New hire service from WES Group cuts the cost of chemical dosing

January 17, 2018

WES Group, one of the UK’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of chemical dosing technology, has expanded its service for the short to medium term hire of containerised chemical dosing systems. 

The new hire service, based on fully integrated systems, ready for immediate installation, has been introduced to meet growing demand from customers for a flexible option for use for emergency plant shutdown, scheduled maintenance, refurbishment or expansion.

Customers in the water and wastewater sector are now able to hire a standard containerised system, ready to be shipped direct to site.  Each container is configured with all appropriate dosing equipment, including tanks, pumps, valves, meters and both electrical and pipework connections.  All systems are FAT tested to ensure that they can be installed and put directly into service, protecting your staff and the environment from possible malfunctions.

WES Group has developed a fleet of containerised systems, to enable it to meet anticipated demand.  Managing Director, Kevin Wheeler, explains that, “We’re seeing increasing numbers of enquiries from customers for solutions that help them overcome a range of short term challenges.  For example, in addition to emergency cover in the event of equipment failure, or planned maintenance, our new hire service can help customers address issues caused by cuts in CAPEX budgets, or who have a requirement that falls outside the water industry AMP project cycle.  Hiring a system, over the short or even longer term, can make the cost of installing new chemical dosing technology far simpler, with a relatively low monthly cost that falls under OPEX budgets.

“We are also receiving enquiries from companies where a loss of in-house knowledge and skills has left them without the ability to deal with chemical dosing technologies.  Bringing in a stand-alone system, which has been correctly specified by our experienced engineers, helps water companies maintain levels of service to their customers, without risk.”

WES Group can supply containerised chemical dosing systems for a wide range of applications in the water and wastewater sector, with a number of options for different capacities or chemical compatibility.  The company also offers installation, commissioning and maintenance services.

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Les Bunce

Hire Business Manager

Les Bunce is Hire Business Manager. He leads the WES Hire Business responsible for managing the supply of our Temporary Chemical Dosing hire fleet on both a planned and emergency basis. Les has over 25 years’ experience in the hire industry and fully understands our customers’ hire requirements.

Patrick Fisher

Capital Projects Director

Patrick Fisher is Capital Projects Director. He leads the business stream responsible for project management, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of “Capital project” chemical dosing systems. A degree qualified engineer with over 10 years’ experience working in fluid delivery solutions to the water, general industrial, petrochemical, and food & beverage industries.

Bob Cook

Senior Proposals Manager

Bob Cook is Senior Proposals Manager. After completing a traditional engineering apprenticeship at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Bob was one of the original partners who started the business in 1986. In addition to board activities, Bob now applies his considerable experience to developing proposals & solutions to meet customer requirements.

Ian Price

Dosing Products Business Manager

Ian Price is WES Dosing Products Business Manager, leading the business stream responsible for delivering a wide range of standardised chemical dosing packages, ad-hoc dosing needs and ‘off the shelf’ dosing products & solutions. A mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience in fluid handling solutions into the water, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food & beverage markets.

Jamie Cole

Operations Director

Jamie Cole is Operations Director. Jamie joined the business in 2018 from a career in delivery of services to the property and utilities sectors. Jamie is responsible for the management of all external operations and activities of the business including installation, service, hire & warranty.

Graham Ward

Business Development Director

Graham Ward is Sales and Marketing Director. His extensive experience includes a number of senior roles working for various SMEs and large organisations in the water, power generation, petrochemical, marine and food & beverage industries. As a qualified marine engineer, Graham has established his career in Sales and Business Development and is responsible for the business development, marketing and sales of systems, products and services across WES.

Carl Millington

Non-Exec Director

Carl joined WES as Non-Exec chairman following an appointment via the Business Growth Service to assist the business with growth strategy. A highly experienced Business Mentor, Coach, Managing Director & Non-Exec Chairman, having led product, manufacturing, contracting and service provider businesses for nearly 30 years. A strong track record of market, sales and profit growth within a diverse range of sectors.

Core competencies include business growth strategies, board & business leadership, strategic planning, sales & marketing management, P&L & balance sheet management, acquisitions, divestments, outsourcing, TUPE transfer, mentoring & coaching.

Kevin Wheeler

Managing Director

Kevin Wheeler is Managing Director. Kevin trained as an Engineer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment and joined the business in 1989. Kevin now leads the Board of Directors setting strategy and defining priorities to meet the business objectives & growth aspirations whilst adding experience to technical issues where required.