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2014

2014

Acquisition

Rotork Midland (formerly Xylem Flow Control Ltd) adds scope for control components and systems to Rotork Instruments

Acquisition
Acquisition

2013

Acquisition

Schischek Group, manufacturing explosionproof actuators for the HVAC industry, purchased to increase Rotork's market coverage

2013

Acquisition

Renfro Associates Inc, valve adaptation business in Oklahoma, purchased to repeat success of Valvekits in the USA

Acquisition
Acquisition

2012

Acquisition

Soldo, Italian switchbox manufacturer, purchased and added to Rotork Instrument Division

2012

Product

Launch of CMA, compact modulating electric actuator complementing the successful CVA range of process valve actuators

Product

2011

Acquisition

Acquisition of K-Tork, US manufacturer of pneumatic vane-type actuators and damper drives

Acquisition

2011

Acquisition

Acquisition of Fairchild Industrial Products; first member of new Rotork Instruments Division

Acquisition

2011

Offices/Agents

Purchase of Rotork Servo Controles de Mexico SA de CV, part-owned agent in important Mexican market since the 1970s

Offices/Agents
Offices/Agents

2010

Offices/Agents

New Indian manufacturing plant at Jigani; existing plant at Chennai becomes the Rotork Innovation & Design Engineering Centre

Acquisition

2014

Acquisition

Young Tech Co. Ltd (YTC), Korean manufacturer of smart positioners, strengthens Rotork Instruments and addressable markets

Acquisition

2013

Acquisition

Service company Flowco purchased to strengthen Rotork's utility service offering in Southern England

2013

Acquisition

GT Attuatori Italia Srl, GT Attuatori Europe GmbH & Max Process GmbH increase Rotork's rack & pinion pneumatic actuator ranges

Acquisition
Product

2012

Product

Introduction of IQ3, third generation intelligent actuator, maintaining Rotork predominance of non-intrusive actuator technology

2011

Company

Prokits, UK valve accessory company, purchased and merged with Rotork Valvekits

Company
Acquisition

2011

Acquisition

Acquisition of Centork Valve Control SL, Spanish manufacturer of low power actuators

Offices/Agents

2011

Offices/Agents

Valco Valves & Automation AS, long term agent in Norway, purchased and renamed Rotork Norge

Acquisition

2010

Acquisition

Acquisition of Ralph A. Hiller completes Rotork's power industry product range; Creates Centre of Excellence for nuclear products

Product

2010

Product

Wireless version of Pakscan launched, keeping the product at the forefront of valve control technology

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2010

Acquisition

2009

Acquisition

Flow-Quip acquired in the USA, increasing Fluid Systems product offering in existing and new markets

2008

Product

Smart Valve Monitoring (SVM) technology added to Fluid Systems product range

Product
Company

2006

Company

Rotork Site Services created to provide lifetime support for all Rotork and other manufacturers' products

2006

Product

The AWT range of robust, simple actuators begins production in new Rotork factory in Malaysia

Product
Product

2004

Product

The IQT quarter-turn version of the IQ launched. Dramatic growth prevalent in electric actuator business

2003

Company

Fluid Systems relocates in Lucca to factory four times larger than the previous one

Company
Product

2000

Product

The Skilmatic electro-hydraulic product range is acquired

Acquisition

2008

Acquisition

Remote Control, Swedish manufacturer of pneumatic actuators, acquired

 

2008

Product

Launch of the CVA actuator, born out of IQ technology and offering expansion into new process industry sectors

Product

2006

Acquisition

Omag, Italian manufacturer of gearboxes including large and subsea products, acquired

Acquisition
Product

2006

Product

IQPro, third generation intelligent actuator, launched

2004

Acquisition

Purchase of Deanquip Valve Automation in Australia & PC-Intertechnik in Germany

Acquisition
Acquisition

2002

Acquisition

Jordan Controls, US company making process valve electric actuators, acquired

2000

Product

The IQ Mark 2 actuator launched, keeping Rotork at the Vanguard of intelligent valve actuation

Product
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2000

1999

Acquistion

Rotork acquires Fluid System Srl, situated in the heart of the Italian valvemaking industry at Lucca

Acquistion
Product

1993

Product

Launch of the first IQ non-intrusive, intelligent electric actuator; commissioning without removing electrical covers

Acquisition

1998

Acquisition

Alecto, making small gearboxes in Holland, added to Rotork Gears

1995

Company

Dedicated Fluid Power Division launched. Operating from the UK, USA and Singapore

Company
Acquisition

1993

Acquisition

Further investment in Rotork Gears through the purchase of Exeeco, gearbox company part-owned since 1987

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1990

1988

Offices/Agents

In China, offices opened in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing; licensed manufacture in Shanghai & Shenzen

Offices/Agents

1985

Product

Introduction of first Pakscan digital bus control system, now industry-standard for actuator control in many markets

Product
Company

1980

Company

Expansion at Bath increases production by a further 50%, enabling European production to be centralised

1989

Offices/Agents

Eight new offices opened in USA & Canada; new companies formed in Venezuela & Russia

Offices/Agents

1987

Company

Rotork Australia replaced agency; Rotork Singapore became hub for subsidiaries in South Korea, Malaysia & Indonesia

Company
Offices/Agents

1981

Offices/Agents

New offices open in Spain and Singapore. Production development sees introduction of solid state electronics

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1980

Company

1979

Company

New Rotork company opens in Germany

1977

Offices/Agents

Manufacturing joint venture in India agreed

1970

Product

Manufacturing doubles in size, including first USA facility, in Maryland. 'Double-sealed' actuator enclosure introduced

Product
Product

1979

Product

New range of heavy duty fluid power actuators introduced from the US factory in Rochester

Company

1974

Company

Over 13,000 units built, over 450 staff in UK and 80 overseas, annual actuator sales reach £5 million

Product

1970

Product

Specially developed actuator range successfully tested and approved for nuclear power industry

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1970

Company

1968

Company

Rotork introduced to London Stock Exchange as Rotork Controls Ltd

1964

Product

Revolutionary Syncropak actuator launched, offering integral starter and standard control circuitry

Product
Product

1960

Product

Rotork introduces 'O' ring sealing and the first 'A' Range Syncroset actuator

1969

Product

Annual production of Syncropak actuators reaches 6000

Product
Company

1962

Company

Service company opens in France; building begins on the purpose designed production plant at Brassmill Lane

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1960

1959

Product

Annual actuator production approaches 600 units

Product
Offices/Agents

1959

Offices/Agents

First overseas agent appointed, in Australia

1957

Trading Begins

The Rotork Engineering Company Ltd begins trading at Widcombe Manor, Jeremy Fry's home in Bath

Trading Begins
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1950

In the Beginning

1945

In the Beginning

Rotork was a small engineering company acquired by David and Jeremy Fry

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1940

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