We design and manufacture valves and actuators for critical onshore, offshore and subsea applications in bore sizes from ½” to 56”. Our business is steeped in manufacturing history and credibility having designed and manufactured valves in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK for over 50 years. Although the facility looks a little different now from what it did back then, our core principles remain the same. We recognise that to achieve the highest levels of quality you must continue to invest in the highest calibre of people and processes. Strategically positioned to benefit from established procurement networks, all our production facilities act as hubs for procurement and manufacturing activity as an extension of our UK facility. Equally by situating ourselves within our key markets and closer to our customers, we are a close point of contact for service and spares activities delivering local support to our global customers.
Founded in 1922 by our current Chairman’s grandfather, the British Engines group has been delivering quality engineering services for almost 100 years.
The business was established initially to provide subcontract engineering services for the marine and shipping industries, setting up shop on the same site that we still operate on today next to the River Tyne. In the present day, British Engines has transformed into a complementary group of eight engineering companies, operating from sites across the world, utilising the network to create synergies in supply chain, procurement and engineering knowhow.
BEL Valves established itself as a serious player in 1964 when we began designing and manufacturing valves under licence for the petrochemical industry. During the development of the North Sea assets in the 1970’s, we quickly established ourselves as a key supplier to the oil and gas industry. Since then we’ve continued to be at the helm of a number of innovative firsts, maintaining our reputation as a critical valve supplier who has helped push the industry standards forward in safety, innovation and reliability.
Equally we know that to fully capitalise on your innovations you must continue to invest in the latest machine tools and software to execute each job with precision and efficiency. Equipped with the latest CNC lathes, vertical machining centres, horizontal boring mills, and grinding machines, we ensure the quality is maintained for every component from small, 3mm diameter to large 40 tonne work pieces. Offering this unique end to end suite of services from our headquarters, our site is also home to welding, paint, assembly, metallurgy and metrology laboratories and tungsten carbide coating facilities.
Flexible Manufacturing and Supply
We continually look at ways to gain efficiencies and therefore better value for our customers. By expanding our manufacturing capabilities overseas we’ve been able to take advantage of an alternative cost model whilst continuing to deliver an exceptional level of quality. With a flexible manufacturing supply, we adapt more quickly and freely to our customers’ needs. By utilising the global British Engines network we can garner significant cost savings for commodity items, but with the same high quality we demand for our critical components.
Our in house team will support you through the full product lifecycle from concept to end of life.
- Pre-order technical support
- Engineering, design and manufacture
- Managing your project
- Testing and compliance
- Service and aftermarket support
- Research and innovation