KW Designed Solutions Celebrates a Record Year
What a year we’ve had! We are pleased to report that we’ve continued to go from strength to strength; increasing our turnover fivefold and expanding our team from 13 to 20. We have introduced the KW Group to manage KW Designed Solutions and launched a new company called KW Pressure Testing. This has given us a solid platform to build upon, as we enter the new financial year, in line with our ambitious future growth plans.
New In-House Testing Facility (KW Pressure Testing Ltd)
We eagerly await the launch of our new state-of-the-art in-house, pressure testing facility which will provide hyperbaric, hydrostatic, gas, submerged gas, environmental, full qualification, type approval and factory acceptance testing. Our full-turnkey test facility, due to launch this autumn, will use fully automated pressure and temperature control systems and be fully compliant with international and industry standards.
Largest Pressure Testing System in Construction
Our team are busy designing, manufacturing and installing various pressure testing projects. One of which is the largest pressure vessel manufactured to date by KW Designed Solutions. It has a 2.5 metres internal diameter, with an internal depth of 8 metres! This hyperbaric chamber will carry out Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and Production Testing and is able to operate at pressures of 690 bar / 10,000 psi and at temperatures between 3°C and 30°C. It will be an integral part of a fully automated pressure control system, for a leading global offshore and subsea products manufacturer.
New KW Controls Division
We have built our core business by designing and manufacturing intelligent solutions that automate, control and simulate environmental conditions within our pressure vessels. Our new internal Controls division has been developed to provide expertise for the specification and design of automated systems/process control equipment for a wide range of industries including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food, nuclear and allied industries.
Our plan to expand KW Designed Solutions globally, into both new and existing markets (such as North and South America) was strengthened by exhibiting at the Oceanology Americas, San Diego in February 2019, where we received some great interest and enquiries, including a recently quoted project for the design and manufacturing of a pressure testing system for a technological institute in Brazil.
Closer to home, we continue to work with our partner company Equilabo in France, with some good enquiries currently in development. Here in the UK, we exhibited at Ocean Business, Southampton which helped to strengthen our name in the industry and increase brand awareness. We received a wealth of interest and enquiries from British companies and many other countries, including Norway and Germany, which we are presently working on.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers old and new for their custom and support. We hope to continue working with you all, as we continue to progress, innovate and expand.
Mark Henderson, Commercial Director, explains: “We are very pleased to have had such a successful year and have spent a great deal of time and investment into making sure our future vision becomes reality. The performance of our business is not possible without the fantastic work and effort from all of our employees, so a big thank you to you all.”