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MTR 100: The 11th Annual Listing of 100 Leading Subsea Companies

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St Peter’s Quay, Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom TQ9 5EW

Phone: +44 1803 869292 / Email:

CEO/President: Matt Quartley

Annual Sales: $11.5m

Sales Manager: Kevin Edwards

Number of Employees: 84 / Square Footage: 28,000

Established in 1969, Valeport is an independent, This summer, Valeport launched TideStation, which family owned business based in the Southwest U.K., offers a choice of sensors and communications for tide where it designs and manufactures underwater measur- monitoring tide and weather parameters where the main ing equipment for use in shallow water or down to full electronics are housed in a GRP cabinet for quick in- ocean depth. Its market base is very broad, covering stallation. Valeport’s newest example of pro? ling tech- commercial, academic and military. That said the com- nology innovation is the rapidCTD, which was devel- pany has seen positive growth in 2016, especially on the oped primarily to interface with Teledyne Oceanscience hydrographic and scienti? c sector. Aside from standard RapidCAST winch and allows oceanographic data to be products, Valeport’s OEM side of the business is also pro? led from a moving vessel without compromising growing with speci? c sensor development and supply the quality of the data.

for third parties and other manufacturers. Valeport retains all aspects of the development and

Valeport said it remains positive about the future re- manufacturing processes in house, allowing the com- quirements of its products and opportunity for diversi- pany complete control over every aspect of its products. ? cation of technologies, planning new developments in In 2013 Valeport invested $3.6 million to expand into a optical sensor technology to enhance product capability purpose built 16,000sq.ft facility which houses the en- and allow entry into previously untapped markets. The tire production facility with a fully equipped CNC work- business now employs around 84 staff, and continues to shop, state of the art calibration laboratory using unique reinvest heavily both in new product development and techniques and equipment for calibration of ultra-high- facilities. accuracy sound velocity sensors and two ? oors of ESD

Valeport is the U.K.’s leading manufacturer of hydro- protected assembly workshop.

graphic and oceanographic instrumentation which in- cludes: sound velocity probes/ sensors, altimeters, radar level sensors, current meters, tide gauges, ? uorometers, wave recorders, CTDs, multi-parameter CTDs and GPS echo sounders. Valeport has been at the forefront of

Valeport Ltd.

sound velocity technology since it established its Digital

Time of Flight technology over a decade ago and the introduction of its latest SVP, SWiFT supports surveys with the latest technology. SWiFT delivers the highest quality sound velocity pro? les in a compact, robust and portable package, it features sound velocity, pressure, temperature, salinity and density measurement, plus in- tegral GPS, rechargeable battery and LED status indica- tions for GPS, battery and communications. Valeport’s new tidal observation hub for ports and harbors is a turnkey solution responding to demands for equipment which helps obtain high quality data easily and quickly.

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