Runcorn has been selected as the ideal location for Glamal Engineering to return to the north-west and establish a second base to support its existing operation in the north-east.

Glamal Engineering is the UK’s leading stockholder and supplier of carbon and stainless pipes, fittings and flanges to the oil and gas, petrochemical and water industries, and has operated in Teesside for over 35 years.

Its newly purchased 27,000ft² facility at Manor Park has the capacity to house 500t of stock and will enable the company to fulfill orders more efficiently, and further enhance its service to existing and new clients.

With seven full-time members of staff and a projected turnover of £2.4 million this year, the new office is set to significantly bolster Glamal’s reputation in the UK and further afield.

Steve Tewkesbury, manager of the new site, says: “Runcorn was the perfect location for our new base in the north-west as it has superb accessibility via the Mersey Gateway and as a result of the regeneration programme, it now offers fantastic business accommodation. Furthermore, the site will enable us to grow and evolve our services as the market changes.”

He continues: “After working in the petrochemical and power industry for over 25 years, I am delighted to be heading up the operation in the north-west, and believe that our forecasts for this year and the next are more than achievable. There is a plethora of talent in the north-west and we hope to be able to draw on this resource as we continue to grow.”

The Glamal operation in Runcorn services contracts with Shell, Amec and Hertel among others.

Neil Pentland, managing director adds: “Acquiring the site in Runcorn was the next step in a programme of expansion, which has seen us increase our staffing levels by 38% and lease an additional storage facility in the north-east that can accommodate 4,000t of stock. This is a major investment for Glamal Engineering in the north-west and proves our commitment to provide both existing and new clients in the region with a comprehensive and dedicated service.”