The history of Glenalmond Group
Engineering, quality, history and pride in delivering
1983 - IODS Ltd
International Oilfield Drilling Supplies is created to service the North Sea.
1984 - Further expansion
Glenalmond Group established to house further expansion.
1987 - VCL established
VCL established to take on complex CNC machine work within the Oil & Gas market.
1990 - VCL & IODS begin to work together
Demand for critical service components drive integration of welding and machining to offer a turnkey service under one company.
2006 - VCL moves to new larger premises
This move to a new facility reflects the new high technology focus.
2007 - IODS Pipe Clad created
IODS Pipe Clad was formed to serve severe corrosion protection equipment requirements, often in the form of weld-overlay of internal stainless steel pipes to reduce cost of overall pipelines whilst maintaining a safe corrosive resistant internal surface for extreme conditions.
2010 - High quality fabrication
High quality fabrication is brought in-house.
2013 - Turnkey service
Group entity begins to offer combines turnkey service for large projects.
2015 - Glenalmond Technologies formed
Following a strategic investment by the Group to evolve as well as diversify, GATech is formed to develop, with Cranfield University, the world’s first commercial WAAM Additive Manufacturing service.
2016 - James Bolland Engineering acquired
JBE was brought into the Group in a move to add complex design and fixture manufacturing to complement the new 3D printing service.
2017 - World’s first commercial WAAM printer installed
Printing parts which are then machined in house, tested and delivered to customers.