Customer needs

Process industries operate around the clock and have stringent health and safety standards requiring reliable specialist products either used in the production process itself or around the site locations. Supplying to OEMs and end users, our Process division companies have a strong reputation as technical experts within their niche areas, supplying the following products as single components on a next day service or as part of complex projects involving installation and commissioning:

  • specialist valves, which can be pneumatically, electrically or hydraulically actuated (controlled) to various specifications for use in potentially hazardous and explosive environments
  • actuators in various materials and specifications e.g. stainless steel within food manufacturing environments to adhere to cleanliness standards
  • leak-detection flexible pipework
  • specialist pumps for transferring fluids including oil, grease, and other viscous fluids
  • safety relief valves and tank fittings to release pressure
  • overfill prevention technology

Adding value as a Group

Through the Group's world class logistics centre, both Process division companies have increased their stockholding capacity of existing products and new products which has allowed them to secure new business with more blue-chip organisations and facilitated smarter working within their own warehouses.

Through the Group's creative services team, Hydravalve launched its first catalogue and first e-commerce website, increasing market penetration and enabling customers to view their full product range, check stock availability and buy online.

Key facts

2 profit centres


UK based


key supplier brands

acquisition in 2017

Products in action

  • Flexible pipework – installation of approximately 1.5km of leak monitored pipework within the basement of a £700 million office, residential and entertainment complex in the centre of London.
  • Pressurised leak detection systems – monitoring flexible stainless steel pipework at a car factory. The pipes carry petrol, screen wash, diesel, refrigerants, engine and transmission oils through the factory roof.
  • Relief valves – tanks containing petrochemicals fitted with pressure and vacuum relief valves. These safety relief valves were constructed in high grade stainless steel but can also be supplied in more exotic materials for chemical applications.
  • Valve cooling systems – design and installation of a tailored solution to cool automated machines in a leading aluminium manufacturing plant.