Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC) has responded to the downturn in the global oil and gas market by stepping up its operations in the defence sector, with the latest success being £1.5 million worth of contracts from leading defence suppliers.
Managing director Mick Pinder explains:
“We are a well-established supplier into the leading oil and gas producers but took a strategic decision some years ago to dilute our dependency on that sector. Now that the oil and gas sector has suffered a slump our planning has paid dividends, with our defence sector business going from strength to strength. We now supply almost every navy around the world with specialist high pressure cylinders for ships and submarines.
“Our integrity management business has also established a global reputation and we expect that to be growing throughout 2016.
“We are established suppliers to major players such as Honeywell and BAE, so the latest £1.5 million defence order underlines our position in that sector and bodes well for further growth there. “
CSC has a long and proud tradition of supplying navies and air forces, dating back to Spitfires and Lancasters, and the company is contracted to provide In Service Support, with the Integrity Management Section being the ‘go to’ team for turnkey solutions for technical services on the Royal Navy’s fleet of nuclear submarines and surface ships.