A Brief History

The company was founded by Managing Director, Mark Telford and his wife Nicola in 2000.

Forth Engineering (Cumbria) Ltd began with a simple idea, supplying hoses made to the customer’s specifications. The idea developed into products ranging from valves to high pressure connectors from a single source to provide the technical help needed to solve customers' interface problems. 

In 2003 the business relocated to a fully equipped operations centre at Risehow on the outskirts of Maryport.  The premises houses a dedicated warehousing and despatch area, customer demonstration and training facilities, administrative offices and an advanced technical centre.

The business has enjoyed successful progress.  The introduction of our pioneering Hose Maintenance and Monitoring System in 2007 meeting BS5244 standards enabled us to significantly strengthen our customer base. The system records all hoses manufactured using a specially developed Barcode System making every hose unique and fully traceable.

Forth continued to develop with a broad range of design capabilities including mechanical, electrical, electronics and CE&I design services. 3D design packages using Autodesk Inventor and specialising in design modelling, design analysis, rapid prototyping and 3D printing capability.  Designs range from components and sub-assemblies through to rigs, instruments and systems. Electrical and electronic design services, electronic systems and control system design and development and testing is able to support the full project lifecycle.

Forth’s leading-edge innovation, development and supply of remote engineering solutions including: A hydraulic cutting system, high definition radiation tolerant cameras including underwater cameras, ROV and AUV has thrived.


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