Sourflex: Strong Past, Bright Future
1840 – John Hall has a long history dating back to the 18th century before its official incorporation as a limited company around 1840.
1947 – J & P Supplies was founded in 1947 by two mining engineers, Messrs. Johnson and Perrins supplying a range of products to local Black Country industry.
1967 – J & P Supplies was sold to John Hall & Company of Stourbridge, followed by a move away from its original market and a rapid diversification into products more associated with pipeline engineering.
1970s – Initially the product base was centred on tube, valves and fittings. In the 1970s this emphasis began to change with increasing specialisation in the field of products designed to overcome the challenges of pipework expansion.
1990 – StourFlex became a registered trademark of J & P Supplies products and saw the company sell products throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
2002 – J & P Supplies awarded ISO 9001 accreditation for the provision of marketing, technical support, and supply of a range of industrial pipeline and pipework expansion products.
2003 – J & P Supplies awarded Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) approval and passed the BS6920 extraction of metals, odour and flavour tests for water.
2008 – Today more than 85% of the company’s turnover is associated with pipework expansion products and the provision of associated technical advice.
2012 – Successful launch of the Stourflex range of carbon steel air & dirt separators.
2013 – J&P Supplies Ltd. re-brands the company as Stourflex. The rebranding includes a new logo, new website and new marketing style.
2015 – The company continues to develop its product rage with the introduction of custom engineered lagging jackets and hydraulic separators.
2018 – Stourflex introduce Rooftop Supports and Rooftop Access to our range of products. The supports cover heavy plant from AHUs, chillers and fans, etc to supporting of ductwork, pipe and cable tray. Stourflex can also offer a sit install.
2020 – Mike Garrington is promoted to joint Managing Director who will share the position with Stephen Yardley. Mike who has worked for Stourflex since 1987 brings his huge wealth of experience to new position.
2022 – See Steve Yardley retires from the company just 2 months shy of 45 years. At the same time Karen Leckey is promoted to Finance Director.
2023 & Beyond – Nobody knows exactly what the future holds, but we know one thing, it will be BRIGHT!!