Valve-Kits – the Original Kits Specialists

The engineer who designed the brackets on the original paper drawings has also completed the designs on the 3D mounting kits 30 years later!







Valve-Kits - the specialist valve and actuator kits manufacturing company - has just opened
its new 18,000 sq. ft manufacturing and warehousing facility in Nottinghamshire, UK.


MD Craig Mellins notes, ‘Having been part of the first ever specialist kits manufacturing company in the UK more years ago than I care to remember, when the opportunity arose to buy ‘Valvekits’ from Rotork - the company I sold my business to - I didn’t hesitate. Just as they supported our integration years ago, Rotork supported us magnificently through that transitional stage back into private ownership.’

But it was more than just the transition, as Craig explains, ‘As the original valve-kits company in the UK, we’d had many of our staff with us for decades, some straight from school, and we’d all travelled life together. It was very important to both Rotork and especially myself that we ensured that the Valve-Kits “family” stayed largely intact. I felt not only a moral responsibility, but also these are highly skilled and irreplaceable employees, vital to the success of the company - I’m absolutely delighted they made the move with us.’

Crucially, Valve-Kits also acquired all the assets of Rotork Valvekits including all the back catalogue of Valvekits designs from 1988 to date.

Likewise, Valve-Kits has built and maintained a solid reputation for its ability to be able to offer the highest possible standards of service and tailored lead times to suit its customers’ ever demanding requirements.

As Craig’s colleague Kevin Wilson commented, ‘We supply a vast array of valve and actuator related products, including mounting kits, extension stems, locking devices, worm and bevel gears, accessory mounting brackets, linkages and panels for the fitting of filter regulators, positioners and solenoids. What we do not sell and will never sell is the valve and actuator itself.’

‘We design all of our manufactured products to the customer’s specific requirements in various materials. All of our designs are produced in-house by our highly trained design teams. These designs are backed up with calculations to give peace of mind to the customer.’

‘Valve-Kits manufactures all valve and actuator mounting kits in accordance with the most stringent design and manufacturing processes. We also use the latest CNC milling machines and lathes and we have a continual investment plan for new machinery to keep us at the forefront of technology.’

Products
• Mounting Kits
• Spring Return Handles
• SS Spring Return Handles
• Spool piece adaptions
• Pedestals
• Handwheels and levers
• Flexible extensions
• Extension spindles
• Switchboxes
• Locking Devices

Other services
Craig concluded, ‘We also offer a broad range of additional services, just as we always have before. These include bespoke design packages, Finite Element Analysis, Epoxy painting, Powder coating, Galvanising, Zinc plating, Laser cutting and Fabrication. We are also major stockists of AB and IW ¼ turn gearboxes and HOB and IB multi turn gearboxes with a torque range from 150Nm to 264,000 Nm. Indeed, we supply everything for the valve and actuator industry except valves and actuators!’

Tel: 01623 440 211
Email: sales@valve-kits.co.uk
Web: www.valve-kits.co.uk

Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 48


Spring 2019 // Issue 48
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