Truflo has operated from the same site
in Witton, Birmingham, since Wilmot Breedon established
the company in 1962. Originally, Truflo Ltd made valves
for the oil and gas market as well as for the naval marine
market. However, in 1994 a strategic decision was made by
the then owners Charles Baynes plc, to move all of the oil
and gas business to Truflo Marine’s sister company
in Belgium, Truflo Rona, so that Truflo Marine could focus
on the naval marine niche market.
Charles Baynes (renamed FCX International
plc) was quoted on the London Stock Exchange until a mangement
buyout in conjunction with Alchemy Partners in July 2002.
This created a privately owned group of primarily flow control
distribution and manufacturing companies. The Distribution
Divisions of the group were sold in 2005 and the Truflo
International group remained to focus solely on the specialist
manufacture of valves, instruments and related flow control
products, providing technical solutions and added value
services. In May 2006, IMI plc bought the Truflo International
group of six specialist valve manufacturing companies in
a deal worth £113m.
IMI plc is an international engineering
business specialising in innovative solutions and services
for a wide range of industrial and retail customers. Its
future growth is being built on the two business areas of
Fluid Controls (Severe Service, Fluid Power, Indoor Climate)
and Retail Dispense (Beverage Dispense, Merchandising Systems).
Truflo Marine Ltd is now a Fluid Controls business of IMI
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