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

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

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

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.


At WES, our Business Excellence model drives us to continually seek innovation, improve our performance and increase our capability.

We are now using a high-tech automated fusion welding machine to make butted pipe joints.  Believed to be the first machine of its type in commercial use in Europe, the computer-controlled machine accurately machines both pipe faces, follows a pre-determined infra-red heating cycle (auto-compensated for ambient temperature) and then forms the joint under controlled pressure for the correct time.

The outcome? Repeatable, high quality, high integrity joints for both single and dual contained pipe. We are using the system both for factory-built dosing systems and also to pre-manufacture sections of site pipework – minimising time, risk and costs at site.

All part of the WES know-how!  

Congratulations to Scott Proverbs, Project Engineer


Scott has been with WES since he was a young apprentice in 2008. He finished his apprenticeship in 2012 and won the Pump Centre Young Engineer award in 2016. WES supported Scott’s decision to study a Foundation Engineering Degree in 2014 at Alton college in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth, which he completed this summer. We are very proud of Scott and the progression he has made within the company. #upskilling #employeeengagement #employeedevelopment

Welcome to our 2 new apprentices


We are proud to announce that we have 2 new apprentice Mechanical Engineers, Philip and Shannon, supported by SETA college in Southampton. Their first 24 weeks will be at college and thereafter they will be working in our workshop with frequent visits by a SETA representative to grade projects and set new goals.