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New Sales team addition at Alexander Comley

logo-reset-270pxAlexander Comley has continued it expansion with an addition to its sales team in Kim Schlobohm.

Kim has previous experience within the O&G sector, is a fluent German speaker and will be a part of developing markets domestically and internationally.

Managing Director Chris Bourne-Hallett commented “Kim has a wealth of experience for pipeline and associated components having worked in and outside of the UK. She will be a great addition to the export side of the business and the growing sales team in general“

New addition to Company Board at Alexander Comley

logo-reset-270pxIan Jewkes has been promoted internally to the position of Sales Director.

Having returned to Alexander Comley four years ago as Sales Manager, Ian has many years experience in the petrochemical sector from previous technical, production and sales management roles.

Chris Bourne-Hallett, company Managing Director commented “Since Ian returned to the company four years ago he was been a important factor in the growth of new areas and new accounts. He promotion to Board is deserved and I look forward to working with him in a more senior role“

Additional investment in tool presetting equipment

pwb-swiss_logoContinuing the trend of inward, company investment, a PWB TOOL MASTER Quadra tool presetter has been added to the Alexander Comley’s capacity.

Having moved into new manufacturing areas with other, earlier, large scale investments, a Doosan Puma VTS1620M vertical machining centre, with which great success has been had. The new PWB TOOL MASTER Quadra tool presetter allows manufacturing excellence to continually be invested upon.

Sales Director Ian Jewkes commented “The company has long history of developing its capability. The addition of this piece of equipment enables the company to continuously extend its current manufacturing operations out to meet the demands of an increasing number of blue chip / OEM clients”

PWB TOOL MASTER Quadra tool presetter

PWB TOOL MASTER Quadra tool presetter

Achilles UVDB approval for Alexander Comley

Achilles-UVDB-image-stampAlexander Comley adds a further Achilles accreditation to its growing list of awards.

Joining Achilles UVBD means pre-approval to the utility, airport and ports sectors in the UK.

Business Development Manager, Andrew Johnson commented “Attaining UVDB was in direct response to existing client requests. This now means that both current and new customers can have further confidence in the companies abilities to supply CNC machined products, special fittings, flanges and pipeline products to these industries.”

Alexander Comley joins Oil & Gas UK


Oil & Gas UK is a representative organization for the UK Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. Since first production in the 1960s, industry operations have continually adapted to the challenges presented by price volatility, maturity, evolving regulation and changing perceptions within society. Together with Government, its responsibility is to ensure the nation achieves the maximum benefit from its oil and gas reserves. It must balance the considerable economic and social benefits of oil and gas production with good, safe stewardship of the country’s natural resources and environmental care.

In this pursuit, the industry is committed to a range of measures and targets against which progress is monitored in a transparent way. This is done in consultation with the whole supply chain, regulators, Government, non-governmental organizations and the wider stakeholder community

The UK Offshore Oil & Gas industry remains the country’s largest industrial investor paying more tax to the Exchequer than any other corporate sector. “These are exciting times in the UK with regards to investment. 2013 saw CAPEX in the UKCS reach £14.4 billion GBP, its highest for three decades. As such, we felt it a suitable time to become affiliated to an organization that represented the voice of the UK Upstream sector” commented Andrew Johnson, Business Development Manager.

Member of Parliament, Chris Kelly visits Alexander Comley

Chris Kelly, MP for Dudley South was welcomed at Alexander Comley’s manufacturing plant

As a result of the companies continued International success, local MP, Chris Kelly made a formal visit to the main manufacturing location. He expressed considerable interest in recent developments and company-wide investments.

