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MPB Industries

Known across the industry for both its engineering expertise and dedication to service standards, MPB Industries drives global growth off the back of exponential commercial success.

Founded in 1986, MPB Industries is a global supplier of process control instrumentation. Over the years, the company has achieved notable success within the fields of power generation, gas and oil production, aviation, pharmaceutical, water treatment, pollution control, scientific analysis, education, and veterinary and human medical anaesthesia segments of the industry. MPB Industries is arguably the UK’s number one producer of anaesthetic flowmeters suitable for anaesthesia systems and was a key player in overcoming the UK ventilator challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MPB Industries

Perhaps the key to MPB Industries’ success to date and its greatest strength would be the sheer volume of in-house expertise that the company has. As a proud British manufacturer, the company is host to a substantial degree of in-house mechanical engineering expertise and experience gathered across differing industry verticals. This expertise is then coupled with an enormous range of flowtubes for a wide spectrum of gasses and liquids and the ability to both manufacture and calibrate complex products for oft-specific client needs in-house. Expectedly, this impressive infrastructure also allows for rapid turnaround on jobs, leading to MPB Industries being a go-to supplier for time-sensitive, complex contracts.

Jason Bennion, Managing Director of MPB Industries, said: “We couldn’t find machinery that gave us the precision we required for our extensive range of flowmeters for dosing dry Chlorine, Sulphur Dioxide and Ammonia gases, so we decided to make our own. Using our own specially formulated machinery allows our engineers to make uniquely precise, high calibre tools for use in water treatment systems.”

MPB Industries

As alluded to, MPB Industries enjoyed enormous commercial success during the COVID-19 pandemic and was able to play a pivotal role in addressing the UK ventilator challenge (as a supplier of anaesthetic flowmeters). During the period, the organisation was forced to overcome both the operational complications of the pandemic (regarding workplace health and safety) and meet surging client demands at such a trying time. Indeed, the period allowed MPB Industries to truly demonstrate its capabilities and simultaneously enjoy an incredibly busy pipeline. While the demand for anaesthetic flowmeters has perhaps slowed down since then, the company is immeasurably proud of its performance during this period of peak demand and came out of the pandemic on incredibly strong footing to grow the company in new directions.

“It was a challenging time in that we were keen to help fit out the hospitals with more ventilators to help save lives but we also had a duty of care to our staff,” commented Jason. “It did feel incredible to be part of something on this scale and to do our bit during the pandemic.”

Concerning the future, MPB Industries has ambitions to develop global operations and improve its export portfolio via the development of a more robust distributor network, as Jason added: “It’s never a dull day in our industry, one minute we are working with huge water treatment companies and the next supplying process control instruments to the Hadron Collider. However as we make so much in-house we can also do one offs for very small companies and that will long continue.”

At the same time, the organisation will be evolving and adapting its market focus points in line with global market demands to best serve the needs of the industry; in particular, this will involve a slight shift in focus from supplying the human anaesthesia segment of the market (which enjoyed a notable spike during the COVID-19 pandemic) towards that of the veterinary market, where the company excitedly reports enormous opportunities.

Commenting further, Jason shared: “We’re looking for good quality distributors on a worldwide basis. We currently export pretty much 50% of our product anyway, but we see much more opportunity around the world now. The internet certainly helps us to find people and for them to find us, but we’d like to expand that distributor base further because it helps a lot with language barriers, when we have that local base.”

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