Rotork plc is a British-based company manufacturing industrial flow
control equipment. It is listed on the
London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange and is a
constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
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Rotork headquarters and factory in Bath
The Company was established as a small engineering workshop in Bristol
in the 1940s. In 1945 it was acquired by Frenchay Products led by
Jeremy Fry. It made its first actuator in 1952. In 1957 Rotork
moved to Bath, initially operating from Widcombe Manor, Jeremy Fry’s
home, with 12 staff. In 1962 it moved into a new production plant in
Newbridge, Bath, which remains the company's headquarters. It was
first listed on the
London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange in 1968 as Rotork
Electrically actuated butterfly valves controlling the automatic
operation of filter plant in a water treatment works
A pneumatically actuated safety shut-down ball valve in a natural gas
Protech Instruments & Systems, an instrumentation company, was
purchased in 1985 to expedite the development of Pakscan, a digital
bus control system for actuators. In 1999 it bought Fluid System
Srl, an Italian actuator business, in 2000 it bought Skilmatic in
Leeds and in 2002 it acquired Jordan Controls, a United States
actuator business. It started operating in
Sweden in 2008 with the
purchase of Remote Control.
In 2009 the company acquired Flow-Quip, and in 2010 Ralph A.
Hillier, US-based businesses. In 2011
Rotork Servo Controles de
Mexico S.A. de C.V. became fully owned by
Rotork after being
part-owned since the 1970s. Shortly afterwards
Valco Valves Automation AS, Rotork’s long term sales and service
agent in Norway, now renamed
Rotork acquired K-Tork
International Inc., based in Dallas, and Centork Valve Control S.L., a
Spanish actuator manufacturer based near San Sebastián.
In 2011 Fairchild Industrial Products in North Carolina was acquired,
Rotork Instruments division created. In the UK Prokits was
purchased and merged with
Rotork Valvekits. In 2012 Italian
switchbox manufacturer Soldo Srl was added to
Rotork Instruments and
in 2013 the German actuator manufacturer Schischek was purchased.
Flowco in the UK and Renfro associates in the USA were further
acquisitions in 2013, both adding to the company’s service
capabilities, and the Italian actuator manufacturer GT Attuatori Srl
was also purchased. In 2014
Rotork Instruments acquired Young Tech
Co. Ltd. (YTC), a Korean instrumentation manufacturer. In 2014
Rotork also acquired Xylem Flow Control Limited (XFC), based in
Wolverhampton, UK, a leading manufacturer of solenoid valves and
instruments under the Midland-ACS, Alcon Solenoid Valves and Landon
Kingsway brands for £18 million. At the beginning of 2015 Rotork
acquired part of Omas Teknik, its sales and service agent in
Turkey. M&M International Srl, and Bifold Group were acquired
in 2015 to further strengthen Rotork’s Instruments division.
Also in 2015
Rotork acquired Servo Moteurs Service, an actuator
service business located in the South of France, as an important step
forward in the development of Rotork’s direct service offering to
its customers and Roto Hammer, a manufacturer of custom-designed
chain wheel manual valve operators based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, to
sit within the
Rotork Gears division. In the beginning of 2016
Rotork acquired Mastergear, a leading manufacturer of manual and
motorised gearboxes for valves, which has operations in
Italy and the
USA, to strengthen its Gears division.
The company is a designer and manufacturer of industrial flow control
products encompassing valve actuators, gearboxes, control systems,
instrumentation and accessories. It is organised into the following
Rotork Fluid Systems,
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Retrieved 3 April 2015.
Rotork Acquires K-Tork International Inc. and Centork Valve Control
Rotork buys US power-tools firm Fairchild for $76M". Marketwatch.
18 November 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
Rotork buys Prokits". Business Desk. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 26
Rotork posts record order book of £208m". Water Briefing. 6 August
2013. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
Rotork acquires GTA Group". Automation. 7 October 2013. Retrieved
26 June 2014.
Rotork Acquires YTC for $107 Million". Control Design. 4 March
2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
Rotork Acquires Xylem Flow Control For £18 Mln". RTT News. 7
February 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
^ "Rotork: Mergers and Acquisitions". Retrieved 19 July 2016.
^ "Solenoid valves acquisition boost Rotork's portfolio". Gas World.
Retrieved 19 July 2016.
^ "Bifold bought by
Rotork for £125m". Manchester Evening News.
Retrieved 19 July 2016.
^ a b "
Rotork Acquires US's Roto Hammer And France's Servo Moteurs
Service". Alliance News. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September
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Retrieved 5 September 2016.
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