PPE opens new Houston facility

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), the Blackburn-based manufacturer of high performance moulded elastomer seals, has opened its new test and customer support facility located in Houston, Texas.

[caption id="attachment_24733" align="f-align-medium-right f-align-center" width="200"]Brett Finley, vice president of Fluid & Metering Technologies and PPE’s managing director Paul Gillyon Brett Finley, vice president of Fluid & Metering Technologies and PPE’s managing director Paul Gillyon[/caption]

The facility, which consists of office space, meeting rooms, a material testing and analysis laboratory including high pressure test equipment, warehousing and a customer support centre, will bring significant technical and performance benefits to those operating in the global oil and gas exploration market from bases in Houston.

Engineers and specifiers of high performance specialist elastomer seals used in oil and gas applications now have the opportunity to a discuss projects face to face, and to work with PPE’s Houston-based engineering and materials team. They also continue to benefit from access to the full resources of PPE provided from the company’s headquarters in the UK, providing a seamless link between customer projects across the US, Canada, Europe and beyond. Paul Gillyon, PPE’s managing director, said: “We have made a significant investment in the new Houston facility, both in capital equipment and experienced personnel which will further assist us in delivering our value proposition to this key oil and gas market. We are all very excited about this new resource and the opportunities it will bring to PPE and our customers.”