A brief history of Cristie Data

At Cristie we've been providing data solutions for our customer for over 40 years!

Here are some highlights...


Cristie Electronics Ltd is founded. We begin manufacturing data logging solutions for high tech manufacturing systems.


Begin selling the CS5 digital cassette backup and storage system. We sell over 1,000 in the first 2 years.


Cristie launches its computer peripherals business. We becomes the first UK business with a hard disk and floppy disk upgrade kits for the new IBM PC.


Cristie launches its first tape streamer, specifically for the expanding PC market. The TS1000 pictured below was able to backup 20 megabytes of data.


We lead the UK market with TS4000 and TS5000 parallel port connected tape backup systems.

90s Floppy Disk Drive Sales

We had great success with our external Floppy disk drives, the Copydisk series, ideal when there were so many different formats available at that time. During the mid-1990s we sold over 250,000 Floppy disk drives!


If you fancy taking a stroll back in time click on the image and have a look at one of our newsletters from the summer of 1994. A place in time where ‘Love Is All Around’ by Wet Wet Wet dominated the charts, the Mosaic Netscape 0.9 web browser was launched, and, a time where there were just 67 mobile phones per 1,000 people in the UK!


Re-launched and re-branded as Cristie Data Products, business focus shifts to software development and providing data storage solutions as a value added reseller.


De-merger of IT Reseller and Software development business to create Cristie Data Ltd and Cristie Software Ltd.

2012 – Present Day

Cristie Data expands product offering to include Managed Services alongside its growing solution design business.

Successfully implemented data storage, backup and archiving solutions for organisations such as the University of Bristol, ITV, Greater London Authority, Brightsource and many more (click here to see our case studies).

We’ve also expanded our product portfolio by launching Cloud and Data Centre Services that offer secure UK cloud infrastructure for our customers.

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