Established in 1969, Valeport designs and manufactures instrumentation for the oceanographic, hydrometric and hydrographic markets, with a worldwide customer base that includes the environmental, defence, oil & gas, renewable, construction, dredging and civil engineering sectors.
Key to our reputation for supplying high quality, reliable instrumentation is our philosophy of retaining all aspects of the development and manufacturing processes in-house. Our riverside premises in the picturesque town of Totnes in the southwest of the UK houses all our facilities for designing, CNC machining, environmental testing, assembly, calibration and servicing of all our instruments. This philosophy gives us complete control over every aspect of our products, allowing us to provide our customers with the right tools to do their jobs, with minimum fuss and maximum confidence.
In 2011, we recognised that a combination of this philosophy and our consistent growth meant that we were outgrowing our premises on the bank of the River Dart in Totnes, so we embarked upon the most significant step so far in Valeport’s history. In September 2013, the stunning Reade Building was completed; situated next door to our existing site, the 16,000ft² (1,600m²) 3½ storey building more than doubles our workspace, and houses our entire production facility with a fully equipped CNC machine shop, state of the art calibration laboratory, and two floors of ESD protected assembly workshop.
With half our staff now situated in the Reade Building, our existing 12,000 ft² (1,200m²) facility can now be utilised more efficiently, allowing us to further expand our R&D, sales and service capabilities as well as maintaining a second calibration laboratory dedicated to service and recalibration.
We firmly believe that by continuing to invest in our capabilities and facilities, and by having complete control over every aspect of product design, development and manufacture, we will continue to provide our customers with the high levels of quality, performance and service they have come to expect from us.