Valves Online celebrates 20 Years and Bids Farewell to Founding Owners Gary & Sharon Hopkinson

Gary and Sharon Hopkinson

Gary and Sharon Hopkinson

In an announcement that marks a significant chapter in the history of Valves Online, the pioneering online valve retailer prepares to say goodbye to its founding owners, Gary & Sharon Hopkinson, due to retire at the end of 2023. This year holds a dual celebration – 20 years since the company’s inception in 2003 and a new venture as Valves Online becomes part of the R&G Fluid Power Group.

What began as a pioneering endeavour by the Hopkinsons in 2003 – to launch the first eCommerce platform catering exclusively to valve sales, making it quick and easy for engineers to buy the valves they need – has since transformed Valves Online into a recognised name in the valve supply sector. Valves Online holds a distinct place in the market. With a reputation for offering comprehensive valve solutions, the company stands out as an official distributor for many leading international valve manufacturers. Our commitment to delivering superior products and technical expertise sets us apart.

The recent acquisition by R&G Fluid Power Group signifies an exciting new phase in our journey. This strategic merger provides a unique opportunity to expand their offerings and reach a wider customer base. The marriage of Valves Online’s expertise with R&G’s highly respected standing in the fluid power industry is poised to bring unparalleled advantages to both companies, and most importantly, their valued clientele.

Gary and Sharon Hopkinson’s tenure of two decades at the helm of Valves Online has seen the company grow from its infancy to its current position of prominence. Their guidance and leadership have been integral in establishing the company’s reputation and success. As they bid farewell, the team at Valves Online appreciate their unwavering commitment that has helped lead the company to its current position and wish them a very happy retirement.

As the story of Valves Online continues to unfold, the alliance with R&G Fluid Power promises an exciting future, amplifying the array of offerings and extending their influence in the market. The Valves Online team remains dedicated to providing exceptional products and services, ensuring our customers continue to benefit from the highest quality solutions available in the industry.

Tel No:

01822 855600



Published: 5th December 2023

BVAA Strengthens Board with New Members

Rachel Wormald, Managing Director at YPS Valves Ltd and Elizabeth Waterman, ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

BVAA Valve & Actuator Training News

Are you looking for industry-leading, brand independent valve and actuator ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Comment by BVAA CEO Rob Bartlett

As can be seen from the photograph, clearly the resident birds at Bartlett ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Howco Group Invests 1 Million in Vertical CNC Turning Centres

Howco Group has unveiled its latest £1million investment, with the ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Allvalves: Fuelling Growth Through Customer Connectivity

In 2024, Allvalves is poised for an exciting year of growth and expansion, ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

GMM Pfaudler - Introducing the Normag Brand to the BVAA Community

GMM Pfaudler Engineered Plastics & Gaskets are delighted to bring the ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

Building Industry Connections: A GMM Pfaudler Success Story

In the ever-evolving valve industry, GMM Pfaudler stands out for its ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article

SAMSON Controls Participates in the UK CCUS and Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit

SAMSON Controls Ltd – part of the SAMSON group - a renowned leader in ...

Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Read full article