PUBLISHED Thursday, April 18 2019
Today staff from Walker Filtration donated more than 60 Easter Eggs to the Children’s Unit at Sunderland Hospital.
Deb Colley and Natasha Robins from our Head Office in Washington, Tyne and Wear, UK, visited the hospital to donate the chocolate treats to children who will unfortunately be spending their Easter weekend in hospital.
Walker Filtration is incredibly proud of their employee’s commitment to fundraising and helping the wider community, with staff always donating generously to charities and local causes.
Other charitable events include annual fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and Make a Wish UK.
PUBLISHED Monday, March 18 2019
Walker Filtration has been confirmed regional winner of the North East Business ‘Manufacturing Award’.
The Walker Filtration Head Office, based in Washington, Tyne & Wear, UK was up against tough competition from the likes of Barbour and the Simpson Group, but was ultimately triumphant in being declared the winner.
Held in Association with the North East England Chamber of Commerce, the North East Business Awards celebrate the achievements of successful and innovative business in the North East. The Manufacturing Award places emphasis on quality, sustainability and investment in people and equipment.
Julie Robinson, Operation’s Director at Walker Filtration commented: “Walker Filtration has been designing and manufacturing compressed air and gas filtration and drying solutions in the North East of England for over 35 Years. Having been with the Company for 30 years I’ve seen Walker Filtration grow from a team of 20 to a team of 300+. The key to our continued success is ultimately attributed to our passionate and highly capable workforce that excels in delivering innovative and high quality, custom engineered solutions for clients around the globe.
“We are passionate about manufacturing in the UK and it is an honour to receive an award that recognises our achievements in the manufacturing sector.”
Sean Fairest, Walker Filtration General Manager, added, “This is great news for the business and testament to what a fantastic team we have at Walker Filtration, not only here in the UK but also our divisions overseas. The Group has made a strong start to 2019, with sales exceeding budget and staff numbers increasing by 21% in the first two months of the year.
“This year is going to be a big one for the company, with lots of new projects on the horizon and significant investment well underway to support the continued growth of the business. We look forward to attending the North East Business Award finals in May.”
PUBLISHED Wednesday, March 13 2019
Walker Filtration, is celebrating it’s 35-year anniversary as a pioneer in the development of compressed air and gas filtration and drying equipment.
Since being established in 1983, the company has seen significant change, growing from a small family business to a world leading manufacturer of high-quality compressed air filtration and drying solutions for industrial and medical applications worldwide.
With subsidiaries in the USA, Australia and Japan, Walker Filtration successfully exports to over 100 countries worldwide, accounting for 89% of sales. The five-time winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise manufacture approximately 2.2 million parts annually across more than 10,000 unique products and have introduced numerous additions to their product range in the last two years.
Looking to the future, Walker Filtration’s priorities are focused on remaining an outstanding employer and increasing its production volumes further, while maintaining its position at the forefront of the filtration industry.
Sean Fairest, Group General Manager of Walker Filtration, said: “Reaching this milestone is a testament to the commitment to manufacturing and engineering excellence the company has consistently demonstrated over the last 35 years. The key to our success is due to the efforts and commitment of our people, many of whom have been with the company for a long time, which is evidence of the culture in which we work.
“We are looking forward to our continued success and growth as a regional manufacturer. The next 35 years are sure to be just as exciting – if not more so – than the first.”
PUBLISHED Tuesday, February 12 2019
Walker Filtration are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2019 North East Business Awards ‘Manufacturing’ category for the Durham, Sunderland & South Tyneside area.
The shortlist for each category consists of three companies/organisations, the winner of which will be crowned on Thursday 14th March at Ramside Hall Hotel.
Held in association with the North East Chamber of Commerce to celebrate achievement and innovation, the North East Business Awards recognise the success of small and large businesses across the region.
Walker Filtration are celebrating 35 years of manufacturing in the North East and this exciting nomination represents the company’s commitment to innovation and development, which enable them to operate as an international leader within the filtration industry.
Operations Director, Julie Robinson, commented: “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for an award that celebrates manufacturing in the North East as a result of our dedication to industry in the region. We pride ourselves on the quality and innovation of our products and we hope to continue to operate as a manufacturing flagship within the North East.”