Exs Group has been established by three industry professionals, with a combined global experience of more than 80 years in flow control, to provide cutting-edge valve solutions to the North American market initially.

North-east of Scotland industry veterans, formerly of Peterhead’s Score Group: Conrad Ritchie, Robert Murdoch, and Ankush Khosla, have launched the company as a premier, complete valve solution provider, that will deliver "exceptional" quality in products and services.

With significant investment, the company has been established in the US and Canada and will employ more than 50 people in the first 12 months.

Murdoch said: "We have unrivalled experience of valve systems, and the investment in a comprehensive range of products and services will ensure that, from day one, we deliver exceptional quality and unparalleled customer support."

Khosla concluded: "EXS Group has been founded with an extensive product portfolio and expert technical support to provide comprehensive valve services, custom valve solutions with expedited delivery and unmatched customer service. Initially centred in the North American market, the group will support customers globally."