t was fulfilling for us to witness normality again at the CHEMUK exhibition this year. The NEC Birmingham had its buzz back, and the sound of a busy hall was a positive sign for Zoedale, who shared a stand with OEM Automatic Ltd. They showcased some of their most popular valves suitable for the chemical production market at this year’s event. Valve partner and manufacturer, Omal, flew in from Italy to be part of CHEMUK 2021.

Benefits of OEM Automatic and Zoedale together

Broader range of products

Combining Zoedales’ extensive range of valves and actuators with OEMs’ pressure and flow products results in better solutions and a wider, broader range of products for their customers.

Bedford-based Zoedale was founded in 1976 and is a specialist in solenoid valves and valve actuators. Amongst others, Zoedale represents ASCO, Valpes, Omal, Bernard Controls and Peter Paul, which manufacture valves and actuators for various process and industrial applications. It is joining the OEM group to broaden its product offering and to continue to develop its expertise in the pressure and flow sector.

Better technical advice

Not only will both companies be offering more products to their customers, but they will also be utilising both companies’ expert technical advice in order to provide the best solutions for their customers applications.

More stock availability

OEM have a centrally located warehouse in Leicester, holding many products which are ready to go. Zoedale also stock their products in their facility in Bedfordshire. With both UK operations combined, we have the space to provide stock for you.


OMAL designs and produces ball valves, butterfly valves, pneumatic valves, pneumatic and electric actuators for industrial sectors such as: foods, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, power and energy, naval and many others. They produce a range of specialist valves that are ideal for use in the chemical production market. These include the new KRATOS high-pressure valve range, Prochemie60 valves and coaxial and angle seat piston valves. All of which were available to view on the stand.

“As well as the impressive Omal products, stand visitors had an interest in the Guth hygienic valves and our range of Bernard Controls and Valpes electric actuators.” – says Andrew Jakeman, Head of Technical at Zoedale.

A few words from Omals’ Christian D’ella, export sales manager, about CHEMUK: “After a long period of absence from the international fairs due to covid 19, the CHEMUK fair was a pleasant surprise for me.

In addition to the presence of international producers such as Omal Spa and English customers, I felt again the experience of the human contact in sales.

Thanks again to OEM for their support in developing a great business together with Zoedale!”

OEM Automatics’ pressure and flow representative, George Tyler, joined the stand to showcase a range of their hygienic pressure sensors and flow products suitable for the chemical production industry.

Overall, the turnout for CHEMUK 2021 was great. As well as all the interesting exhibition stands there was a range of informative and educational talks from industry experts too. Zoedale, OEM Automatic and Omal have enjoyed working alongside each other to provide clients with an extensive product offering.

We look forward to exhibiting at the CHEMUK 2022 show!