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Flowmax Limited is an industrial holding company with a portfolio of small and medium sized enterprises associated with the manufacture, import and distribution of medium technology fluid management and control products, renewables, pharmaceuticals and technical products.

Having grown significantly since the 1990’s through organic growth and by acquisition we focus on small to medium sized enterprises each run by owners who have built their businesses from the ground up. Each business continues to be managed locally, with input and collaboration from the Flowmax head office, and each team has a true sense of ownership in their destiny and success.



Flowmax Ltd is an operational partner working with, investing in and helping SME’s grow to the next level. Our approach is unique in that companies joining our group can tap into support, experience, finance and expertise yet still retain their identity, and collaboratively set the course for their long term business growth while retaining significant day-to-day responsibility for the company.

Staying true to our key skills in sourcing, stocking, distribution, financial control and marketing, our companies can leverage these for their own success.

We look for medium technology products with medium barriers to entry.

Flowmax is well funded and part of the much larger South African family owned group SA Bias Industries.

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Centre Tank Services is a UK market leader in the Fuel Dispensing, Storage Tank, Adblue® and Lubrication Equipment market. Established for over 35 years and based centrally in the UK, the Company has built up a strong customer network generating regular repeat business. CTS also benefits from the exclusive UK supply arrangement of the Piusi brand of products.

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Action Sealtite are specialists in Dry Disconnect Solutions for disconnecting hose containing high value or hazardous fluids, gases or powders, where no spillage can be accepted due to financial and or environmental constraints. As well as providing solutions or solving problems they also sell a wide range of hose and fitting components worldwide both to trade and end user.

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Alpeco’s range of products includes:- Engineered pump and meter solutions for depot and plant, petroleum and chemical, Road tanker applications, tanker loading equipment, flow meters for handling all types of petroleum product including LPG and Lubricating Oils, Bottom loading arms, tanker loading skids; loading couplers, hose adaptors, vapour recovery adaptors; IBC dispensing equipment and customised pump and meter solutions.

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Specialists in valves & actuators for industrial, marine and building services applications with more than 200 years’ experience. Our experience, relationships & distribution agreements with some of the key European valve & actuator manufactures enable us to offer solutions from stock for all industries including Oil & Gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, consumer health, brewing, defence, water & wastewater and home-header.

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Petroy was started by its entrepreneurial owner in 2011 and grew to a successful business with a world-wide network of distributors of its products. One of its largest customers and main distributor in the UK was Hytek. When its owner decided to prepare a path to retirement that would ensure the continuity of his business, it was not a big step to approach Hytek to agree a plan to buy out him and his partners.

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Hytek manufacture & distribute fluid handling equipment for use in the road transport industry. The Company provides a wide range of equipment from stock and with fast deliver to satisfy the demanding requirements of service and installation engineers.

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The Flowmax Group is a global group of companies serving niche areas in a variety of industries. Chosen for distilled knowledge and expertise in specialist areas our businesses are providers of medium technology fluid management and control products in sectors as broad as renewables, chemicals,  petroleum & fuel oil and pharmaceuticals.

OLE (UK) LTD is a growing, privately owned business, developing products to meet the requirements of the downstream fuels industry, the Water industry, and any industry that stores liquid and powdered products.

OLE employ Engineers and Assembly and Test staff at our facility near Chichester.

We manufacture and assemble all of our products, and source many of the components we use, from the UK and Europe.

OLE Gauges as shipped all over the world and are suitable for most extreme climates.

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Founded in 1987 as industrial flow control to sell tanker loading and process metering equipment, today IFC Inflow is run by operations director Kiran Shaw and technical director Greg Clarke.

Over the years, the initial emphasis on flow meters and loading arms, has evolved into the provision of total project solutions, which include design, fabrication and installation services, in addition to a range of standard products direct from stock.

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Pumptronics were the pioneers of the modern fuelling delivery system. Now, 35 years later, we’re still at the forefront of innovation in our industry. From humble beginnings in a garage to dedicated production facilities, our pumps have been built by hand in Britain.

