Our History

BEL Valves, part of the British Engines Group, was established in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1964 to design and manufacture high pressure and high temperature valves for the petrochemical industry. In the 1970s, BEL Valves established itself as a key global supplier to the oil and gas industry. Today, we continue to lead the way in innovative engineering and customer service by pushing industry standards forward in safety, reliability and sustainability.

1964

BEL Valves is established as a high pressure petrochemical valve supplier.

1966

Apprenticeship scheme opens.

1970

BEL Valves supplies first overseas project.

1990

First HIPPS solution and large bore valves are designed and manufactured.

1986

BEL Valve manufactures first choke and kill manifold valves.

1982

First subsea gate valve installed in North Sea.

1994

BEL Valves expands into subsea gate valve market and receives first order of over £10m.

1997

First subsea small bore valves and actuators are launched.

2001

BEL Valves designs first subsea ball valves.

2002

First double isolation E-ball valve is designed and manufactured.

2009

BEL Valves develops surface ball valve range.

2009

BEL Valves receives first £50m order.

2004

BEL Valves first Subsea Electric Actuator (SEA) is designed and built.

2010

A 5” gate valve testing to 3000m water depth and 15,000 psi is installed in the Gulf of Mexico.

2012

Pipeline gate valves are added to BEL Valves product range.

2014

Site redevelopment doubles production capacity at BEL Valves.

2018

BEL Valves manufactures biggest gate valve at 56”.

2016

BEL Valves develops all welded ball valves.

2016

BEL Valves Milan opens in Italy.

1964

BEL Valves is established as a high pressure petrochemical valve supplier.

1966

Apprenticeship scheme opens.

1970

BEL Valves supplies first overseas project.

1982

First subsea gate valve installed in North Sea.

1986

BEL Valve manufactures first choke and kill manifold valves.

1990

First HIPPS solution and large bore valves are designed and manufactured.

1994

BEL Valves expands into subsea gate valve market and receives first order of over £10m.

1997

First subsea small bore valves and actuators are launched.

2001

BEL Valves designs first subsea ball valves.

2002

First double isolation E-ball valve is designed and manufactured.

2004

BEL Valves first Subsea Electric Actuator (SEA) is designed and built.

2009

BEL Valves receives first £50m order.

2009

BEL Valves receives first £50m order.

2010

A 5” gate valve testing to 3000m water depth and 15,000 psi is installed in the Gulf of Mexico.

2012

Pipeline gate valves are added to BEL Valves product range.

2014

Site redevelopment doubles production capacity at BEL Valves.

2016

BEL Valves develops all welded ball valves.

2016

BEL Valves develops all welded ball valves.

2018

BEL Valves manufactures biggest gate valve at 56”.