ValvTechnologies Europe Celebrates Five-Year Safety Milestone

SValvTechnologies Europe group phototockton-on-Tees, UK – ValvTechnologies Europe, the leading service provider for control, safety relief, parallel slide gate and manual valves across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, announced today that the company reached five years without a lost-time injury. This achievement for the company, which employs more than 10 valve service mechanics and 12 office staff, marks a major safety milestone in the promotion of and focus on health, safety and the prevention of accidents across the organization.

General Manager, Benny McCallum, said this accomplishment is a testament to ValvTechnologies Europe’s employees who are resolute in their beliefs that health, safety and environment are vital in successful operations. “We are extremely proud of our employees for this considerable accomplishment,” McCallum said. “The attention and training that are needed to reach this achievement takes an enormous amount of time and resources, but the results of a safe workplace are well worth the effort.”

This accomplishment is even more impressive when you recognize that ValvTechnologies Europe’s employees kept their safety focus while operating and working around heavy equipment, managing hazardous materials and performing services for oil and gas, fossil power and nuclear power companies across the UK. “Achieving five years without a loss time incident requires making deliberate choices each and every day,” McCallum continued. “I’m grateful for our employees’ commitment to safety and look forward to a sixth year without a lost-time accident.”

About ValvTechnologies Europe

ValvTechnologies Europe is is a trading name of MCE Group plc and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ValvTechnologies, Inc. The company provides a complete range of valve services and supply, including severe service valves, for demanding applications. ValvTechnologies Europe serves clients 24-7 in many countries around the world, onshore and offshore – with primary focus in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The association with ValvTechnologies expands its reach to OEM field services for major ValvTechnologies’ product installations worldwide. ValvTechnologies Europe is also is a Fisher Control Valve Authorized Service Facility and performs in-line diagnostics through to complete OEM repair service.  MCE has earned PED accreditation for assembly/refurbishment and testing of high performance, zero leakage, metal seated ball valves and control valve repair and management service; it has also been ISO 18001 certified since 2012.

About ValvTechnologies

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, high-performance isolation valve solutions. Employing more than 500 people worldwide, our offices are located in the United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, China, Middle East, India, Australia and South America. In addition, ValvTechnologies partners with stocking distributors and independent representatives to service customers around the world.  To find out more about the products and services offered or to locate a representative, visit our website at www.valv.com.

ValvTechnologies Europe visits With UK Prime Minister at No. 10 Downing Street

IMG_1431_zpssggryevvWhile running for re-election in April of 2015, UK Prime Minister David Cameron visited the ValvTechnologies Europe facility to announce his North East funding initiative to assist businesses who utilize apprenticeship programs. Click here to learn more about the Prime Minister’s first visit to ValvTechnologies Europe. The April visit was the Prime Minister’s second visit to the facility. He previously visited the ValvTechnologies Europe in 2009, prior to being elected for his first term of office.IMG_1369_zpsvcfz7512

Thankful for ValvTechnologies Europe’s support, the newly re-elected Prime Minister honored ValvTechnologies Europe General Manager Benny McCallum and Valve Services Manager Adrian Thompson with a special invitation to attend a garden party at No. 10 Downing Street, the headquarters for the Executive Arm of the British Government and official residence and office of the Prime Minister.

At the event, Benny and Adrian had the opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to discuss ValvTechnologies’ continued expansion into the European market. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor both expressed their gratitude for their support during the election. Congratulations to the entire ValvTechnologies Europe team for this prestigious honor exclusive honor.

Open Day – a HUGE Success!

ValvTechnologies Europe, UK-based distributor of ValvTechnologies products and valve shutdown and repair service center recently hosted customers, prospects employees and suppliers at their recently renovated facility in Stockton-on-Tees. The event celebrated their newly updated repair shop and included a tour of the facility and presentations showcasing the new machines and technology. In addition, attendees were treated to a barbecue lunch and enjoyed a fantastic cake!

We hope you were able to attend this event, hosted by ValvTechnologies Europe with MCE Group plc. We had a fantastic turnout to celebrate the newly updated shop and satellite agreement with ValvTechnologies. Click here to see pictures of the day on our Facebook page and click here let us know what additional information you need.

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MCE Group plc. Hosts Conservative Party

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MCE Group plc. Hosts Conservative Party

3MCE Group plc, leading service provider for control, safety relief, parallel slide gate and manual valves across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and the European Satellite distributor for ValvTechnologies’ products, hosted more than 80 attendees an event for the Conservative Party on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The goal of this meeting was for the Conservative Party to make people aware of local engineering companies and the need for more investment in the Teesside area.

During this session, held on the newly redesigned manufacturing floor, officials announced improvement in transport routes to help local companies to receive and deliver a better service as well as proposed an investment of 4.5 billion across the North East area.

