Oliver Valvetek, second-time winner of Queen’s Award

Cheshire-based Oliver Valvetek is to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its excellence in international trade. Established in 1994, Oliver Valvetek is a manufacturer of subsea valve technology, predominantly for the oil and gas industry. Working with some of the most advanced deep-sea oil and gas extraction infrastructure manufacturers, the company produces an ever-expanding range of valves and related products that are vital components in the extraction of oil and gas.

More recently Oliver Valvetek has also found new opportunities for its technology to be used for CO2 injection into depleted oil & gas wells as part of a growing demand for carbon capture and storage applications, delivering the decarbonisation of industrial emitters.

Now a second-time winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise earning recognition by achieving consistent growth in its international sales for three consecutive years. With more than 67% of the company’s entire order book being for export sales, Oliver Valvetek boasts a truly international reputation for innovation, customer service, quality, and reliability.

The rigorous Quality Control and Quality Assurance systems and advanced manufacturing techniques needed to produce valves that can operate at depths of up to 3,000m, at up to 20,000psi, for more than a quarter of a century, in some of the most aggressive environments in the world is “run of the mill” for the 77 staff, including 9 engineers and 38 valve technicians, at the Knutsford headquarters.

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