Author Archives: Mark Exley

NEW PRODUCTS: Solenoid Dosing Pumps

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Watermark Projects, a division of the W.A Cooke & Sons group of companies, is expanding it’s product range to include Solenoid Dosing Pumps.

The WMP range offers high quality metering equipment able to cover a range of applications from Wastewater Treatment and Chemical Processing through to Laboratory Dispensing.

WMP Pump Range Boxed

Click the below link for further information and to buy now-

Watermark Projects Solenoid Dosing Pumps


The WAC Group at FoodEx 2016

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Watermark Projects (the industrial wastewater division of the WAC group) will be exhibiting at this years FoodEx event.

The Watermark Projects team will be available on Stand No- H298 to answer any of your wastewater treatment queries.

Every year we offer our free site assessment service (which includes a complete analysis of your wastewater), this year we’ll also be showcasing our new range of Dissolved Air Flotation systems including our skid mounted Model 6 & Model 20 units which have already proved to be a big hit within the food processing industry.

Watermark Projects

W.A Cooke & Sons appoint new Design Engineer

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To expand on the services we already offer W.A Cooke & Sons have recently employed an in-house Design Engineer.

While we have always worked closely with our customers to develop the designs of their fabrications we have entrusted the CAD work to an external design company. The decision to bring this service in-house was made to allow us to better control a project from start to finish and ensure our high quality standard is applied throughout.

The addition of our in-house design service allows to offer the 3 key elements of engineering all under one roof-

For further information on our deign service or to discuss your project requirements please contact us.

W.A Cooke & Sons- Health and Safety

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W.A Cooke & Sons appoint new Health & Safety Manager.

In our effort to ensure the Health & Safety of our staff & visitors, W.A Cooke & Sons have appointed a new Health & Safety Manager.

Joe Lyon will be working directly with our workshop managers at both our Manchester & Ely works as well as our site services supervisors.

Click the link to view Joe’s LinkedIn profile.


2016 marks W.A Cooke & Sons 90th year!

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W.A Cooke & Sons was established in 1926 by William Allen Cooke and in March 2016 will celebrate its 90th year.

Originally set up as a Blacksmiths on the cobbled high street of Walkden town the majority of our customers were more interested in getting their horses shoed than developing bespoke fabrications, but as the years passed the complexity of the work William and his team undertook increased and it wasn’t long before they were working on challenging fabrications for a variety of industries.

While the forge is gone and the anvil gathers dust in the corner W.A Cooke & Sons still works to the same principles it was founded on and to this days remains a family run engineering company.

This year not only marks our 90th anniversary but also sees the significant development of the W.A Cooke & Sons group such as:

  • Numerous new product & service releases under both the W.A Cooke & Sons Engineering and Watermark Projects wastewater treatment divisions (including an in-house drawing & design service)
  • Expansion and re-development of our head office
  • Further developments to the Dissolved Air Flotation system and significant growth to our fleet of trial units through the Watermark Projects division


Flood Defence

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W.A Cooke & Sons are now working with some of the largest flood defence companies in the UK, fabricating and installing flood gates at various sites.

Utilising our own design we have been able to produce a range of gates including single or double door access and manual or automatic (employing a hydraulic system) closing function, all of which are available in a variety of sizes.

If you would like to discuss your flood defence projects with W.A Cooke & Sons, call our team today.

W.A Cooke & Sons: Subcon Exhibition

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The W.A Cooke & Sons team would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their time at the 2015 Subcon exhibition.

The event provided a great platform for meeting new customers as well as the opportunity to catch up with some of our existing ones. We’re looking forward to seeing these new connections grow and hope to see you all again very soon!

The W.A Cooke & Sons brand gets a revamp!

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Along with a number of improvements we have recently made to the services & products we offer, the team at W.A Cooke & Sons have decided to revamp our image as well.

With the WAC logo being the symbol of the company for almost 100 years we couldn’t bring ourselves to put it out to pasture and instead chose to give it a well deserved face lift, we have also redesigned the company brochure packs for both W.A Cooke & Sons and Watermark Projects which now include our updated list of products and services as well as a number of case studies from some of our previous projects.

If you would like to receive a new brochure pack please email or call 01204 574 721.

W.A Cooke & Sons achieve CE accreditation

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W.A Cooke & Sons Engineers are now CE accredited meaning all of our structural steel work is now carried out to the European Standard. Both our Manchester & Ely works have been accredited to allow each to work independently on CE marked projects.

The introduction of CE marking effects a wide variety of sectors from Municipal & Industrial Water Treatment through to the Nuclear and Oil industry and applies to a range of steel work from simple access platforms and walkways to support steel & framework.

W.A Cooke & Sons can assist with the design, calculations, fabrication, assembly & installation of any CE marked Structural Steel project.