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About Oxford Flow

At Oxford Flow, we design and assemble innovative pressure control equipment using technology developed at the Oxford Thermo-Fluids facility at Oxford University.

Oxford location


Engineered to be smaller, lighter and more reliable than conventional valves, our technology offers superior performance for the energy, water and industrial sectors.

Our vision is to transform our clients’ operations by designing better valves. Innovation will lead to extraordinary results – improving safety, increasing performance, boosting reliability and reducing costs. We see a world where valves play an instrumental role in exceeding our clients’ goals.


Innovation is at our core. From our roots in Oxford University we have grown into a global company providing solutions in the energy, water, and industrial sectors. As we engage our customers, we use innovation to solve problems, while upholding our commitment to superior safety and exceptional results.

Innovation that delivers

Oxford Flow innovative engineering team

Innovation is part of everything we do. Our expert team of engineers and academics fuel new products, solutions, and ways of doing things. Continuous improvement is also part of everything we do. We encourage creativity in our team, we ask them to think big so that their imaginations can drive our innovation and results for clients.

Safety at our core

At their core, our valves are designed with safety in mind. From being more reliable and robust, to being lighter and smaller – they offer benefits that protect our customers’ people and assets. We put safety first in everything we do – from new designs and manufacturing to installation and commissioning.

Delivering every time

Our unwavering focus on quality means that our products deliver every time. We uphold the highest standards for design, manufacture, delivery, installation, and commissioning of our valves. By using lessons learned across our industries, we can transfer technologies and ideas to create new solutions that are more reliable, cost-effective and higher performing than conventional technologies.

Our history

From our roots in Oxford University, our core innovation has evolved for new markets and applications as our business has expanded globally. Check out our journey so far.

Oxford Flow’s inception

Oxford Flow is incorporated, being spun out of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science.


First IP field trial

First installation of the IP valve in South West Water’s live distribution network.


Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) development

Agreement signed with SGN to develop the IM valve as a network innovation allowance project.


Osney Mead office

Oxford Flow moves into office on Osney Mead, Oxford.


Neil Poxon joins

Industry stalwart, Neil Poxon joins Oxford Flow as CEO to drive the business’ growth and diversification.


First IP valve installed in UAE

First IP valve installed in a water distribution network in the Middle East.


SMART valve

Grant received for development of self-powered SMART technology.


Capital raise

Concluded £6.1m capital raise.


First IP valve in the US

The IP valve was installed for the first time in the US utilising the pressure sustaining pilot configuration.


First bulk IP order

Received our first bulk order of IP valves for installation in a municipality in Mexico.


First installation of IM valve

First hydrocarbon gas installation of IM valves in SGN networks.


SMART valve deployment

Deployment of the SMART water valve with Middle East utility.


Major oil and gas operator support

Three oil and gas majors sign up for the ES oil and gas valve testing.


IM valve launch

The IM valve is launched to the UK and European gas distribution market.


UK office expansion

UK headquarters expand as Oxford Flow positions itself for growth.


ES valve shortlisted for OAAs

The ES valve achieved highly commendable in the Emerging Technology category at the SPE Offshore Achievement Awards.


IM valve approved

IM valve is approved by SGN for use in UK gas distribution networks.


Georg Fischer strategic investment

Georg Fischer makes an initial investment into Oxford Flow’s water and industrials business to access new technology in support of GF’s innovation strategy.


Capital raise

Oxford Flow raises £9.1m to grow its oil and gas and water businesses.


Winner of the ASME Best Mechanical Engineering Award

At OTC 2022 event Oxford Flow win the Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Innovation Award for the ES Series Actuated Valve.


KOSO Kent Introl (KKI) become strategic partners

KOSO Kent Introl (KKI), part of Nihon Koso group, enter into a strategic global partnership. The relationship combines Oxford Flow’s innovative valve technology with KKI’s unrivalled industry knowledge and valve heritage.


Oxford Flow become ADNOC finalists

Oxford Flow is named as 1 of 10 finalists from 650 applicants from 50 countries by the ADNOC Group Decarbonization Technology Challenge for producing control and isolation valves that eliminate fugitive emissions.


ADNOC judges award Oxford Flow a commendation at COP28 UAE

Oxford Flow are awarded a commendation by the judges of the ADNOC Group Decarbonization Technology Challenge at COP28 UAE for the ES Stemless Valves.


Our team

From our roots in Oxford University, we have cultivated an agile and adaptable team of seasoned professionals including industry leaders and subject matter experts.

Strategic partners