008. Chris joined EMACS in July 2011 as a System Consultant and is now General Manager.

Tom Hanson

Senior Systems Consultant

Tom joined EMACS in September 2004 as a Junior and has worked his way up to Senior Systems Consultant looking after the IT side of Installations. He also manages all the internal IT systems, purchasing & any office projects/maintenance.

Dean Hargreaves

Product Maintenance Supervisor

Joined the company in 2011 as a System Consultant. Dean is now Product Maintenance Supervisor who overseas upgrades to the system, release control, overseeing testing and also CAPS connections and maintenance.

Simon Temple

Installation Team Leader

Simon has 10 years Bodyshop experience starting off as an apprentice at a large bodyshop gaining NVQ level 2 & 3 qualifications in Paint & Body. He then worked for BMW for 6 years gaining Senior MET ATA accreditation. Joined EMACS 2011.

Gareth Nicholson

Tier 2 Customer Support Technician

Joined EMACS in 2013 as a Trainee System Consultant working up to full time System Support (Tier 1), after leaving University where he studied Human Biological Sciences. Gareth also tune’s and runs data analysis on his family’s Drag Racing Car where they compete on a semi-professional level.

Stuart McGregor

Systems Consultant

Joined EMACS in 2015 as a System Consultant, spent the previous 4 years teaching and assessing body and paint apprentices at a further education college. 17 years’ experience as a panel, paint and M.E.T technician.

Paul Richardson

Software Development Manager

Joined EMACS in 2008 as a Trainee Software Developer, now progressed through the company to Software Development Manager. Specialises in developing links with external systems and providing high level technical support for the installation and support teams.

Jason Frear

Senior Software Developer

With 25 years experience writing software for the automotive industry, Jason joined EMACS in 2011 and helps to develop both the next-generation bodyshop management systems and the ARC-AiDE mobile solution.

Edward Huntley

Software Developer

After graduating from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Artificial Intelligence, Edward joined EMACS in 2014 as a Junior Developer working on the next generation of Bodyshop Management Software.

History of E.M.A Computer Solutions (2018) Limited – (EMACS)

E.M.A Computer Solutions (2018) Limited was established in 1995 by the 2 directors, Alan Hargreaves with over 50 years of aftersales experience & Eric Hargreaves with over 40 years of experience as a computer programmer/analyst.

The original DOS program was developed and tested at CD Bramalls in Wakefield where Alan was Aftersales Director and having received a confirmed order for 20 installations from the Lancaster/Polar motor group, Alan left Bramalls in 1996… Read More

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