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Our high performance products have applications in all sectors, and we have particular expertise in Industrial Automation, Food & Beverage, Rail, Commercial Vehicles, Life Sciences and Energy. With over 30 years' experience in each, we use our deep understanding of the technical challenges and legislative framework to develop pioneering platform products to answer specific needs. In this way, we help more customers enjoy GREAT solutions - including cost and energy savings, a simplified supply chain and a reduction in machine complexity.

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

Bringing added value benefits to all industries - including auto in-plant, machine tools and general industry - our high performance products cover valves, valve islands, proportional and pressure monitoring controls and air preparation products, as well as a comprehensive selection of pneumatic actuators - rodless, compact, roundline and rotary. 

These are quickly and easily available - online or by phone via our Express service - and supported with high quality technical advice.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

An innovative force in Food & Beverage, we have an in-depth understanding of the unique needs of the industry, delivering pioneering products and bespoke solutions.

From handling 40 bar air for PET bottle blowing; to aggressive solvents in ink jet printing; from wash-down chemicals to limescale-free coffee machines, we have an impressive track record of helping the world's largest food companies improve efficiency, save energy and optimise performance. Our flagship Food & Beverage products include: IVAC, 40 bar blowing block technology, air recovery products, precision solenoid valves and pneumatic actuators.

RAIL

We supply robust, reliable and custom solutions to the rail sector - for metro, intercity, high-speed, freight and permanent-way rail and have particular expertise in driving innovative developments for air preparation, components for braking systems; door and step systems; coupling, pantograph and water control; plus freight control and actuation.

Our extensive range of products is designed to operate safely and reliably even in arduous conditions; with high temperature ranges (-40°C to +80°C) and broad voltage tolerances (+/-30%).

Our flagship Rail solutions include: AMT rail dryer, door control and actuation systems, pantograph regulators and control systems.

COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

Our range of cab, chassis and powertrain solutions deliver fuel efficiency, emissions reduction and faster assembly times for the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. Acknowledged for their safe and reliable operation, our products are proven over millions of miles of reliable service. We understand the market trends, environmental challenges, emissions standards and specifications that matter to truck manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers.

Our flagship Commercial Vehicle solutions include: Urea tanking heating valves, inlet throttles, exhaust brake control and proportional wastegate control valves.

LIFE SCIENCES

We have a proven track-record of helping support and developing advance in medical devices, diagnostic equipment and biotech and analytical instruments. In particular, our products and expertise have helped reduce the size of equipment, while enhancing accuracy, throughput and fluid control performance. We are well used to designing for the precise control, repeatability and safety needs of the industry. Our solutions are found in equipment for anaesthetics and patient therapy through to molecular diagnostics and pathogen detection.

Our flagship Life Sciences solutions include: Miniature solenoid valves, microfluidics, precision liquid handling solutions and analytical instrument solutions.

ENERGY

Our expertise is acknowledged across the Oil & Gas, chemical and nuclear industries. As well as customised solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of certified, world-class products which deliver precision control in even the harshest environments, including stainless steel valve and regulators, nuclear class valves and emergency shutdown controls.

Our flagship Energy solutions include: Stainless steel solenoid valves, SOV, NAMUR, and in-line solenoid valves, air preparation equipment, pressure switches, converters and process valves.