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.
At Oxford Flow, we design and assemble innovative pressure control equipment using technology developed at the Oxford Thermo-Fluids facility at Oxford University.
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
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.
From our roots in Oxford University, our core innovation has evolved for new markets and applications as our business has expanded globally. See 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.
Grant received for development of self-powered SMART technology.
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.
US office opening
US office opens in Houston, TX with the appointment of Andy Ghiz as Vice President, Americas.
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.
Oxford Flow raises £9.1m to grow its oil and gas and water businesses.