Power Utilities: Our Story


Our Story

Power Utilities Ltd was founded by Directors of International Combustions as a peripheral company producing stanchions for power stations. We were originally based in the Birmingham city centre, but our factory has always been right where we are now! Have a look into our past below.

  • 1934


    We were originally involved with agency work selling flooring, vibratory equipment, high pressure hot water boilers and Syntron machines

  • 1953


    ‘Mr. Gardner’ joins the company; young and ambitious, he was set from the beginning to make us as successful as we are

  • 1964


    Filterserve was taken on – we even made our own range of filters with special pleating machines

  • 1968


    Mr. Gardner is made a director, and becomes a key role in our development as a company

  • 1970


    The advent of the Clean Air Act in the UK caused the creation of the draught balance stabiliser range in newly acquired Aercon

  • 1972


    We move into our new offices. Now that we were closer to our manufacturing and storage facilities, it really brought us all together

  • 2001


    Mr. Gardner is made Managing Director, making Power Utilities Group a family business the same year Toolmarque is formed. Look how happy we were!

  • 2004


    We establish a French operation to help service and grow our European customer base for our filters division

  • 2008


    Control of the Power Utilities Group was passed to Mr. Gardner’s son, James, who has carried on the growth and development of the Group as Managing Director to the present day

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    Metal Technique is acquired adding manufacturing capabilities to our filters division

  • 2012


    Cornwell makes Toolmarque the exclusive distributor of their tools in the UK

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    Having grown within the Filterserve division, International Nonwovens is established as a stand alone division to supply specialised nonwoven media

  • 2018


    We’ve rebranded all of our divisions to show the close familial ties we hold within the company. Now firmly under the Power Utilities Group umbrella, our divisions work together to deliver the best service and supply experience possible