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James Walker is offering its range of quality seals, designed to operate efficiently and safely during planned plant-maintenance periods.

The company also provides customers with cost-saving plans – based on Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment – that it says qualify the potential savings to be made over cheaper alternatives.

The plans focus on the maintenance schedule for each plant item at a site and aim to maximise plant efficiency by pinpointing the most cost-effective sealing products that will give reliable and effective operation between planned outages.

‘During an economic downturn, carefully calculated cost-saving plans, such as the James Walker Total Cost of Ownership, can make the difference between simply surviving and making a healthy profit,’ said Peter Needham, chairman of the company.

James Walker and Co

James Walker is a dynamic global manufacturing organisation that supplies a vast range of high performance fluid sealing products and associated knowledge-based services to virtually every sector of industry. Our activities range from research and development, product application, manufacture and supply, to plant monitoring, on-site maintenance and seal refurbishment. An intimate knowledge of the industrial plant and processes used by our customers worldwide enables us to solve their fluid sealing problems with best value systems designed to minimise total cost of ownership.

State-of-the-art skills in materials technology, particularly relating to elastomers, polymers, composites and engineering plastics, are central to our success — in addition to the core disciplines of high performance sealing technology and tribology. Extensive expertise in the precision machining of exotic alloys for metallic seals, and tension control fasteners for bolted joints, positions us firmly at the forefront of these technologies. We therefore claim that our products and expertise help to keep industry worldwide running safely and efficiently year-in and year-out.

Our worldwide family of companies has 11 production, engineering, distribution and customer support sites in the UK, and a further 40 spread across Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, SE Asia, South Africa and the USA. At the local level, a close-knit network of James Walker companies and official distributors supplies our products and services to over 100 countries. Highly developed e-commerce systems and logistics operations give customers the surety of supply they need. We also work in partnership with customers at all levels. The long-term contracts we forge with multinational corporations cover the requirements of their plants across many continents.

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