A family owned and run company whose founders still maintain day to
day ‘hands on’ contact.
We have 2 depots, head office and works at St.Helens, covering a distribution
area West of the Pennines from Stoke in the South to Leyland in the North.
Blackpool depot covers an area from Preston to Carlisle including some
parts of North Yorkshire.
John Webster, almost 30 years experience in gas and engineering; the
captain of the ship.
David Webster, similar experience to John but much better with the spanners.
David is responsible for the maintenance of our vehicle fleet, filling
plant, and virtually anything that either moves or does’t, he
has two technicians and one mechanic to help him. We utilise our own
workshops and manufacture much of our own equipment.
The foundations of North West Gases were laid in1979. Formerly trading
as MESAS, a specialist-engineering distributor, the sale of liquefied
petroleum gas was less than 5% of our turnover.
1985 saw the company move to its current premises. The
addition of Industrial and Beverage Dispense Gases gradually changed
the direction of the company,
leading to the formation of North West Gases in 1995.
1998. A former Shell gas business was acquired, thus giving the company
a depot in Blackpool, which serves our customers from Preston up to Carlisle.
2000. Head office extended by acquisition of adjacent premises, some
of the largest cryogenic storage vessels in the UK installed and CELLAFLO
filling plant re-housed and capacity doubled.
The project continues!