ValvTechnologies Europe Celebrates Five-Year Safety Milestone

Contact: Julie Bodine
Director of Global Marketing
P 713.715.5546 F 832.564.8739 jbodine@valv.com

ValvTechnologies Europe Celebrates Five-Year Safety Milestone
Stockton-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. The company celebrated with a gift selected by the employees on 9th March 2017.

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 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 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 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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MCE Welcomes New Recruits

MCE is delighted to announce that Peter Gray has taken the role of Business Development Manager. Peter will be responsible for developing our current business and expanding our capabilities.

Peter joins us with experience in the valve industry from his time with Keystone Valve and more recently Furmanite.

“I am delighted to welcome Peter to our business at this exciting time, as we continue to improve our process’ and invest in our infrastructure Peter is perfectly placed to help us move into different market segments.”,  said Benny McCallum, General Manager, MCE Group plc.

Also Debbie Vickers has taken the role of Finance and Administration Officer.  Debbie will be responsible for the overall management of the office and has responsibility for our HR.

Benny McCallum commented: “Debbie Joins us with an extensive career in Finance and Human Resources, she has joined us while we continue our growth and investments in the business and will no doubt be a valuable asset as we expand our capabilities.”

Celebrating Open Day

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MCE Group plc, in conjunction with ValvTechnologies Europe, UK-based distributor of ValvTechnologies products,  is excited to hold an Open Day, Friday, June 12 in celebration of our newly updated repair shop and facility location. The day will include a tour of the facility, presentations showcasing new machines and technologies, a barbecue lunch and much more.

The open house will be held from 11:00 AM– 2:00 PM at the MCE Group plc headquarters, Pennine House, Concorde Way, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3TL.

“This event is a perfect opportunity for anyone interested in the companies’ products or service capabilities to come and see what the company has to offer, ask questions and meet the management team and staff,” said General Manager Benny McCallum. “Open Day is a great way to explore the benefits ValvTechnologies can offer our customers.”

For more information or to register for Open Day click here.


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 as well as ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 certifications. For more information visit www.mceplc.com.

About ValvTechnologies Europe

ValvTechnologies Europe holds a satellite operations agreement with ValvTechnologies in Europe and stocks high-performance metal seated ball valves for European customers available for same and next day delivery. ValvTechnologies Europe serves clients 24-7 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, shortening lead times, reducing shipping costs and ensuring 24/7 service for pricing, service and technical inquiries. ValvTechnologies Europe is a trading name of MCE Group plc. For more information visit www.valvEurope.com.

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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MCE Group plc. Announces Satellite Operations Agreement

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Contact: Julie Bodine
Director of Global Marketing
P 713.715.5546    |   F 832.564.8739
jbodine@valv.com

 

MCE Group plc. Announces Satellite Operations Agreement

 

MCE Group plc, the leading service provider for control, safety relief, parallel slide gate and manual valves across Europe, Africa and the Middle East announced today a new satellite operations agreement and authorized service facility with ValvTechnologies in Europe.

Building on MCE’s achievements in aftermarket service and support, ValvTechnologies Europe will serve added industries, a greater number of applications and a broader geography than ever before, increasing the ability to address customers’ local and global needs for a full range of service and severe service products.

“After joining the company I realized that MCE Group plc has a great service history but to better serve our European customers we need to focus on expanding our product offering,” said General Manager Benny McCallum. “I am excited about the greater scope. It’s a positive reflection of the direction in which we’re travelling.”

The launch of ValvTechnologies Europe highlights the close relationship with US-based parent company ValvTechnologies and broader commitment to fully serving the severe service, metal seated ball valve market. In addition, the agreement further emphasizes managements’ commitment to delivering the high-performance solutions customers require and ensuring they receive the best technology and service to ensure safety, reliability and improved process and performance. MCE Group plc and ValvTechnologies are united in the focus to better serve customers and effectively and efficiently solve their challenges.

Benefits of this new program include:

  • Readily available stock: stock is on the shelf and available for the whole of Europe
  • Shorter lead times: standard to be one working week – same day and next day when possible.
  • Reduced shipping times and costs
  • Improved response time to customer needs: 24/7 customer service available in European time-zone
  • Pricing the same as if buying from Houston
  • Dedicated channel for pricing, technical queries and expediting
  • ValvTechnologies Europe’s full-service machine shop allows them to prep, repair, refurbish and test valves to ValvTechnologies’ specification
  • ValvTechnologies Europe can fully end prep and retest the valve to ValvTechnologies specification within our machine shop and test facility prior to shipping
  • ValvTechnologies Europe can oversee installation and commissioning of valves to ensure they remain compliant to warranty conditions

All future RFQ’s coming out of Europe should be sent direct to ValvTechnologies Europe – click here to access the RFQ form. (The link is also available on www.valvEurope.com). In addition, all European service requests shall be directed to ValvTechnologies Europe.

The agreement ensures all our customers receive the best service and solutions to manage their processes, saving time, reducing costs and improving overall system efficiency with the goal of further building on customer partnerships. “We’re excited about showcasing our close association with ValvTechnologies,” McCallum said. “It allows us to leverage our abilities with prospects and customers while capitalizing on ValvTechnologies marketing resources. It puts us in the position to grow and better serve our customers.”

 


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 as well as ISO 9001, 14001 & 18001 certifications.

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.

About ValvTechnologies Europe

ValvTechnologies Europe holds a satellite operations agreement with ValvTechnologies Inc. and stocks high-performance metal seated ball valves for European customers available for same and next day delivery. ValvTechnologies Europe serves clients 24-7 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, shortening lead times, reducing shipping costs and ensuring 24/7 service for pricing, service and technical inquiries. ValvTechnologies Europe is a trading name of MCE Group plc. For more information, visit our website at www.valvEurope.com.

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MCE Group plc. Hosts Conservative Party

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Contact: Julie Bodine
Director of Global Marketing
P 713.715.5546    |   F 832.564.8739
jbodine@valv.com

 

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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MCE Certification Success

MCE is pleased to announce that following an intensive 2-day certification process we have been successful in achieving the prestigious ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard certificate.  In addition MCE has received re-certification to ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard which we have held since 1993.

MCE has been integrating these 2 systems within our processes and we will maintain our efforts to ensure continuous improvement and customer satisfaction to the highest possible safety, health, environmental and quality standards in the years ahead.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Julie Bodine
Director of Global Marketing
P 713.715.5546    |   F 832.564.8739
jbodine@valv.com

 

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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First Phase of New Leak Test Equipment Arrives

MCE has taken delivery of the first 3 of 5 new leak test machines from Metrus. Part of the current £1M workshop upgrade programme, the machines will provide state of the art accuracy and repeatability, including digital bubble counters and the ability to upload test data to the Valve Management Database in real time. They will also drastically reduce test set up time, hence improving turnaround time. One of the smaller test benches, still capable of testing up to 8″ relief valves, will be installed in our mobile workshop.

The machines have been set up temporarily in our pilot Operational Excellence cell.

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