LRQA ISO 9001: Quality Assurance


North America




LRQA ISO 14001 | OHSAS 18001: Environmental and Safety Management Systems

LRQA ISO 50001: Energy Management Systems

ISO 17025: Test Laboratory Mechanical Testing

Worldwide ASNT NDE Level II: Nondestructive Testing

  • Howco, Cumbernauld, UK
  • Howco, Sheffield, UK
  • Howco, Sheffield, UK
  • Howco, Sheffield, UK
  • Howco, Dubai, UAE
  • Howco, Shanghai, PR China
  • Howco, Houston, USA
  • Howco, Irvine, Scotland
  • Howco, Edmonton, Canada
  • Howco, Singapore
  • Howco, Figgjo, Norway

API 5CT & ISO 29001 Manufacturer Monogram


API Specification Q1

ISO 3834-2 Management of Quality in Welding


Howco – minimising risk for all

Health and Safety Commitment

By the very nature of our industry, ours is a potentially high-risk working environment. Howco is therefore totally committed to the protection of our employees, contractors, customers and the general public from any harm or loss resulting from the company’s activities.

Globally we strive for continual improvement in all areas of health, safety and welfare. We pursue these improvements through:

  • Compliance with all applicable legal and other statutory requirements
  • Providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment
  • Encouraging active communication with our employees, visitors and contractors to understand their role in improving our Health and Safety performance
  • Working together to achieve our goal of Zero Accidents
  • Communicating this policy statement to all interested parties
  • Using where appropriate external sources to provide assistance and specialised competence


Gender pay gap report UK
We are committed to maintaining a positive and inclusive working environment. This includes ensuring that individuals are paid equally for carrying out the same or equivalent roles regardless of gender.
Download the report here.

Environmental Commitment

Howco places continual improvement in reducing the environmental impact of our operation at the core of our business. We monitor all aspects of our business in order to reduce waste and energy use, and ensure both our staff and external contractors are aware of the impact they may have on the environment.

About Howco

Material solutions for subsea wellhead to topsides, downhole and surface drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention equipment.

Today, Howco is the leading global distributor of raw material for wellhead and completion equipment to the Oil and Gas industry. We have achieved this position by developing a strategic approach that differentiates us from conventionally organized service centers and offers our customers significant competitive advantage.

Global Supply, Local Perspective

With over 30 years of experience and facilities located in USA, Canada, UK, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Dubai, we are a centre of excellence for processing Nickel Alloy, Duplex, Stainless and Low Alloy Steel.

Our customers can depend on our innovative approach to supply chain management that delivers

  • Industry knowledge and expertise
  • Reduced costs, downtime and inventory
  • Delivery reliability
  • Release of valuable resources
  • Unrivalled product integrity


  • 2015: Opening of new custom built manufacturing facility in Malaysia.
  • 2014: Acquisition of CTL Engineering in Bredbury, UK.
  • 2014: Launch of new Howco brand.
  • 2010: Acquisition of Yorktown machining facility from Baker Hughes.
  • 2010: Opening of custom built facility in Dubai.
  • 2009: Relocation of Howco Singapore to custom built premises.
  • 2006: Establishment of Howco Oilfield Services Dubai and opening of Howco China offices.
  • 2006: Acquisition of Howco by Sumitomo.
  • 2004: Acquisition of Irvine based Critical Components – renamed Howco Oilfield Services.
  • 2003: Howco Quality Alloys launched as an independent division focused on nickel alloy forged products.
  • 2001: Acquisition of Sheffield based Henry Whithams and Houston based Carbon and Alloy, adding century-old know-how and processing experience.
    • Acquisition includes Rotherham based Millhouses Engineering - one of the best equipped heavy engineering machine shops in Europe.
  • 2000: Significant growth leads to new service centres in the USA, Canada, Singapore, and Norway.
  • 1990: Reputation for materials management firmly established throughout UK and Europe.
  • 1982: Howco Group formed by Malcolm Howat and John Ferguson in Kilsyth, Scotland.