Smith Flow Control celebrates 30th anniversary

Valve safety interlocking specialist Smith Flow Control (SFC) recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.

SFC is a British company specialising in mechanical valve control equipment. This includes procedural control using mechanical valve interlocks and valve management systems, EasiDrive portable valve actuators, FlexiDrive remote valve operators and TorkDrive torque limiting devices for the effective operation of valves. SFC was formed in April 1985 by Malcolm Brown, Mike Smith and current managing director Mike D’Anzieri. The company now employs 78 staff, mostly at its headquarters in Witham, Essex, but also in regional offices in Australia, China, India, the Netherlands and the United States.

The firm’s product range has evolved considerably over the past 30 years to include a full suite of mechanical interlocks for a wide range of applications and valve management products. More recently, new product development has diversified into electronics and RFID technology. “Our product range is constantly evolving and we pride ourselves on delivering customised solutions that our clients need”, explained Adrian Brown, SFC’s R&D manager and son of founder Malcolm Brown. Managing Director Mike D’Anzieri added: “The business continues to grow at a tremendously fast pace. I am incredibly proud of our achievements to date, and I am especially grateful to all the employees for helping to make it happen.”

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