Progressing cavity pump manufacturer NOV Mono played host to an important visitor when His Royal Highness, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, visited the company’s headquarters in Manchester recently.
During a visit to the northwest he included a stop at MonoTM’s Audenshaw plant to find out more about the tremendous success which the company has been enjoying in recent years, and their plans to relocate to a larger site in Chadderton. Following a presentation by Mono’s Managing Director for Industrial Products, Steve Valentine, the royal visitor toured the company’s manufacturing and pump assembly operations.
"The Duke has a keen interest in British manufacturing so it was a good opportunity to show him the great progress we have been making in recent times." says Steve Valentine. "NOV Mono is now the world’s leading producer of progressing cavity pumps, and with our associated products such as grinders and mixers, there was plenty to show. The Duke was interested to hear that we’re a great example of a very successful global company, with our products being sold all around the world, and into many different markets from wastewater treatment to chemicals, oil and gas and food processing."
During his visit, the Duke met a number of long serving Mono employees including Skilled Machinists Kevin Hill (46 years’ service) and Dave Crabtree (45 years’ service) plus Credit Controller Sue Lawton (40 years’ service). The Duke also met Commercial Apprentice Rachel Hall, Craft Apprentice Joel Barden and Technical Apprentice Ryan Fitzpatrick. He was accompanied on his visit by the Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Joe Kitchen and his consort, Shirley Kitchen.