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

Email:

sales@valvesonline.co.uk 

Website:

valvesonline.co.uk


Published: 5th December 2023

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