Latest News

Mar 2023

R&G Fluid Power Group Ltd acquires Valves Online Ltd

We are delighted to announce that R&G Fluid Power Group Ltd has acquired Valves Online Ltd, a leading online supplier of valves and controls based in Plymouth.

Established in 2003 by Gary and Sharon Hopkinson, Valves Online supplies customers in more than 30 countries across a wide range of sectors, including renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and brewing. It has grown steadily over recent years thanks to innovative online tools such as its valve selector, which enables customers to build a valve from scratch to their own specification, and the launch of 13 industry-specific websites. In 2019, Valves Online moved into new 6,000 sq ft premises on the outskirts of Plymouth.

Gary Hopkinson, Managing Director of Valves Online, said: “…The acquisition of Valves Online by the R&G Group will benefit both our staff and our customers, it ensures future growth, with more choice and competitive pricing. Being part of the R&G Group allows an even stronger placement in the Online Valve market.”

Richard Davies, Group Managing Director of R&G Fluid Power Group, said: “...I’m delighted to welcome Gary, Sharon and the whole Valves Online team to our group. This acquisition is very exciting for us, an excellent strategic fit which strengthens our online presence and adds technical knowledge and expertise in a key fluid power product group. I would like to thank Gary and Sharon for trusting us with their business and I look forward to working with the Valves Online team...”

For 20 years, Valves Online has experienced sustained growth, establishing a loyal customer base and developing a fantastic reputation for quality and service. Having been identified as a perfect fit for R&G, they are now well-placed to further maximise their potential as part of the group. Valves Online will continue to prosper with its existing team of around 10 people and founders Gary and Sharon Hopkinson will remain with Valves Online for an agreed transition period.

For more information on Valves Online please visit -

LinkedIn -

Back to News

Get in Contact

We’re fully committed to handling personal information you’ve supplied to us in compliance with the latest GDPR laws, and we’ll never share your details. If you wish to unsubscribe, please click here to update your data preferences at any time.