MTR 100: Valeport Ltd.
Posted by Irina Tabakina
St. Peter’s Quay, Totnes, Devon, UK TQ9 5EW
T: +44 (0) 1803 869292
CEO/President: Matt Quartley
Number of Employees: 76
The Case: Valeport designs and manufactures all its products at it facilities based in the UK. With its own specialist R&D department and dedicated service facility, Valeport offers total product control from design and manufacture to calibration and servicing.
Established in 1969, Valeport designs and manufactures instrumentation for the oceanographic, hydrometric and hydrographic markets, with a worldwide customer base that includes the environmental, military, oil & gas, renewable, construction, dredging and civil engineering sectors. It has a philosophy of retaining all aspects of the development and manufacturing processes in-house. Its riverside premises in the picturesque town of Totnes in the southwest of the UK houses all facilities for designing, CNC machining, environmental testing, assembly, calibration and servicing of all its instruments.
In 2011, it recognized that a combination of this philosophy and its consistent growth meant that it was outgrowing its premises on the bank of the River Dart in Totnes, so it embarked upon the most significant step so far in Valeport’s history. In September 2013, the Reade Building was completed; situated next door to its existing site, the 16,000 sq. ft., 3.5 story building more than doubles Valeport’s workspace, and houses our entire production facility with a fully equipped CNC machine shop, state-of-the-art-calibration laboratory, and two floors of ESD protected assembly workshop.
Manufactured products include: Current meters for both inshore and offshore applications; Tide gauges for shore based and seabed deployments; Radar Level Sensors; CTD & Multi-parameter CTD; Sound Velocity Sensors and Profilers; Altimeters; Echo Sounders and Depth sensors; Wave Recorders; and Fluorometers.
(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)