Our History - Industrial Ancillaries


The Industrial Ancillaries Journey

Over the past 48 years we have become established as an industry-leading distributor of superior quality hydraulic, pneumatic, instrumentation and process products,

We supply into a huge range of industries, including engineering, oil and gas, chemical, mining, aerospace, construction, plumbing and HVAC, medical, pulp and paper, automotive, transport, power generation, food and beverage, marine and shipbuilding, instrumentation, process, semiconductor, analytical and agricultural...to name but a few!

Initially supplying local engineering companies, we then moved onto national supply and, in recent years, international business. At launch, the company operated out of our founder's car, moving quickly on to a 'two up - two down' terraced house - with the storage downstairs and office upstairs!

As we have grown over the years we have moved premises whenever we have outgrown the existing ones, leading up to our move to a custom-built 40,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse facility in 2008, where we tripled the size of our workforce and took on many exciting new suppliers, products and customers.

2016 and Beyond...

We have now moved into another exciting growth period for company. In 2016 we further extended our Headquarters, which is now home to our Customer Interaction Centre, Distribution Hub, Trade Counter, Workshop, Training Academy, and our Marketing, QHSE and Finance teams. We also hire out our suite of Conference Rooms, and offer Logistics services to our partners.

Also in 2016 we brought in a carefully chosen new Management Team to help shape our future, and invested in our Workshop, allowing us to undertake even larger projects than we do presently - watch this space, we will be launching new services in 2017!

As we near our 10th year in our Markham Vale home, we are now incredibly excited to announce our corporate rebrand, launching alongside our latest catalogue and shiny new website on February 1st 2017. The IA brand has evolved organically over 5 decades, but we felt it was important to mark our move into the next era of the business with a fresh new modern style that fits the ambitious mood felt throughout the entire organisation.

As we embark upon the exciting next stage of the IA journey, we are looking to exciting new markets and focussing all our efforts on providing the products and services our customers require.

We've come a long way since Ray founded the company, evolving into one of the UK's leading industrial distributors. We have generated massive growth whilst ensuring we retained our unique family atmosphere and the service levels our customers are so impressed by. We have some ambitious plans for the next 5 years and beyond, and we welcome you to join us - together we can empower industry to engineer a better world.

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