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Flexitallic expands Teesside centre to include training and demonstrations facility

Posted on 11 February 2021

Flexitallic expands Teesside centre to include training and demonstrations facility

Flexitallic UK Ltd is set to move into larger premises on Teesside to meet rising client demand for specialist gasket materials, engineering services, and engineering compliance in line with strict fugitive emissions legislation.

The new facility will allow Flexitallic to expand its gasket manufacturing, stockholding, and workshop capabilities, as well as hosting a dedicated ECITB-approved training facility.

The move will enable Flexitallic to provide increased support to a growing client base in the North East, which is home to chemistry, fine and speciality chemicals, petrochemicals, polymers and composites, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, biofuels, and energy sectors.

Part of the global Flexitallic Group, the Teesside centre is part of a network of branches established in industry-focused locations including Aberdeen, Merseyside and South West - along with its UK headquarters and manufacturing base in West Yorkshire.

The branches act as the distribution arm for Flexitallic’s sealing solutions, including its comprehensive range of gaskets designed and manufactured to meet the requirements and safety-focused operations of all industry sectors. 

In addition to its expanded stockholding, the new branch will also provide 24/7 access to commercial and technical support and complimentary delivery service for its North East clients.

Supporting its product range is Flexitallic’ s extensive technical expertise, which offers expert advice and training to clients. The Teesside centre will host workshops, industry discussions, flange management and bolted joint integrity calculation software demonstrations, as well as specialist training using its Flange Assembly Demonstration Unit (FADU) and ECITB-accredited training rigs encompassing various gasket specifications and tightening methods.

The Teesside Service Centre is operated by a team of joint integrity professionals experienced in the local process sectors.  Among them is an applications team, which works closely with clients on a range of specialist bolted joint integrity projects including design reviews, gasket redesigns and industry compliance to standards such as EN1591-1 & ASME PCC1 2019.

Sam Bradley, UK Sales Director at Flexitallic said: “The demand for our industrial gaskets and sealing solutions has led to the need to expand our operations on Teesside, enabling Flexitallic to provide a more comprehensive bolted joint integrity service to our growing client base.  Our clients share our view that gaskets are more than a commodity item and want a supplier that can provide technical expertise, support, and training alongside innovative products.

 “Our new larger branch will enable Flexitallic to better serve the North East market and work with clients to find fit for purpose solutions to issues such as chemical compatibility and thermal cycling of equipment.  

“We can also provide a range of flange integrity training and demonstrations in our new dedicated training suite, which further supports our clients’ preference to work directly with a manufacturer that has a broad and expert understanding of bolted joint integrity.”

For further details please email Gary Milne at gmilne@flxitallic.eu or call +44 (0)7770 233001