About Us

Test and Measurement, Derby

Devtank Ltd are award-winning specialists in test and measurement based in Mickleover, Derby. The company was founded in 2014 by our directors; Joe Burmeister and Tim Telford. Devtank are dedicated to supplying high-quality solutions to businesses across many sectors including; space, aerospace, telecom, defence, and green energy. We have an ever-expanding team of highly skilled individuals bringing game-changing open-source solutions to businesses. Devtank offer three off-the-shelf products; HILTOP, Production Test Jigs, and OpenSmartMonitor. Alongside our product range, we offer services such as product design, consultancy, training, and test and measurement.

Our HILTOP and JigTOP are our go-to test and measurement solutions, designed to offer businesses in-house production testing. We have developed this to be as user-friendly and straightforward as it can be, enabling anyone to be able to test the products needed. OpenSmartMonitor is our brand of environmental and energy monitoring IoT devices. This device was created to aid businesses with their energy costs and help them reach towards net-zero.

All of our work is open source; open source hardware, software and data. Being open source means that all our products give you the right to repair and modify without being stuck with us. Source code and schematics are available at request or via our GitHub.

Over recent years we have been fortunate to win a mixture of awards, for the company and the individuals within our team.


open uk awards 2021. Devtank Ltd's three awards from the event.
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east midlands chamber business awards winner 2022

Devtank were awarded with the Excellence in Innovation award at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2022 and were also finalists for the Environmental Impact category.

The East Midlands Chamber business awards 2022. environmental impact and excellence in innovation

In 2021, Devtank won the OpenUK award for their work in Open Hardware. Alongside this, we also were finalists for Sustainability and Tim Telford was awarded the Ambassador award.

apprentice of the year award 2022

Cameron Browne won the Apprentice of The Year award in 2022 at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards!

erin delaney and anthony yeomans holding their top 100 awards.

Within the same year, Erin Delaney and Anthony Hodgson-Yeomans were both awarded the Manufacturers Top100 Award! Erin – The Unsung Hero and Anthony – Young Pioneer and Digital Transformer!

The History of Devtank Ltd


Current Day
the Devtank office 2023

– Our labs are in full motion working on current projects and rolling out our OpenSmartMonitor sensors – The team expands further with Graeme Rockley joining as a Senior Design Engineer

2022 – Expanding The Team
2022 – Expanding The Team

– More team expansion sees; Marcus Holder, Erin Delaney, Anthony Hodgson-Yeomans, and Nathan Weetman join the team – Indra V2X project kick off – Launch of www.opensmartmonitor.co.uk and release of the product to the masses under it’s own and new branding OpenSmartMonitor – Anthony and Erin won an award each at the Top100 awards. Anthony for Young Pioneer and Digital Transformer and Erin for Unsung Hero! A massive achievement for two of our team who have been with us for a short time. – Devtank Ltd won the East Midlands Chamber Business Award category Excellence in Innovation as sponsored and judged by Rolls-Royce. – At the same Business Awards, Cameron Browne won the Apprentice of The Year award – Also Devtank were shortlisted for the Environmental Impact award at the Business Awards – Became partners to the INSPIRE project ran by PragmatIC -Towards the end of 2022 another apprentice was added to our team, Dan Sayles.

2021 – Award Winners
2021 – Award Winners

– JCB (anode monitor and door slammer), Arralis (Production Tester), OSMv2 starts – Harry Geyer joins the team – Devtank won the Open Hardware award at OpenUK awards with their HILTOP. – Tim Telford was awarded as an ambassador – Devtank shortlisted within the Sustainability category with their OpenSmartMonitor

2019 – Move to Current HQ
2019 – Move to Current HQ

– Indra (Production Tester), LBBC (Autoclave controller), Teledyne (One Web Production Tester), OSMv1 with Lindhurst. – The first OSM was built. This version looks very different to what we now know as the OSM, this is because of parts shortages and a massive redesign to solve these shortages. – Joining the team was Cameron Browne our Manufacturing Degree Apprentice. – Devtank expanded to their current premises in Mickleover as the company saw amazing growth and opportunity to grow further.

2016 – Devankt’s First HQ
2016 – Devankt’s First HQ

– Devtank provided JMA Wireless with Devtank’s first production test solution. The fore-runner of the HILTOP. – The first real Devtank building and team came together.

2014 – Devtank Founded
2014 – Devtank Founded

– Company founded by Joe Burmeister and Tim Telford designing and building open source products from Tim’s garage.

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