The new western hub, located between Glasgow and Cumbernauld, has been carefully selected to provide significantly improved industrial and hydraulic hose support to our clients across the northwest and central belt of Scotland. The huge facility boosts new state of the art hose technology, from construction through to testing; the western hub can support all manner of hose requirements, with same day turn around. The site is equipped with the resources required to support anything from small and large projects to emergency breakdown situations and obscure/customised requirements.
We have recognised that our scope, adaptability, and capacity can be broadly enhanced by merging two smaller sites into a core hybrid hub for the northwest, giving you peace of mind that your project is being overseen by multiple industry experts, with faster access to the right resources. The improvements in operational efficiency and the fact that we will be based in the heart of Scotland’s motorway network, will see an immediate improvement in turnaround times from order to delivery.
With a larger premises also comes a larger team, providing you with over 130 years of combined experience across the hose industry. As a key northwest client, you can expect as a minimum: faster response times to queries, a wider breath of support services, flexible production schedules (Inc. emergency breakdown support), with industry leading technical and testing facilities, and extensive local UK stock that’s available for immediate fulfilment.
The new facility also houses some of the globe’s latest modern industrial hose crimping equipment, ensuring we can handle even larger hoses, right up to 10” bore. Possessing the latest on-site testing facilities means we can quickly test and supply full certification on all hoses, giving you the peace of mind everything you install is fully compliant to your specific audit requirements.
With increased industrial hose accessories and construction options, we have something to meet almost any specification. Whether your conveying water or nuclear waste, abrasive bulk material or highly acidic chemicals, our new larger production facilities ensure we can concurrently run multiple assembly lines to accommodate varying customer assignments.
We recognise that due to a breakdown or sudden compliance request, often, our clients require hoses within very limited timeframes. Thanks to increased output capabilities and significant UK stock, our faster turnaround times ensure you’ll be up and running in no time; plus, the new site provides all clients with a larger dedicated fleet of fully qualified engineering responders to support you with your on-site service requirements.
Now part of the world renowned Alfagomma Group, Kiowa receives weekly priority shipments direct from several specialist factories across the globe, ensuring you always have access to superior quality hoses when you need them most! With a 106% increase in warehouse storage, we have an even greater range of UK held stock on your doorstep, ready for same day dispatch: with our easy access location providing fast in-person pick-up and improved courier delivery times.
Our improved new trade counter service now includes the option of having assemblies produced why you wait, with various accessories available to order in person or advance for collection on the same day.
Thanks to complete autonomy over what we put through our global factory network, we can now offer more resilient pricing structures and consistent supply.
Supporting Local Demand
The Western Hub will also act as a key player in accommodating bulk storage and distribution of new stock to support our wider national branch network, ensuring we can quickly reserve and supply additional product that may be required to satisfy local client surges in demand within the northwest area.
Providing Endless Benefits
Our new premises ensures we can accommodate every type of hydraulic hose project, from single hose supply to mass tailored OEM assemblies. With greatly improved in-house hydraulic testing facilities, we are setting the standard for responsible and reliable hydraulic supply, with verified products assembled providing complete assurance that they’ll serve your intended
application without hinderance.
Access to More Support
The new hub will house a greater number of technical hydraulic experts all under one roof, to better support you with your hydraulic requirements, from design through to delivery. The state-of-the-art facility will also house the latest hydraulic crimping and cutting technologies, designed to enhance accuracy and product dependability; you can rest easy knowing your order will come ready to serve without hassle, for years to come.
Faster Access to Approved Integrated Systems
As part of the Alfagomma group, we are proud to continue to offer completely integrated and manufacturer approved compatible components. With a commitment to quality and longevity, and a larger multi-faceted hydraulic production facility, we can now supply even more advanced hydraulic solutions to suit your needs.
Our latest production management systems have also been architected to respond to same day hydraulic production requests, with assemblies available from as little as 15mins after ordering.