About Us

Company Background

Kinetrol was established as a firm of control engineers in 1958. Initially, the company’s activities were based on its damping expertise which led to the development of Kinetrol’s rotary viscous dashpots for smooth motion control.


Kinetrol later invented and patented its vane-type rotary pneumatic actuator, recognising the emerging need for quarter-turn valve and mechanism actuation. Over this time we have continuously developed and extended our actuator and associated control equipment range to meet the ever-changing market demand for increasingly sophisticated and accurate process control and monitoring equipment. This effort has been recognised worldwide.


Kinetrol, manufacturing over three sites in Farnham, England, operates on a worldwide basis. Working through our own subsidiaries and a network of independent distributors, we export at least 70% of sales to countries all over the world.


Kinetrol, with full inspection and test facilities, operates a rigorous quality control programme which includes 100% functional testing of products and full serial number traceability. Our quality system is approved to ISO 9001 (2015).


Success comes from our determination for excellence.