In 2015 Pumptronics was given the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, recognizing the significance of the Pumptronics brand on the international stage.

2018 saw Pumptronics join forces with Hytek, bringing together two brands that have lead their markets for a combined 70 years. Now with the ALPHA range sitting within the Pumptronics brand, the products continue to be hand-built by experts in the UK.

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Design and supply of energy efficient systems for building services and industrial applications. We specialise in the design and supply of communal and district heating systems. Not only that, we love to get involved in industrial heat recovery projects. Here, our knowledge and product range combine to reduce running costs and improve the efficiency of process systems.

We collaborate with M&E consultants, contractors, developers and housing providers across all stages of a project, and support building/energy managers to reduce their carbon footprint.

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With 15 years’ experience as a specialist distributor of marine and industrial pumps, Castle Pumps have built up the knowledge, expertise and contacts needed to specify solutions that meet even the most specific of client or industry requirements. From seawater to fuel oil to chemicals to food, Castle Pumps have an offering to deliver any process.

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BioPharma Dynamics supply process solutions into the healthcare markets encompassing, Life Sciences, Vaccine Manufacturers, Biopharma, Animal Health, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical API’s and OTC treatments. The products offered are designed and manufactured for processes with the most popular quality standards met including USP VI certified, with full validation packages available.

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Anglo Nordic

Anglo Nordic has been supplying innovative heating components & solutions to original equipment manufacturers, stockists & distributors in the heating oil & gas sectors since 1958.  It is a member of OFTEC and the Oil Firing Technical Association and has its own on-site test facility. The Company holds over 2,000 products & components in stock for immediate dispatch & next day delivery throughout the UK. These include products from world class equipment manufacturers including Suntec, HP Technik, Fluidics, Monarch, Toby & Inpro. The Company also sources, assembles & packages their own Anglo Selected products range. The company joined Flowmax in 2009.


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Buckley Industrial

Buckley Industrial was established in 1990 and specialises in the manufacture, inspection and testing of flexible hose assemblies for the power generation, chemical, food processing, paper and petrochemical industries throughout the UK, Europe, the Far and Middle East. The company has proprietary technically advanced equipment for use in hose inspection and testing, a market in which it is a leading service provider.

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Whisper Pumps Ltd is one of the UK’s leading independent water pump suppliers and has been supplying pumps to the agricultural, industrial, commercial and domestic markets since 1994. The company’s range of pumps is drawn from major international pump manufacturers and also includes pump controls, pipe fittings and water treatment products.

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Passionate team members making a real difference to their customers

Carl Coutts-Trotter


Graham Morrell


Sam Sweeney


Matt Terry


Nicola Stamp

Interim MD HYTEK Group

Tom Morgan


Paul Robinson


Joe Brenan

Joe Brenan

MD BioPharma Dynamics


Anthony Verhulst



Ian McCreeth

MD Anglo Nordic burner Products

Kiran Shaw

Director, IFC

Greg Clarke


Gurdeep Lakhanpal

head of sales cts

Michelle Goodfellow


Andy Seal


Why flowmax?

Why be a part of the Flowmax Group?

Businesses choose Flowmax because as well as helping them and providing a support network when they need it, we share in their passion for success. We build clusters of businesses in similar activities, industry segments or customer channels giving Group members a chance to share knowledge and experience. The Flowmax approach aims to retain senior management and give a wealth of important benefits such as:

Shareholder rewards
Realisation of the equity you have built up in your business
Continue to share in the financial reward as your company continues to grow

Support to grow your business
Partnership working
Strategic guidance
Operational advice
Access to financial investment and funding
Access to significant business experience and group knowledge

Access to support in developing you and your people
Tailored training and development programme for key team members
Networking and knowledge sharing with others

Building your company’s future
Continued involvement in decision making
Supporting your business culture and ethos
Involvement in an entrepreneurial culture which understands and supports ‘family owned’ businesses
Acting in the best interest of your business

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