St. Helens manufacturer saves thousands on water bills

We helped long-standing manufacturer, W. Maass Ltd, make huge savings on its water bills after discovering it was being wrongly charged.

Established in 1980, W. Maass Ltd, based in St. Helens, is now one of the UK's market leaders in the manufacture of pipe flanges and subsea pipeline components.

The company serves the needs of the oil, petrochemical and process related industries and uses a vast amount of water for mixing coolants for machinery and non-destructive testing operations.

We analysed W. Maass’ utility bills and found that some meters were out of contract and they were paying terrible rates. As well as this, the company was paying water bills for a unit that didn’t belong to them. Our team managed to get all their meters in order, along with competitive rates, helping the company save £15,000, as well as substantial savings on their gas and electricity.

David Toone, managing director at W. Maass Ltd, said: “Previous to working with Orchard we relied on automatically renewing our existing utility contracts, but by establishing a partnership with Orchard they now handle everything from assessing our existing contracts including renewals, through to ongoing price analysis, projected savings, and provide market analysis reports.

“Orchard Energy has helped create substantial savings for the company which will greatly benefit our planned refurbishment project. Without their expertise we would have never been able to recover the money we were entitled to.”