By Order of her Majesty

By Order of her Majesty

(Werdohl, July 2010)

Major contract for Queen Elizabeth class

Staying power pays off, especially where marine products are concerned. But STAUFF UK have succeeded in working their way up through contracts for destroyers and submarines to aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy. Two vessels in the Queen Elizabeth class (formerly CVF project), each with a displacement of 65,000 metric tons, are to be finished by 2016 and will be among the largest aircraft carriers built outside the USA. This prestige project with the Royal Navy incorporates two modified products developed at STAUFF UK: A navy-approved flame-resistant clamp in PPDA material and a round steel U-bolt clamp with flame-resistant rubber coating.

These PPDA clamps and rubber-lined U-bolts will be used on the aircraft carriers for securing hoses, tubes, pipes and other lines. Key Account Manager, Andy Shaw: “As well as preventing direct metal-to-metal contact, the rubber coating also reduces vibrations in the U-bolts, thus causing less noise nuisance. This is an extra plus in addition to being protected against fire”.

This bulk order to the amount of several million pounds sterling is evidence of how STAUFF UK work closely with the customer to develop tailored solutions for special requirements.

At the SMM 2010 in Hamburg (Germany), STAUFF UK will not only be exhibiting special solutions, but also presenting its role as a system provider. In many branches of industry, the company has advanced from being a supplier of basic C parts to providing whole systems. 

The competence centre at STAUFF UK will be playing a leading role in this respect, supplying tubes and pipes complete with connectors, pre-assembled hoses and other components as kits. Customers and prospects from the international shipbuilding industry can get the latest details of new services and products at the STAUFF stand at the SMM 2010, the international trade fair for shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology to be held in Hamburg (Germany) from 7 to 10 September 2010.

SMM 2010 Hamburg
07 - 10 Sept. 2010
Hall A1 / Stand 360

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Royal Navy Contract: Rubber-coated round steel U-bolts will be used for securing tubes, pipes, hoses and electric cables on the two Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

(Photo: STAUFF UK Ltd., Sheffield, 2010)

Background information

Walter Stauffenberg GmbH & Co. KG was founded in the 1950s in Werdohl, in the German province North Rhine-Westphalia, and was initially a contract turning shop. Today the company operates under the trade name STAUFF, developing, producing and marketing fluid technology components for use in plant construction and mechanical engineering. In the fields of tube, pipe and hose clamps, measuring technology and hydraulic filtration, this is one of the leading organisations in a growing branch of industry. In addition to the group headquarters in Werdohl Ehrenfeld, the company has production and logistics facilities in Plettenberg-Ohle and Neuenrade-Küntrop.

STAUFF UK Ltd. with its headquarters in Sheffield and sales offices in Aberdeen and Southampton, was founded in 1977. Besides the manufacturing of single components STAUFF UK today also offers a full-service package in the design, manufacture and sub-assembly of hydraulic lines.

Meanwhile, almost 1000 employees all over the world (12/2009) generate an annual turnover of around EUR 125 million (12/2009). Distribution subsidiaries have recently been opened in Poland, Korea, Russia and Ireland.