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Hydraulic engineering firm, Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH), based in Middlesbrough celebrates 40 years of business.
Founded in June 1983 by hydraulic engineer Paul Griffiths MBE, the company has grown from a home-based business to a global player in hydraulic engineering with experience of working across more than 50 countries.
In 2019, Paul’s son James Griffiths took over the position of managing director with Paul stepping back to a position on the board. However, Paul is still very much a close part of the business and regularly runs technical training sessions with the IMH team and especially its cohort of apprentices.
The company has over the years invested heavily in its people, launching an apprenticeship program in 1995, which has recently welcomed its 28th apprentice, and opening a training centre in 2014. The company attributes many of its successes to its people and the training it delivers with world-class engineering knowledge. And it sees its future success being driven by its investment in people.
To celebrate the company’s success and give thanks to the support from its team and their families, as well as customers and suppliers, IMH recently hosted an evening at Acklam Hall. The spectacular award-winning wedding and events venue and the only Grade 1 listed building in Middlesbrough hosted IMH and its guests for an evening of food, drinks and laughs.
James Griffiths, managing director at IMH, commented: “The company, like many others, has overcome a number of challenges over the years, but what has seen us through is the knowledge, expertise and drive of our team. And for that we’re grateful.
“We talk of the IMH family, which we are, and we want to continue to be recognised as an employer of choice. We will do this by always looking to make improvements to become even better than we are now, so that we’ll still be going strong for at least another 40 years, further safeguarding the long-term future of the business.”
IMH’s team has worked on a number of technical and challenging projects around the world including installing pipework, accumulators and manifolds for Pioneering Spirit – the largest construction vessel in the world, manufacturing and installing hydraulic systems for tilting frames for vessels used to install monopiles at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm and manufacturing hydraulic power units and installing pipework to power the Boston Barrier – a major flood defence barrier in Lincolnshire.
IMH’s customers can tap into a deep source of hydraulic engineering talent from consultation and initial specification through to design and delivery, providing customers with peace of mind through the provision of expert advice and support.
By Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH)