Heap & Partners Invest in Growth
Heap and Partners specialise in the supply of valves, actuators, instrumentation and associate products for the Power & Process, Life Sciences and Oil and Gas markets. A number of key developments include Phase ball valve, Fisher control valves and two significant changes with their Saunders agreement.
Phase ball valve
October saw the launch of Heaps very first valve, an in-house development called Phase (an anagram of Heaps) which covers a range of Metal and Soft Seated Trunnion mounted side entry ball valves for the oil and gas market. This significant investment in a new British built valve has necessitated the expansion of the company’s new headquarters to cope with the new product line. Although they have only been in their new headquarters for two years, they are already expanding it further.
Fisher Control Valves
Heaps have now signed a National Distribution agreement with Emerson for Fisher Control Valves, Regulators and Positioners for all markets. By adding this market leading control valve to their product range it enables Heaps to provide a one stop shop for all their customers flow control needs. A range of only the very best brands in the market place.
Exclusive Crane Saunders agreement
Heaps and Crane have now signed an exclusive National distribution agreement of Saunders, HC4 Diaphragm Valves for the Life Sciences Market. Saunders market leading Aseptic brand will now be available through Heaps Life Science Division, a specialist Division that provides a range of aseptic products into pharmaceutical, biotech, medical and food markets.
In addition Heaps have also expanded its Saunders Industrial Diaphragm valve territory to cover the whole of England for Saunders Industrial Diaphragm Valves for the Power & Process markets.
From January Heaps are opening a new office in Birmingham. This is the latest addition to the existing offices in Liverpool, London and Middleborough. This office will help to develop Heaps national coverage.
To drive this expansion Heap and Partners have recruited Andrew Will (formally of Weir) as Sales & Marketing Director, Peter Burnett (formally of Weir) as Business Development Manager for Phase, Ian Edwards (formally of Samson Control Valves) as Business Development Manager for Fisher, with new sales office support from Steve Devon and Sarah Warrington additional resources in the workshop areas with Anthony Newton, Valve Technician and Jack McEvoy, the second Apprentice the company has taken on this year. Teresa Cooke (formally of Wolseley) also joins Heaps to staff the new Birmingham Office. Plans are also in place to take on two more apprentices, a marketing assistant, a third design engineer and yet another inside sales position.
These appointments help to boost the already considerable skill set within the company.
“This is a very exciting time for Heap & Partners as it marks the start of the biggest expansion plans in our history ...... and this is just the start!“, said David Millar, Managing Director.
Heap & Partners Ltd
Tel: 0151 488 7222
Published in Valve User Magazine Issue 20
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