Drone Quadcopter Making Life Safer for Maintenance Team

Due to the exposed location of our site here at James Walker Gourock, the Maintenance Team have to conduct a 3-monthly full roof inspection which includes the checking of intake and extraction fans, air conditioning systems, clearing of guttering, inspection of roof safety lifeline and general inspection of roof condition. Full roof inspection is not[…]

Celebrating our Long Serving Employees

At James Walker Gourock we are proud to boast a high number of employees with outstanding levels of service. In September 2017, we celebrated the achievements of a remarkable 18 employees with service levels ranging from 10 years to an impressive 45 years. The day consisted of a presentation and lunch and allowed managers and[…]


James Walker Devol at Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference

Members of the Product Management team from James Walker Devol will be joining their colleagues from other James Walker Group companies to exhibit at the Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference in Aberdeen from 19-21 April. The conference alternates between the ‘oil capitals’ of Norway and Scotland – Stavanger and Aberdeen – these are the most important[…]

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Jacqui Celebrates 25 Years at James Walker Devol

The 3rd of September 2015 marked 25 years since Jacqui MacVicar started with the business. In 1990, Devol Engineering was based at Clarence Street in Greenock, Scotland and was not yet part of the James Walker Group. Jacqui started as an Assembly Operator, later becoming a Junior Inspector where she continued to work closely with[…]

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James Walker Devol Achieves New Certifications

James Walker Devol recently achieved certification to Environmental Management System BS EN ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health & Safety Management System BS OHSAS 18001:2007. Both audits took place in May 2015. The addition of these certifications means that our site at Faulds Park, Gourock is now “triple badged” – holding  accreditations across Quality, Environmental and Health and[…]

James Walker Devol’s George Robertson Interviewed at Valve World

Product Director George Robertson recently attended the Valve World Exhibition in Dusseldorf in December 2014. During this event, George was promoting the latest Positive Material Identification Technology for Devlon materials and was interviewed by Valve World’s David Sear. Further information on our latest PMI Technology

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Beware of Substandard Counterfeit Materials

Following reports of a number of catastrophic failures in service it has come to our attention that sub-standard copies of James Walker Devlon® V-API thermoplastic material are being offered to valve manufacturers and end users. James Walker Devlon materials were developed in the 1980s – each variant specifically formulated to match the demands of a particular[…]

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Positive Material Identification for Devlon V-API

One key sign of a product’s success is often the number of imitations it spawns – many of which are inferior low quality, low cost alternatives that may well have the same appearance as the real thing but offer performance way below that which is acceptable. To help protect its own products from such imitations,[…]