Akro Valve Ltd supply flow control valves and water distribution systems that deliver precise units of flow.
They are used in the scientific and process industries and by water authorities to limit or control flow. The business also supplies water saving tap stands for a variety of industries, including overseas aid and events and festivals.
We’ve helped them access LoCASE grant funding and develop their business strategy through the Profitnet programme, designed to help business owners find answers to their biggest business issue.
Profitnet was invaluable and worked rather like a non-exec Board through the sharing of experience, knowledge and ideas in the group.
Mathew Knight, MD Akro Valve Ltd:
We needed help with business development
“The company needed support to develop a new line of flow control valves initially to retrofit in the domestic homes market. The valve is easily fitted to existing taps, and therefore is also relevant to new commercial sites including the public sector schools and hospitals.
On the operational side the business wanted to improve resource efficiency by installing LEDs and participate in Profitnet in order to improve business processes including a review of IP.”
Business Growth Support
“Initially the focus was on resource efficiency and installation of LEDs throughout the factory. This broadened out significantly to workshops for strategic planning, marketing and an IP review.
Profitnet was invaluable and worked rather like a non-exec Board through the sharing of experience, knowledge and ideas in the group. Overall it was the most comprehensive support we could have hoped for and it provided a boost to the business.”
Access to extra capacity
“The grant funding enabled the development of the new control valves and improved the design of the public drinking water tap stand. The new tap prevents water wastage, as it can’t be left turned on and is ideal for wider distribution overseas as well as in the UK market.
The funding made available via the Green Growth Platform, along with the advice we received, enabled us to bring an innovative new product to market and improve our processes and resource efficiency.”