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We offer our clients innovation, professionalism and the latest technology
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Matt Black Systems is a major independent specialist in the design and manufacture of man-machine interfaces for land, sea and air applications. We offer our clients innovation, professionalism and the latest technology. Since founding in 1971, we have developed an extensive range of integrated products across a multitude of industries, including Aerospace; Defence; Security and Simulation for both the military and commercial sectors.



Matt Black Systems Illuminated aircraft panel

Matt Black Systems have over 45 years' experience in the Aerospace industry. This has enabled us to amass the latest technologies and develop advance capabilities in the sector.

Matt Black Systems Simulation illuminated panel

Matt Black systems we take simulation seriously. We know that simulators have a key role to play in both civil and military operations so we are committed to the same high quality service.

Matt Black Systems Defence panel

We have a proven track record of providing robust solutions designed to endure the harshest of military environments. All of our products are designed to meet and exceed industry standards.

Matt Black Systems laser engraved panel

Matt Black systems have over 45 years’ experience delivering high quality manufactured products. This has led to us developing a diverse portfolio of products.



We offer a comprehensive service for the design and manufacture of bespoke non-illuminated and illuminated control panels.

We have full in-house capabilities for the design and manufacture of interior lighting solutions. 

Matt Black Systems creates market leading illuminated keyboards and data entry devices.

Finding the right knob is crucial to give the correct tactile feel and professional appearance for any unit.

We can offer most grades and thicknesses of material. Finishing processes include matte / glossy combinations, selective lacquering, screen & digital printing

Whatever your requirements from a switch, we have the experience and expertise to deliver.

We offer a comprehensive service for the design and manufacture of bespoke NVIS (Night Vision Imaging Systems) and NVG (Night Vision Goggle) compatible solutions.

Matt Black Systems offer a full refurbishment service ranging from updates for existing equipment to solutions for obsolescence problems.


Matt Black Systems bezel surround illuminated panel

Benefit from our extensive experience of over 45 years in design and development. We provide design for manufacturing of man-machine interfaces and illumination products.

Matt Black Systems CNC Machining

Matt Black Systems offers the highest quality CNC machining with the shortest lead times. We have on-site axis milling machines capable of machining a variety of materials to suit your needs.

Matt Black Systems silkscreen keyboard

We can cut and mark a wide variety of materials on either our Trotec Speedy 300 CO2 laser or our Rofin 10E HQ Laser Systems. 

Matt Black Systems illuminated aircraft panel buttons and knobs

Matt Black Systems assemble electronics either by hand or on our Mechatronika MM500 SMT component placement machine. All to the highest IPC-A-610 standards in ESD safe areas.  

Matt Black Systems illuminated aircraft keypanel

With over 45 years experience in mechanical assembly, our skilled team will build and test your product, to your requirements in our dedicated assembly, and testing areas. 

Matt Black Systems backlit illuminated panel

Matt Black Systems offer finishing to a wide range of military and aerospace standards. We operate a fully equipped in-house spraying and coating workshop ideal for finishing a wide range of products and materials.




For any enquiries, questions or to talk to a member of our team, please call: +44 (0)1202 731731 or fill out the following form

Matt Black Systems

Broom Road Business Park,

Poole, Dorset BH12 4PA



Telephone: +44 (0)1202 731731

Fax: +44 (0)1202 736736

Matt Black Systems is a trading name of James Wilson (Engravers) Ltd

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