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Paladon Systems and BPS Supply Group Partnership For US Market

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Valve actuator stock in excess of one million dollars drastically reduces lead times

BAKERSFIELD, US, January 18, 2013 - BPS announces they have partnered with UK valve actuator manufacturer and control systems specialist Paladon Systems to supply all quarter-turn and linear valve actuators for the US market. Bakersfield Pipe & Supply President, Dan Byrum, “One of BPS’ key strengths is making sure that we stock the products that our customers typically require. After stocking pipe, valves and fittings for many years, we realized that stocking a comprehensive range of valve actuators would complement these products lines and increase the total value we bring to our customers’ operations. In the last five years we have also noticed a decline in domestic valve actuator manufacturing and this has resulting in increased lead times for customers. By investing in a large stock of valve actuators, we can provide significantly reduced lead times when compared to other valve actuator suppliers. Paladon Systems actuators are also fully modular, so that allows us to stock numerous sizes of cylinders, spring-cartridges and scotch-yoke housings to meet the vast majority of valve torque characteristics we typically see, and offer optimal actuator sizes to reduce the cost and size to our customers.

Paladon Systems Managing Director, Brian Ennever, “The US market has always been significant; however, being based in Europe has meant that we have historically struggled to be competitive when compared to US manufacturers due to the costs and additional lead time incurred when shipping complete systems from Europe. Although we have seen success for US projects that require valve automation technology that is simply not available from current US manufacturers or outside of Paladon Systems, these projects form a very small part of the total valve automation business available and future growth is therefore limited. To be successful with our more conventional product lines, it has always been clear that we would have to partner with a progressive US company who had the technical and commercial experience to gain market share and, just as importantly, be willing to invest in a very significant amount of stock to overcome the shipping issues. BPS fits these requirements perfectly. We are very excited to partner with BPS to give our US customers improved service and easier access to advanced valve automation technologies that has previously been unavailable to them.” Headquartered in Bakersfield CA, BPS is the largest independent supply company in the Western US supplying pipe, valves fittings and supplies from 14 locations. Headquartered in Brixworth, UK, Paladon Systems manufactures a comprehensive range of valve actuators and advanced control systems; all supported by facilities and business partners located in 17 countries across the Globe.

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To find out more about BPS’ valve automation solutions, please contact Ed Casey at +1 661 616 6032  ECasey@bakersfieldpipe.com, Bob Smith at +1 832 310 2361 BSmith@bakersfieldpipe.com. To find out more about Paladon Systems, please contact Matthew Shepherd at +44 (0)1604 880700 or matthew.shepherd@paladonsystems.com

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