Chris Bourne-Hallett MD, Alexander Comley commented “We were delighted to welcome Chris Kelly, Member of Parliament for Dudley South, to Alexander Comley’s site in Kingswinford. It is important for us, as a growing business, to know that we are receiving support both from our local Member of Parliament and from the UK government as a whole”

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Alexander Comley MD, Chris Bourne-Hallett (L) & Chris Kelly, MP, exchange pleasantries at the start of the visit

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Neil Brown, Alexander Comley Works Manager, Chris Bourne-Hallett, MD & Chris Kelly, MP discuss manufacturing capabilities

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Chris Bourne-Hallett, MD & Chris Kelly, MP share a light hearted moment with office staff

Alexander Comley signs partnership agreement with Hydra Offshore, Ghana

Alexander Comley has signed a partnership agreement with Hydra Offshore, an indigenous oilfield services company, in developing products for Ghana’s oil sector. The agreement is in response to the Petroleum Local Content Regulation, which began operations in February 2014.

Under the agreement Hydra Offshore will partner Alexander Comley in the supply of customised flanges, pipe, tube, fittings, plate, machined / turned parts and associated pipeline supplies. In addition, Hydra Offshore will also lead in the introduction and promotion of Alexander Comley’s products and services in the oil and gas industry within Ghana.

Commenting on the agreement, the Chief Executive Officer of Hydra Offshore, Mr. Delali Otchi said “we are excited about this opportunity to partner one of UK’s biggest brands in customised stainless steel manufacturing with a long history of success.” He further stated that this agreement sets the tone for local indigenous firms to partner with global suppliers to develop the country’s oil and gas sector and Hydra Offshore is committed to growing local talents in support of Ghana’s economic growth.

Managing Director of Alexander Comley, Mr Chris Bourne-Hallett, commented “We are delighted to partner Hydra Offshore and look forward to a mutually-beneficial relationship with them in this exciting venture in Ghana’s oil and gas sector.”


CEO of Hydra Offshore, Delali Otchi / MD of Alexander Comley, Chris Bourne-Hallett, shaking hands


Delali Otchi / Andrew Johnson, Alexander Comley Business Development Manager, shaking hands


Chris Bourne-Hallett / Delali Otchi signing the Partnership Agreement

For Further information contact:

Andrew Johnson, Alexander Comley Business Development Manager, on ajohnson@alexandercomley.com , +44 (0) 1384 401 080, or visit www.alexandercomley.com

Achilles Power & Tech approval for Alexander Comley

Power & Tech SQS

As part of the Alexander Comleys continuing development strategy the Achilles Power & Tech approval has been attained.

The approval means another market sector is pre-qualified to be involved within.

Sales Director, Trevor Ellis commented “This is another step in the continuous re-investment into the business, it is in line with the company strategy, the ethos of ongoing development and progression”

New Business Development role at Alexander Comley

Alexander Comley has created a new Business Development role with the recruitment of Andrew Johnson as Business Development Manager.

Andrew is highly experienced at developing new business within Alexander Comley’s core markets and sectors. Andrew’s appointment is a continued step in the Company’s growth plans in both the domestic and international markets for its customised solutions for flanges, pipe fittings, pipe, tube, plate, machined / turned parts, and associated supplies. Andrew will focus on new business acquisition, and provide valuable support and impetus to the existing sales team.

Managing Director of Alexander Comley, Chris Bourne-Hallett says “Andrew’s appointment is a key step in realizing our marketing strategy and will help bring in our projected growth levels over the next 3 to 5 years. His experience, knowledge and enthusiasm will help ensure we continue to successfully manage our ongoing growth, whilst also maintaining and enhancing our current high levels of quality and customer satisfaction.”

New investment increases machining capability to 2, 000 mm

Alexander Comley has invested £0.5m in a new Doosan Puma VTS1620M vertical machining centre, with live tooling.

This new machine gives Alexander Comley a leading edge. It is the first Doosan VTS1620M in the UK Midlands, and increases the Company’s capability on CNCs and machining centres from 500 mm (19.7 inches) to 2, 000 mm (78.7 inches). It also increases the Company’s turning capability from 1, 219 mm (48 inches) to 2, 000 mm (78.7 inches).

Managing Director of Alexander Comley, Chris Bourne-Hallett says “The purchase of the VTS1620M is a significant investment in the business and a key step in ensuring we continue to be a solutions provider at the forefront of the market for our ongoing and future customers. This machine is market-leading and ensures we continue to deliver on our promises of exceptional quality, machining capabilities and customer satisfaction.”