IMH celebrates its 40th anniversary


IMH celebrates its 40th anniversary

26th June 2023

Our client Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH) passed a major milestone in June, when it celebrated 40 years in business.

IMH was founded in 1983 by hydraulic engineer Paul Griffiths MBE, who launched the business from his home in Middlesbrough. It is now a global player in hydraulic engineering with experience of working across more than 50 countries.

The company, which has been headed up by Paul’s son, Managing Director James Griffiths, since 2019, has supported major engineering projects over the last four decades. IMH has designed, manufactured and supplied hydraulic power units and pipework for the Boston Barrier, a major flood defence barrier in Lincolnshire; installed pipework, accumulators and manifolds for Pioneering Spirit, the largest construction vessel in the world; and manufactured and installed hydraulic systems for tilting frames for vessels used to install monopiles at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. These are just a few examples!

In 2019, Paul was awarded an MBE for Services to Engineering Skills and Apprenticeships in Teesside. The company’s apprenticeship scheme was established in 1995 and has helped young people from across Teesside and beyond launch their careers in hydraulic engineering.

We started working with IMH in 2018, when we developed a marketing strategy and refreshed brand for the company, and we’ve been working with IMH as its marketing partner ever since.

Horizon Works supports IMH with services including design, PR, e-marketing, content marketing and social media and we’ve greatly enjoyed being part of the company’s journey over the last five years.

Samantha Vassallo, Managing Director of Horizon Works, said: “We’d like to congratulate Paul, James and the rest of the IMH team on their 40th anniversary!

“This is a tremendous achievement and is testimony to the ingenuity, dedication and passion of the business.

“IMH is a true North East pioneer which has made a global impact and we are very proud that the company chose us as its marketing partner.

“We wish IMH every success for the future!”

For more information on how we support IMH, check out the case study here.