It was the right fit for PCE and Santander

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Process Control Equipment (PCE)

Process Control Equipment (PCE) is an independently owned stockist and distributor of manual and actuated valves, and a full range of instrumentation tube, fittings, and accessories, across the UK and Europe.

Founded in Stockton-on-Tees in 1980, PCE is a family-owned business, which has expanded organically into Scotland, The Netherlands and Spain. An internationally recognised distributor to the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, offering European supply with global reach. Focusing on MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations), agreements and project work, they also offer automation and fully certified testing.

Santander offered the best fit for our business. We already had great experience of Santander in Spain, who have always been flexible and accommodating. The funding package being provided by Santander will enable us to react quicker and be more responsive to our customers, as well as providing international connectivity with our existing banking relationship.

Ben Williamson

Finance Director, Process Control Equipment

PCE were looking for a bank who could differentiate themselves from the UK market and had a great understanding of the sector. This was a key decision driver for the management team and led to Process Control Equipment (PCE) moving their full banking to Santander.

Combined with an existing relationship with Santander in Spain, it was an added bonus for them to have their facilities under one roof. With funding support for both the UK and Dutch operations and an alternative solution to financing stock within the business, PCE can continue their growth, connecting with other businesses internationally.

We’re delighted that Process Control Equipment has chosen Santander to be their bank of choice in the UK, building on a strong working relationship Santander has with the business in Spain. We’re looking forward to supporting the management team’s strategy over the years ahead and being a part of their successful growth journey.

Brian McLelland Relationship Director, Santander
Mark Eastwood Business Development Director, Santander