The new premises provided a five-fold increase in MWA’s warehousing and office space and accommodated staff from Empire Controls which had just become MWA’s new division. This acquisition expanded the company’s manufacturing range, adding gas valves, gas detection equipment, gas proving, oil fill cabinets, level gauges and fire fighting equipment.
Martin Wardell, who founded the business in 1993, said: “These are significant developments for our company. Having firmly established MWA as one of the leading companies in the provision of the latest meters to the gas, water, steam, oil, electricity, energy/heat sectors, the new division broadens our horizon into new markets”.
Having celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier in 2013, MWA Technology is looking to increase sales over the course of the next three years as demand for its bespoke services grows from across the UK and Europe. It has invested heavily in increasing its stockholding capability and increasing the range and diversity of its meters. Its director, Martin Wardell, said: “In 2012, we achieved record sales and increased business across the UK, thanks mainly to our ability to provide bespoke solutions to our clients metering problems.
MWA Technology is supporting the Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive, which is looking to financially incentivise home owners, businesses and organisations to use renewable energy systems as a way of heating their properties.
Martin Wardell, a former chemical engineer, said the scheme was currently suffering as a result of incorrect schematic diagrams and meters not being fitted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or Ofgem guidance. The firm exhibited at The Energy Event 2013 at the NEC and Wardell said he believed that improved training and communication about the application of the meters would result in greater efficiencies and cost savings:
“We have to move to sustainable energy and the Renewable Heat Incentive has its part to play. In order to measure how effective the savings are, we need to ensure that the right meters are used, as this will ultimately dictate your output and how much you will be paid”.