Celebrating 50 years of KOSO Kent Introl

Edward Singleton - Founder of Introl Ltd

This year marks the 50th anniversary of KOSO Kent Introl. As we approach this milestone, our product range spans control, choke, subsea and severe service valves. All of these are backed by our knowledgeable aftermarket servicing team who help our customers’ equipment to run more effectively.

With this portfolio of products and services, and our experience across a wide range of sectors, we are wellplaced for further growth in years to come.

The story so far

The company has been through numerous changes of name and ownership since its inception in 1967 as Introl Ltd. In many companies, such frequent changes might lead to a loss of focus and continuity, but this hasn’t been the case at KOSO Kent Introl.

Throughout those 50 years, we’ve managed to maintain a culture of continuous improvement and many industry firsts. This in turn has allowed us to expand our product range into new sectors, and build a strong reputation for aftermarket services.

Much of the company’s stability can be credited to our founder, Ed Singleton. Having founded the company in 1967, he remained actively involved in running it - throughout all of its changes of ownership - until shortly before his death in 2015. Our Head Office building in Brighouse, West Yorkshire now bears his name in recognition of his great contribution to the company.

From the stability of those early years, joining the Nihon KOSO group in 2005 gave us the funding and the connections we needed to grow the business even further. Our parent company’s investment has enabled us to complement our production capabilities with specialist testing and aftermarket facilities. Meanwhile, as part of such a large group with a global partner network, we have been able to take our products and services to a wider market.

The next 50 years

We now find ourselves in a strong position to grow the business further. Our Management Team are quick to recognise the important role played by our people. It’s hard to succeed in dynamic markets such as the Oil & Gas sector without a clear succession plan for the future, and we are confident in our strategy to continue to grow the business and attract and retain the best people in the sector.

We have always enjoyed healthy levels of staff satisfaction and retention at KOSO Kent Introl and we are always open to bringing talented new individuals into the business. As well as running a well-established apprenticeship scheme, we regularly arrange undergraduate placements for students, many of whom have gone on to join us permanently after graduation.

Our global reach, track record of innovation and the opportunities we provide to work with highly-experienced peers, give KOSO Kent Introl a strong competitive edge in the market.

Whatever the coming years may hold for our customers, we believe we have the products, service and expertise to help them achieve their objectives.

Tel: +44 (0) 1484 710 311
Email: info@kentintrol.com
Web: www.kentintrol.com

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 42

Autumn 2018 // Issue 46
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