TYCO ACQUIRE KINGS
TYCO FLOW CONTROL STRENGTHENS ITS UK SERVICE CAPABILITY
On March 2nd, 2009, Tyco Flow Control announced that it had completed the acquisition of Kings Control Services, in a step to further expand its global service operations. Privately-held Kings Control Services is a valve service and repair business based in Redcar Teesside UK, that specializes in servicing industrial control valves, as well as safety relief valves and line valves.
Kings Control Services was founded in 1992 and has expanded rapidly over the last few years whilst establishing a reputation for technical excellence with its customers in the North of England.
“Kings Control Services’ knowledge and experience in this high-value product group will strengthen our service platform in Europe and provide additional aftermarket business opportunities for our customers,” commented Gilbert Villa-Massone, President of Tyco Valves & Controls, Europe, Middle East & Africa. “Our end users are increasingly looking to outsource their service requirements to concentrate on core competencies and this acquisition will help us to meet our customers’ needs in the UK.”
ISO 9001 accredited Kings Control Services specializes in overhaul, repair, recalibration and distribution services for valves and actuators of all makes. They gained Approved Repairer status for Fisher Control Valve products in 2007 and also hold local approvals from ABB and Sembcorp for the repair and testing of safety relief valves.
John Kett, former partner of the business, has taken up the position of Operations Manager at Kings Control Services. “Acquisition by Tyco is an important step in the development of Kings Control Services. With the backing of the world’s largest valve company we now have the resources at our disposal to build on our existing strengths of technical excellence and responsive service by extending the range of products and services that we can offer. Together we have the tools and knowledge to add significant value to our customers in every area from reactive breakdown call outs, to preventative maintenance programmes and major shut down management. I am personally looking forward to working with Tyco’s existing service organisation in the UK and Europe to continue the growth that we have managed to achieve in the last few years.”
Kings Control Services will become part of Tyco Flow Control’s service platform alongside the existing Aberdeen based operation. With more than 50 service centers globally, Tyco Flow Control is committed to providing local expertise to local customers, no matter what the valve product, or where they operate around the world.
“This is another example of our commitment to investing and growing Tyco Flow Control’s aftermarket and service strategy around the globe in key markets and key industries,” added Patrick Decker, President of Tyco Flow Control. “Through a combination of organic growth and selected acquisitions, we will continue to build our service platform and partner with customers to solve their challenges by providing them with integrated, end-to-end solutions - from design, engineering, installaton to maintenance and services.”
Kings Controls Services
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