About Us

About Young and Cunningham




Young & Cunningham manufacture, stock and distribute valves and fluid control systems from our headquarters in North Shields.

The name of Young & Cunningham can trace its history back to 1924 and remains one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of fluid control equipment.

The policy of the company which has not changed since its inception is to take a personal interest in the fluid handling problems of our customers, whether technical or operational, and assist in the selection and supply of the correct valves by our specialist staff.





As a valve manufacture we know the intricate workings of all valve types - whether you are looking for a Quickclose Valve, Globe Valve, Gate Valve, Plug Valve, Butterfly Valve, Stop Valve, Angle Valve, Drain Valve, Storm Valve, Ball Valve, Sea Water Valve, or Special Valve. This combined with our extensive knowledge of actuation, makes us the ideal company to supply your actuated valve solutions.

We can supply any valve type, in almost any material as an actuated unit. We can supply hydraulic, electric and pneumatic units to meet your requirements.

The units can also be supplied with various accessories including limit switches, proportional indicators and visual position indicators if required. We hold a range of finished items on stock with one-off and special order items available to order.





The Young and Cunningham Lloyds approved foundry, has built a reputation for producing non-ferrous castings of the highest quality for over 50 years.

Castings from 0.1kg upwards are regularly supplied to valve, pump and industrial manufacturers throughout the UK. Quantities range from a single castings to large volume runs on our semi- automated plant, in materials including gunmetal, phosphor bronze, aluminium bronze and aluminium.

All castings produced in our factory are certified and copies of technical tests and chemical analysis are available and fully traceable for castings. A full range of non-destructible testing is available in-house or from accredited test houses.





In addition to manufacturing our own range of valves, we also act as agents and distributors for a number of carefully selected partners. These partners offer a range of products which complement and enhance the products and services we offer to our customers.

The ability to supply the correct product for a particular application in the timeframe required by our clients is key to our supply philosophy. To this end we hold an extensive range of valves in stock for immediate despatch.

We have the solutions and expertise to meet your fluid control requirements.