2022 is Helipebs' centenary year, having been incorporated as a Limited company on 7th July 1922.
Original cement works based in Mitcheldean
Original Helipebs logo
Current Helipebs Controls Ltd manufacturing site
The company was founded by Robert McDougall, a cement works engineer based in Mitcheldean whose aim was to improve the grinding process used in the production of cement. Helipebs was founded by Mr McDougall in 1922 and was originally based in Quay Street, Gloucester. In 1956, the original company site in Quay Street, Gloucester was compulsory purchased and Helipebs acquired Kell & Co. Ltd, an agricultural engineering business based in Widden Street.
The purchase of Kell & Co. Ltd was the catalyst to forming Helipebs Controls Ltd becoming a design and manufacturing plant for high quality industrial hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. Bespoke products are designed and manufactured for many industry sectors which include: subsea oil and gas; aerospace and Formula 1 fatigue testing; pharmaceuticals and green energy.
A recent development has been the introduction of shot blasting, painting and powder coating facility under the name Helipebs Metal Finishing Ltd.
Over the coming months, leading up our anniversary on 7th July, look out for more news and announcements, where you will be able to read further stories about Helipebs past products and future plans.
Hydraulic cylinders for Subsea and Pharmaceutical industries