40-year-old manufacturer lands £10m contract

Oliver Valves

A manufacturing firm in Cheshire has landed a contract worth £10m.

Oliver Valves, which is based in Knutsford beat competition from many competitors to win a major international EPC company based in the Middle East.

The order was for an excess of 1,200 valves which are to be used out in the Arabian Gulf.

The order for the Oliver family of companies will run for approximately one year, with deliveries being gradually sent to the Middle East, until completion in February 2021.

Richard Bedford, sales director at the 40-year-old firm said: “This award is the culmination of months of hard work from the sales, engineering, purchasing and finance teams.

“I would like to thank all the individuals involved for their ‘commitment and hard work.”

Colm Kane, managing director, said: “The motto at Olivers of it can be done runs true within every department in the organisation  and an order that big shows that ‘it can be done.”

“With over 350 employees, 100 of whom have each given over 10 years’ service to the company and three of them reaching 35 years this year, just shows how loyal and committed the Oliver team is to making their business a success.

“This order is supporting the company’s ‘growth strategy’ as we are heading for an impressive 40% increase in business from last year’s financial figures.

“Oliver Valves is growing at a rapid rate and with their continued hard work and commitment will hopefully see many more orders like this one for the company.”