Hobbs Valve celebrates tenth anniversary and looks forward to the next ten years
An industry-leading Caerphilly company which invented a valve
used all over the world every day is celebrating its tenth
Thousands of Hobbs Valve’s (Hobbs) Triple
Offset Butterfly Valves are used in the oil and gas, power,
chemical, mining, marine, military, pharmaceutical and steel
industries. Today these valves cope with extremes of pressure
and temperature in the toughest industrial and natural
Hobbs designs, develops and manufactures the
patented, high-performance valves using advanced precision
engineering techniques at its hi-tech facility at Trecenydd
Over the last 10 years, the company has
benefited from Welsh Government grants as well as the backing of
Caerphilly County Borough Council, Finance Wales and HSBC.
“Our first ten years have been absolutely
amazing. From coming up with the idea and initial designs for
our Triple Offset Butterfly Valve we’ve built a business with a
strong customer base and global reach. Innovation is at the
core of our business and we’re determined to stay at the cutting
edge and ahead of the competition.
“We’re a proud Welsh company and all our
valves are designed and manufactured here in Wales and exported
globally. The knowledge and expertise of our staff is second
to none, they’re always coming up with new products to suit our
customers’ challenging requirements,” Chairman Alun Hobbs explained
at Hobbs’ tenth anniversary celebration last Friday.
As part of this open day Hobbs raised money
for Little Hearts Matter and Noah’s Ark Appeal charities.
Further expansion will see Hobbs expand with
the opening of a new manufacturing facility in North America.
“While I’d like to thank our customers,
suppliers, staff and backers for their support over the last ten
years, I’m sure they’ll be pleased to hear that we’re aiming to
double the size of the company in the next five years. We
have exciting expansion plans which will see us move into new
markets and take on more diverse and challenging projects. We’re
also planning to expand our manufacturing facilities in key markets
to support our expansion,” Hobbs concluded.
Established by Alun Hobbs in 2005 and led by key industry
professionals and experts, Hobbs is at the forefront of triple
offset engineering and currently employs 36 staff in a range of
The company’s in-house design engineers use leading technologies
including 3D Solid Modelling, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to provide customers with