Walter Frank

Means we are at the forefront of product innovation in our field. Our aim is to be the world’s leading manufacturer of fluid control products for the fire prevention, extinguishing and suppressant industries.

Walter Frank was established in Barnsley in 1881 by the Frank family. Originally iron founders and mould makers, the company’s present day focus is specialist fire-fittings and water-transfer products for the fire-protection industry.

Walter Frank manufactures a comprehensive range of fittings and hydrant valves in aluminium, gunmetal and other non-ferrous alloys to British, American and other standards. Walter Frank has a comprehensive product portfolio of valves and fittings, offering a bespoke design and engineering service for unique product solutions.

Walter Frank has been part of Westley Group since 2005. The company shares extensive machining and assembly facilities with sister company, Francis W Birkett, and also undertakes work for non-fire related industries. Aluminium components are produced in our in-house die casting foundry, while copper-based sand castings are produced on our semi-automatic carousel at the Group’s sand casting centre of excellence, J. T. Price.

Walter Frank’s manufacturing platforms are ISO 9001 approved. Where possible, we aim to provide product solutions out of our extensive stock-holding, however, we are able to supply on short lead times where bespoke manufacturing is required.
Our approach is a total commitment to quality and customer service. Our policy of continuous improvement.