Control Gear has been the UK’s leader in fluid power technology since 1973. Founded in Rhonda Valley, we have more than fifty years of experience installing and servicing the compressed air systems that keep local industry going.
We work in any and every sector that uses compressed air. From workhorse compressors that keep things moving day-and-night to compressors that meet the high purity standards to be used with food, Control Gear can do it all and more.
Our engineers are all FGAS-certified, and Control Gear itself holds prestigious ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 accreditations, attesting to their commitment to offering only the highest quality service to all their clients.
Compressed Air Systems in Ebbw Vale
Ebbw Vale’s roots lay in the coal and steel industry. Indeed, steel from Ebbw Vale can be found around the world; even crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge means benefitting from a little bit of South Wales steel.
With the decline of the coal and steel industry, a number of other businesses and sectors have come to the area to take their place. The Rassau Industrial Estate is one of South Wales’ best-known business destinations.
And Control Gear has been on hand throughout those changing times. Designing and installing new compressor systems and servicing old ones, we have been the people that countless companies rely on to keep them running.
However much the area has changed, Control Gear’s commitment to offering the best quality service has been constant. That’s why so many rely on us when it comes to compressors, pneumatics, hydraulics, and anything else from our range of leading services.
Ebbw Vale and Compressed Air
Our services mean we work with customers in almost every sector, and Ebbw Vale is no exception to that. Our client list reflects the diversity of businesses that exist locally. The one thing they all have in common is their need for reliable systems so their businesses can have confidence in meeting their customers’ needs.
Names we work with include GS Yuasa Battery Europe. The UK’s leading manufacturer of automotive batteries they are responsible for getting cars, commercial vehicles, and even high-performance sports vehicles going. In turn, we are responsible for ensuring their manufacturing keeps going!
We also help LCR Capacitors. A leading electrical component manufacturer, they moved to Ebbw Vale when they outgrew their original Berkshire home. Control Gear helps them ensure that their production processes are not just powered, but meet the demanding standards required for electronics. We help by maintaining their compressors and related equipment, ensuring consistent performance that is free from water or impurities that could affect quality or, worse, result in premature component failures.
But whatever the business, and whatever stage or sector they are in, they all benefit from Control Gear’s commitment to only the highest quality of customer service and dedication to ensuring the best performance from all the equipment we install or service.
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Ebbw Vale: From Steel Roots to Modern Industrial Estates with Control Gear
Ebbw Vale’s industrial narrative is both rich and storied, with its origins dating back to 1790 when the town witnessed the establishment of its first blast furnace. This early venture marked the beginning of a long-standing industrial legacy, with the plant notably supplying rails for the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1829. The town’s industrial prowess continued to grow, and by 1866, one of the first steel plants was inaugurated. The early 1920s saw the Ebbw Vale Company at its zenith, employing a staggering 34,000 workers.
However, like many industrial towns, Ebbw Vale faced challenges. The 1930s brought about a sharp downturn in the steel and coal sectors. Yet, in the face of adversity, Ebbw Vale showcased its resilience, emerging as Britain’s premier tinplate producer. This illustrious chapter came to a close in 2002, marking the end of over two centuries of industrial innovation in Ebbw Vale.
Yet, the spirit of industry in Ebbw Vale remains undeterred. The town has witnessed the rise of new industrial hubs, with the Rassau Industrial Estate standing out as one of the most renowned in South Wales.
In this evolving industrial landscape, Control Gear plays a pivotal role, ensuring that businesses, both established and emerging, are equipped with the best air compressors and services, reinforcing Ebbw Vale’s position as a beacon of industrial excellence.