Coulton Instrumentation Ltd

Coulton Instrumentation Ltd

Coulton Instrumentation distributes process and field instrumentation worldwide. We maintain a substantial stock of product and our aim is to give our customers a single point of supply, with quick turnaround at competitive prices.

Company details

17 Somerford Business Park , Christchurch , Dorset BH23 3RU United Kingdom
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Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €

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Coulton Instrumentation distribute process and field intrumentation worldwide. We maintain substantial stock levels of product and our aim is to provide our customers with a single point of supply from stock, at competitive prices.

Information and History

Coulton is the main distributor of Fuji Electric France products in the U.K. The company has a turnover of 1 Million £ (about 1,5 Million €).

To compete in the highly competitive UK Market, Coulton uses three main distribution Channels. OEM's, Re-sellers, and End users. This allows them to reduce overheads, whilst achieving good market penetration and provide good customer support.

Coulton operates its own marketing, sales, technical, order processing, warehousing and accounts functions. This independence of outside organisations enables it to be flexible in the solutions that it provides to solve its customers problems.

Coulton Instrumentation was registered in April 1985 by Barry Coulton. He retired from the company in 1999 when Malvern Jones was appointed as General Manager, but he remained the sole owner of the business until June 2004. Barry Coulton continues to enjoy a variety of activities. For more details please go to

In June 2001 Mr Coulton restructured the company to provide himself with an exit strategy. The sale of the company to a venture capitalist organisation called Flowmax Group Holdings Ltd was completed in June 2004, retaining all staff and Malvern Jones as Managing Director. The Flowmax group turnover was approximately £16M .

During the period 2004 and 2007 Coulton returned 100% of the capital invested by the Flowmax Group with substantial profits which were realised in the form of a Management Buyout in January 2007.

During 2007 Coulton has focused on growing the business. New marketing and staff strategies have increased the business by approximately 20% on 2006 and there are clear objectives to achieve £1.5M within 2 years.

The growth is forecast to come from two areas. Firstly new product development by Fuji Electric and secondly the increased marketing activity that Coulton is investing in the promotion of the Fuji Electric Brand.