About WASK

Market leader in the supply of pipe fittings & pipeline maintenance equipment to the global gas & water distribution sector.

WASK was founded in 1888 in Yorkshire, England by Walter A. Slingsby of Keighley, (hence the acronym WASK) and has gained a reputation as a leader in producing innovative, safe and cost effective solutions in pipe jointing technology, particularly PE to metal transition fittings.

  • Founded in 1888

  • Bought in 1974 by Glynwed and renamed WASK Engineering

  • Various changes of ownership until bought by Victaulic in 1990

  • Victaulic bought by Glynwed in 1995 form the basis of Glynwed Pipesystems

  • Glynwed bought by Etex of Belgium in 2001

  • Became part of Crane BS&U in 2003

Setting The Standard

Teeset drilling and tapping machine, Bagpipe gas bagging off equipment and By-Pass have become standard in the UK gas industry.

The revolutionary Aquastop drilling and tapping machine is designed to stop-off a water main for maintenance or extension.

WASK’s policy is to ensure that its products exceed its customers’ expectations through continuous development. The company’s facilities include a fully equipped test laboratory that is capable of testing the entire product range in accordance with customers’ specifications, for example PECAT, Flexgrip and Crimp fittings to specification GIS/PL3.

Quality Assurance

The Design and Manufacturing Departments all operate within a QA regime according to BS EN ISO 9001. and all appropriate products are kitemarked.
WASK, PECAT, Flexgrip, Teeset and Aquastop are registered trade marks of Crane Limited.

Crane Co

In 2003 the business was acquired by Crane Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the American Crane Co. The Company operates in accordance with ethical standards set down by Crane’s founder, Mr. Richard Teller Crane in 1855: “I am resolved to conduct my business in the strictest and fairness; to avoid all deception and trickery; to deal fairly with both customers and competitors; to be liberal and just toward employees and to put my whole mind upon the business”

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