Our mission is to help you deliver the Safesite® and Safeship®.
This means we aim to improve safety for people, assets and infrastructure on land and at sea worldwide across diverse sectors.
We do this through our products which focus on liquid level indication, seal integrity, thickness gauging, flow rate monitoring and bearing indication.
For the last 30 years we designed handheld, reliable, accurate portable inspection products. In 2020 after listening to our customers we will move to constant monitoring systems.
A Few Memorable Moments
Dr. Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter awarded OBE for Services to Business and International Trade. (Somerset).
CEO honoured with OBE
Queen’s Award for International Trade for 6 years of continuous growth.
Won Queen’s Award
Coltraco named one of “the best of British innovators" by InnovateUK Showcase in Birmingham.
Product launch at London’s FIREX show of the perfect partner to the Portalevel.
Launch of Portasteele CALCULATOR
For the Portalevel and Portascanner products, building on UL and RINA approvals.
ABS Type Approval
George Hunter, son and grandson of the co-founders joins Coltraco in Sales.
3rd generation Hunter joins
Introducing new technology to complement the liquid level range with the new Portascanner®.
Coltraco designs new products
Mr EC Hunter and his Son, Dr CSP Hunter co-founded the company and invented the Portalevel®.
Coltraco Ultrasonics developed the Safeship™ concept, by which simple-to-use and highly-accurate hand-held instruments were developed for crews to use with high periodic use in demanding ergonomic and climatic environments. The company has supported the Royal Navy, US Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, BAE Systems, Babcocks and Trescal (Rolls-Royce) and many other allied Navies for over 25 years.
We are in service in an array of complex and demanding land and marine environments from the Arctic to the Pacific and in-service with nearly 20% of the world’s Commercial ocean-going vessels, 50% of the world’s offshore energy platforms and 1 of the world’s 4 manufacturers of wind energy turbines. We offer free online training for every customer and provide technical support, spare parts and maintenance for our equipment. The company exports 89% of its output to 120 countries. In 2019 our company won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Members of our company include winners of Lifetime Export Achievement and Young Exporter of the Year Awards for commercial service, whilst others have won Science, Innovation & Research prizes and grant awards. Our company is committed to Maritime & Land Safety, and has won numerous industry Awards in this. Our Chairman is a member of various Government & Industry Committees and Expert Advisory Groups in public service.
We are founder members of Women in Maritime and the Armed Forces Covenant and speak regularly at public and private fora. We now manufacture a range of instrumentation and constant monitoring systems. We also pioneered the Safesite™ concept by which pressurised CO2 & Clean Agent gaseous extinguishing systems are monitored for contents alongside the monitoring of the compartment they design to discharge into, since without the “gas being held” in a space protected by an extinguishing system, it will disperse without containing the fire event.
Today the company operates across over 25 customer Safesite™ and Safeship™ Market Sectors including: Shipping & National Ship Management, Naval & Naval Auxiliary Fleets, Shipbuilding & Marine Surveying, Wind Energy, Fire Safety Engineering, Offshore Oil & Gas, Refineries & Petrochemical, Oil & Gas Pipelines, Power Generation, Electricity & Gas Distribution, Solar Thermal energy, Food & Liquid Processing, Fluids Handling, Steel & Aluminium Production, Transformer Operators, Telecommunications & Mobile Phone Operators, Rail & Light Metro Rail, Data Centres & Server Rooms, Pharmaceutical, State-owned Enterprises (SOEs)**, Universities, Laboratories, Luxury Hotels, Hospitals, Libraries & Museums, Mining, Chemical & Petrochemical, Manufacture, Mining.
In technologies our instruments are arranged in 3 groups: A. our compartment and watertight integrity instruments based around Portascanner™, B. our gaseous extinguishing contents instruments based around Portalevel™ , supported by Portasteele™ Calculator which converts liquid level cylinder readings of CO2, FM200™ and NOVEC™ 1230 to agent weights and C. our Portatank™ industrial portable tank level indicator for single-skinned tanks measuring 0.5m to 15m in diameter.We also manufacture a range of constant monitoring systems, currently focused on (B) above. Our company team, supported by our Regional Heads of Operation, around the world, is one of the most capable you will find and we continually-improve our processes to make us “better-faster-cheaper” for you, our customer.