John Bell Pipelines founder, John Bell and wife, Lynn Bell, presented with gifts from long serving members of the JBP team
John Bell Pipelines founder, John Bell and wife, Lynn Bell, presented with gifts from long serving members of the JBP team

Pipeline equipment supplier celebrates 40 years with strong order book

John Bell Pipeline Equipment Company Limited, a supplier of offshore and onshore pipeline equipment, is celebrating 40 years, as it looks to the future with ambitious plans for new sector growth, expanded work sites and an increase in work force.

The company now has a turnover of over £12m and has won more than £6m of contracts since the start of the year including a UK defense contract worth over £3m.

Part of the international Bianco Group, John Bell Pipeline operates from sites in Inverurie and Grangemouth and has recently developed markets in countries including Algeria, Azerbiajan and the Middle East.

The company plans to expand its 100,000 square foot site in Inverurie and bolster the team in order to meet the ever-increasing demands and requirements of its customers across the globe.

Mark Anderson, sales manager at John Bell Pipeline, who has worked for the company for over twenty five years commented: “Although there has been a change in company ownership three times during its existence, the ethics and values of the company have remained intact – being flexible to meet individual customer needs and speed of response – supplying the correct products, when the customer needs them.

“This ethos has never changed and has really laid the foundations for the company and continues to be the cornerstone of the company’s success and longevity.”

To mark the special occasion JBP hosted a party at their site in Inverurie for employees, families, customers and the local suppliers that they have used over the 40 years.

Looking to the future, Rory Machray, General Manager, commented: “We are delighted to mark the anniversary and at the same time reward employees for all their hard work over the years.

“It was great to see faces from throughout our history at the special event, including the local customers and suppliers that we have engaged with over the years. The anniversary has come at an important point for us all, following what has been a very challenging period. We now look ahead to the next forty years with future developments and growth plans already set.”