The W.E. Couplings Ltd team





W.E. Couplings Ltd originally started back in 1986 as a partnership called Whittle Engineering based in Whittle-le-Woods, Lancashire. In 1991 one of the partners, Peter Hart, bought out the other partner and formed W.E. Couplings & Coatings.


W.E. Couplings & Coatings operated from two sites, and continued trading under this name until 1999 when much larger premises were purchased, enabling increased manufacturing capability, as well as an increase in R & D activity and an engineering driven sales plan.


Peter Hart, Managing Director



W.E. Couplings manufacture a large range of fittings from various materials. Our main market sector up until recently was civil engineering, although now we have completed many contracts for the fuel & oil, agriculture and food industries. We are able to supply and test complete assemblies for all types of applications, and for sizes ranging from 1/4" to 24" bore.


Supermax Swaging Machine


To our knowledge we believe we have the largest swaging capacity in the world, with internal swaging to 12" (300mm) bore and external swaging to 24" (600mm). We currently have eight external swaging machines and five internal machines. We have direct access to various hose manufacturers and carry extensive stocks to facilitate a speedy turnaround service. We have also developed a highly specialised 'Layflat' swage, to which we have had exceptional results.


Thanks to our In-house design capabilities we have designed, manufactured and delivered ready to install tank drain and suction systems for all sizes and types of storage tank. When the medium in question is highly expensive and highly volatile, our superior quality and reliability is important to prevent contamination of the medium, or even potential ecological disaster in the event of a leak. These systems have been utilized all around the world, from airports here in the UK to huge storage farms in the middle east.


Render of four swivel articulated roof drain system


One of our flagship products is the WESwivel joint - utilized in the articulated drain and floating suction systems. It is specially designed and manufactured to allow 360 degrees of low-friction rotation without reducing the through-bore at all. Available in a range of sizes and materials, it also comes with a customised seal configuration, depending on the medium and environment in which it will be used. We have also designed and developed a quick-action coupling for steel pipes and flexible hoses which we have named the 'Dragline'; this trade name has been registered with the Patent Office. This hard-wearing, dynamic coupling has proved essential in a multitude of environments and applications internationally.


12" WESwivel 'Style 40'


1/2" to 12" Serrated Weld Tails


'Dragline' Coupling with Female BSP


Please contact us for further information or assistance:


W.E. Couplings Ltd

Units 2 & 3B Grimeford Industrial Estate

Grimeford Lane, Anderton

Near Chorley, Lancashire PR6 9HL





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