October 1st 1988 was the first trading day of Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd, we were then located in James Howe Mill which is now a part of our Warehousing on Turner Lane Ashton under Lyne attached to our present building which was purpose built and completed in 1996. As a business we have grown in stature over the years we have been trading and survived two deep recessions and managed to retain a very
efficient and dedicated sales team. Some members of our present sales team are in their 25th year with the Company and others have done 20 and 12 years respectively. I believe this says a great deal about any Company to retain such a degree of loyalty from its staff and sends a message out to customers and potential customers alike that we have the know-how to ensure good service and a level of product knowledge that we believe is second to none in our industry. If you would like to know more about our history please click the Read On icon or if you would just like to discuss your requirements with our experienced team please contact us.
Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd For All your Pipeline Requirements
The company was formed originally by Marie Arrowsmith and her Father Pat McNair as the local area lacked any reasonable merchant coverage for pipeline products, valves and fittings, Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd started out with around 30 customers in the local area around Tameside. As the ambition of our Directors began to grow they decided that more staff were required and for the first time a Sales Engineer was out on the road to expand the customer base. From this came the beginning of our present Sales Team the Sales Engineer being myself Stephen Tate and our now Sales Director Mark Savarizadeh, later followed Mark Embury who began life in the Warehouse, taking over from Mark Savarizadeh as he took over the internal sales role. A little further down the road Marie’s Partner Darren Arrowsmith better known as Lou joined the team and 12 years ago Stuart Hutchings joined the internal sales team to complete our present sales and purchasing staff. Over the years our business has expanded in to a busy and efficient company offering an extensive range of pipework, valves and fittings in many materials including mild steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, malleable iron, UPVc, ABS, brass, copper, bronze and some more exotic metals.
Transport & Warehouse
We started with a second hand 7.5 ton flat back wagon delivering every day within the local area from this we moved on to an extended flat back still 7.5 ton vehicle which then became two vehicles as we expanded our customer base across the region to the present day where our transport is two HGV flat backs delivering to businesses across Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester every day and add to this deliveries to Merseyside and across the Country as and when required by our expanding customer base. Our current Warehouse expanded by the inclusion of our previous premises in James Howe Mill was still not quite what we needed and now have another Warehouse elsewhere in Ashton under Lyne to ensure we can stock all that our customer base requires.
Distributors for major brands
The passing of time and the growth of our expanding business brought us to the attention of some major brands in the pipeline and valve industry. In 1999 we were approached by TLV to become one of their first UK Distributors, our relationship with this innovative and forward thinking businesses has benefited both sides and today we service many small to medium process steam users and contractors across the region.
Following our success with the TLV Product range we became a distributor for Genebre and from small beginnings we have become one of the country’s leading stockists of the Genebre Valves and pipe fittings range of products. Our investment in stock ensures our customers will always find the product they are looking for on the shelf. You will find valves ready for actuation to customer specification and stainless steel BSP threaded products ready for delivery the following day. Add to this threaded, socket weld and flanged valves available from stock and you have all your valve requirements available from a single source. We also offer Albion valve products in addition to our Genebre range and can deliver next day to nearly all areas of the United Kingdom.
Moving away from our range of valves we offer an extensive range of pipe and fittings, in malleable iron after many years of looking for the right quality of product we became a Jinan Meide Distributor. For tube products to BS EN 10255:2004 we carry stock from both Yucel and Borusan and can offer stock from 8mm (1/4”) to 150mm (6”) nominal bore in red, galvanised and self-colour finishes.
In Plastics we are a leading stockist of Comer fittings and valves offering sizes from 15mm (1/2”) to 200mm (8”), the same sizes being available in all classes of UPVc tube. You will also find a full range of welding fittings and flanges on the shelf in all the major standards required. Last but not least to compliment the tube we carry in galvanised to BS EN 10255:2004 we are also a distributor of the Fastclamp range of handrailing products. In this range we offer the full catalogue from stock and can also provide the DDA range for disabled handrail projects.
So when you read our business motto “For All Your Pipeline Requirements” we really mean it with great pride as we all believe at Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd that our business is one of the best at what it does and will continue to grow for another 25 years. To enforce this point of view in our 25th year our online shop Valves Tubes Fittings Online.com will see us expand further offering any business anywhere in the Country the opportunity to buy from us and partake of what we believe is the best possible service you can get from any similar merchant. For more information on all we can offer your business please visit our Website and open an account with Besseges (Valves, Tubes & Fittings) Ltd.