The Right Honorable Greg Clark MP, along with James Wharton MP for Stockton South, addressed the audience local Conservatives party members. Clark is a Cabinet Minister within the current government and the minister for Universities and Cities. He opened the talk with an overview of ValvTechnologies and what the company does in the local and international marketplaces. He then received a guided tour of the workshop and was briefed on all the new equipment, how it worked and what it was used for. In addition, Clark received an overview of Valve Management Database (VMD) including a more in-depth talk with IT Manager Michael Putson, regarding the work we did to ensure the test data was automatically populated into our own software VMD.

Much of the MCE staff was involved in making this event successful, including: Valve Services Manager Adrian Thompson, apprentices Ryan Prest and Jason Neeson and Receptionist Karen Wray. “MCE was delighted to have hosted this short event in our premises,” said Benny McCallum, General Manager of MCE Group, plc. “Clark’s speech about investment into the region gives us confidence to continue with our investment from ValvTechnologies and to expand our business further from Teesside. “

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About MCE Group, plc

MCE Group plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ValvTechnologies, Inc., and provides a complete range of valve services and supply, including severe service valves, for demanding applications. MCE serves clients 24-7 in many countries around the world, onshore and offshore – with primary focus in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  The association with ValvTechnologies expands its reach to OEM field services for major ValvTechnologies’ product installations worldwide. MCE is also is a Fisher Control Valve Authorized Service Facility and performs in-line diagnostics through to complete OEM repair service.  MCE has earned API 6D and PED accreditation for assembly/refurbishment and testing of high performance, zero leakage, metal seated ball valves and control valve repair and management service; it has also been ISO 18001 certified since 2012.

About ValvTechnologies

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, high-performance isolation valve solutions. Employing more than 500 people worldwide, our offices are located in the United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, China, Middle East, India, Australia and South America. In addition, ValvTechnologies partners with stocking distributors and independent representatives to service customers around the world.  To find out more about the products and services offered or to locate a representative, visit our website at www.valv.com.

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ValvTechnologies, Inc. names Benny McCallum General Manager of MCE Group, plc.

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Contact: Julie Bodine
Director of Global Marketing
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ValvTechnologies, Inc. names Benny McCallum General Manager of MCE Group, plc.

benny headshot 1HOUSTON, TX – ValvTechnologies, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacturing of severe service, zero-leakage valves, has named Benny McCallum General Manager of MCE Group, plc, UK-based master valve distribution, modification and service facility.

Based in Stockton-On-Tees, McCallum will be responsible for the business management of MCE Group including business development and sales, customer service and operations management. McCallum brings to MCE a strong track record of accomplishments in valve assembly, aftermarket service and field repair operations. He is well-versed in the regulatory requirements for valve asset management and the requirements for risk mitigation and the mechanical integrity of safety systems.

He previously served in sales and operations management positions at Tyco Valves and Controls and PCC Flow Technologies, including as Country Manager for Tyco in Baku Azerbaijan and Business Unit Manager for PCC in both The Netherlands and Romania. McCallum started his career with Keystone Valve in valve repair and assembly positions, building on a technical education from Ayrshire College.

“Benny is an excellent addition to our global leadership team,” said Kevin Hunt, President of ValvTechnologies. “He has a distinguished background and the leadership style and effectiveness to help MCE continue to strengthen its business, customer performance and revenue base. We are delighted that he has joined the ValvTechnologies family.”

“I am delighted to join MCE and to bring my 25 years of industry experience during this time of new growth,” said McCallum. “With the continued support from ValvTechnologies, MCE will continue to be a world-class, accredited assembly and aftermarket service business serving the UK and international markets.”

About ValvTechnologies

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, severe service isolation valve solutions. Employing more than 500 people worldwide, our offices are located in the United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, China, Middle East, India, Australia and South America. In addition, ValvTechnologies partners with stocking distributors and independent representatives to service customers around the world.  To find out more about the products and services offered or to locate a representative, visit our website at www.valv.com.

About MCE Group, plc

MCE Group plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ValvTechnologies, Inc., and provides a complete range of valve services and supply, including severe service valves, for demanding applications. MCE serves clients 24-7 in many countries around the world, onshore and offshore – with primary focus in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.  The association with ValvTechnologies expands its reach to OEM field services for major ValvTechnologies’ product installations worldwide. MCE is also is a Fisher Control Valve Authorized Service Facility and performs in-line diagnostics through to complete OEM repair service.  MCE has earned API 6D and PED accreditation for assembly/refurbishment and testing of high performance, zero leakage, metal seated ball valves and control valve repair and management service; it has also been ISO 18001 certified since 2012.

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