Indutrade acquires UK Gas Technologies Group
UK Gas Technologies Ltd, which comprises Puretech Process Systems Ltd, Medical Gases Ltd and Microgas Systems Ltd, was acquired by Indutrade, an international industrial group that acquires and develops companies characterised by high-tech-know-how and an ability to build enduring, close relationships with customers and suppliers, on 17th September. The acquisition will enable UK based UK Gas Technologies, which was founded in 1983, to maintain momentum as an international innovator in custom-made solutions for high purity medical and laboratory gases, purified water and steam systems, and other process installations and specialist systems, serving clients worldwide in sectors including healthcare and hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturing, research laboratories, solar cell and semiconductor manufacturers.
UK Gas Technologies founders, Andrew Barrett and Gary Littlewood will remain as Managing Director and Technical Director respectively.
Like UK Gas Technologies, Indutrade values developing close relations with clients and suppliers and investment in innovation and technology. The acquisition will open a new chapter for UK Gas Technologies, it will benefit all stake holders and enable us to take the company to the next level, consolidating our position as a world class company.
Andrew Barrett, Managing Director
Providing essential oxygen systems for emergency
COVID-19 Intensive Care facilities
We are immensely proud of our team who worked around the clock at the start of the COVID-19 shutdown to deliver essential oxygen systems for three emergency COVID-19 Intensive Care facilities in London and Cardiff. Our dedicated teams demonstrated their commitment in extremely challenging circumstances delivering new facilities at The Royal London, Epsom General and The Dragons Heart Hospital, Principality Stadium, Cardiff. They were ably supported by our suppliers who went above and beyond their normal service to help us to deliver the projects on schedule, on budget with no compromise on quality.
Timing was the obvious challenge – projects that would ordinarily take months to design, plan and install, had to be delivered in a matter of weeks to provide emergency additional capacity for coronavirus patients and relieve the pressure on existing hospital facilities. To be able to achieve this, our resources had to be temporarily diverted from existing projects, and installation teams worked twelve to fourteen-hour shifts, whist complying with the additional requirements of COVID-19 safe working, to deliver the projects on time. Maintaining the quality and the standards required was as crucial as the timing, and the projects had to be signed off by the NHS Trust’s pharmacist as fit for use, with all quality standards meeting the pharmacist’s requirements. All projects were signed off on time with no issues.
Predictably, securing the necessary materials during the COVID-19 shutdown was also challenging, and we relied heavily on the relationships we have built over the years with our supply chain who, whilst also working under extreme pressure supplying the majority of the coronavirus emergency hospitals, still managed to manufacture and supply the necessary medical equipment and pipework, without which we would not have been able to complete the projects.
Few companies have the depth of experience, knowledge, expertise and trusted supply partners we have accumulated over 40 years of designing and installing gas delivery systems, all of which contributed to us to succeeding in delivering these projects, in time scales which prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic would not have been considered for projects of this size, without compromise on quality.
Proud to be doing our bit in the fight against COVID-19
Managing Director, Andrew Barrett, talking about the work we carried out at the Dragon’s Heart Hospital at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. Our sister company Medical Gases installed the medical oxygen systems, which are critical for the hospital to function. We’re proud of our team and everyone involved in the project and we’re proud to be doing our bit in the fight against COVID-19.