International Sealing Firm Eyes Growth with Corporate Rebrand
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04 July 2017Arefco Special Products Limited, the Ashington-based global sealing company, has changed its name to UTEX Industries UK Limited, aligning its brand with that of its parent company, the American headquartered UTEX Industries Inc.
The newly renamed UTEX Industries UK will continue to service clients, primarily oil & gas, industrial, water, mining & mass transit sectors. Its capabilities include design and manufacture of elastomeric, fabric reinforced, engineered thermoplastic and metallic seals, rubber to metal bonding, in-house tooling and complex metallic component manufacture. The UK company was founded in 1978 and was acquired by Texas-based global sealing systems manufacturer, UTEX in 2011. UTEX Industries Inc. was founded in 1940, currently employs over 600 people and has a global manufacturing footprint with facilities in North America, UK & Asia.
The rebrand was prompted by the firmís strategic initiatives and in support of the energy industryís efficiency-led revival, facilitating global brand awareness of UTEX Industries Inc.
Alison Stewart, Business Development Manager at UTEX Europe, said: "This change of name positions UTEX Industries UK at the forefront of the UK supply chainís offering to global and domestic markets. The sealing solutions and bespoke services we are bringing to our clients reflect the industry-wide drive for efficiency and the innovation that is delivering this. "Advances in sealing technology to meet the increasing demands of applications, coupled with the market demands for a cohesive and valuable Supply Chain are a huge opportunity for our company in particular and industry in general. We are in the process of recruiting additional staff to meet additional demand.Ē