Electrical component distributor, Kempston Controls, has become Bürkert’s official distributor for the Midlands region. Based in Northamptonshire, Kempston Controls now supplies end-users across the region with Bürkert’s range of process valves and flow control components. The main sectors of coverage include food & beverage as well as hygienic applications.
The new agreement means that Kempston Controls will supply a range of Bürkert products including process and control valves as well as solenoid valves. The distributor will also stock Bürkert’s range of WRAS-approved material valves to demonstrate UK regulations compliance of water fittings that transfer water to and from the public mains supply. Kempston Controls will stock Bürkert products on-site and also provide 24/7 cover to support customers out-of-hours.
As a distributor, Kempston Controls will receive expert project support from Bürkert to optimize the design, implementation and commissioning of customers’ process control projects. This includes technology such as Bürkert’s FLOWave volumetric flow meter for high accuracy measurement of pharmaceutical-grade water and ultra-pure media applications.
Kempston Controls will also have access to food & beverage solutions such as the tank blanketing system that enables the automated control of pressure and atmosphere inside a tank. The solution is deployed in applications such as brewery buffer tanks to maintain the desired conditions and prevent bacterial growth.
Having been a reseller of Bürkert products for several years, the formalised distribution agreement will enable Kempston Controls to expand its presence in the process sector. Thomas Steele, Midlands Area Sales Manager at Bürkert explains: “The agreement increases the support Bürkert can provide to customers in the Midlands with greater speed and availability of valves and associated process control components. It also enables our system design engineers to be more involved in projects, particularly within the food & beverage sector and hygienic applications.”
“Significant growth for Kempston Controls is taking place within the process sector and we’re serving an increasing amount of customer projects. For our customers, Bürkert’s support means very high-quality valves with rapid availability,” says Kempston Controls’ Sandeep Sarpal, Commercial Manager of the company’s Process Division.
“Bürkert’s backing also means support for process system design and Kempston Controls can directly integrate with the company’s flow control engineers. Our future growth plan is to offer a complete solution from design through to field support, and this agreement is the start of that,” Sandeep adds.