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Primayer is now Ovarro

We are excited to announce that the new name for Servelec Technologies and Primayer is Ovarro. The rebrand is a significant step forward in bringing the knowledge and expertise of Servelec Technologies and Primayer together. All individual product brands within each businesses’ product portfolio will remain unchanged. Adopting a single, unified brand identity will benefit […]

March 13th, 2020

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Statement about Coronavirus (COVID-19) updated 8th April

Ovarro (previously Servelec Technologies / Primayer) is constantly monitoring the evolving situation in relation to the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We understand the important role we play in our customers operations and like many of you we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation in each country we operate from and across our supply […]

March 11th, 2020

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International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day every 8th March we remember women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Here women at the Denmead site celebrate women in the workplace, women in engineering and women in general at Primayer, throughout England and […]

March 8th, 2020

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Quality continues.

Primayer welcomed the ISO auditors this week, who were impressed by the quality of our processes and our continued commitment to environmental standards. Quality and environmental policy  

February 20th, 2020

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Primayer supports clean water project in Nepal

Primayer is sending water network monitoring equipment to Nepal. This is to support Anglian Water’s Beacon Project which aims to bring clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene to people in Lahan in south eastern Nepal. Anglian Water will train Nepali water engineers to use the Primayer ground microphones, data loggers, cable detectors and leak […]

February 17th, 2020

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What’s ahead for Primayer in 2020?

David Frost, managing director of Servelec Technologies, reflects on the company’s acquisition of Primayer in 2019 and discusses what lies ahead in 2020.   Pressure to reduce leakage levels coming from UK water industry regulators has led to a global interest in leak detection and location technologies emerging in the UK market. When David Frost […]

January 3rd, 2020

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Roger retires

We all gathered together today to wish Roger Ironmoger all the very very best for a well earned retirement 24 years after setting up Primayer. Colleagues and staff from Primayer and partners around the world sent messages of gratitude and support, laughter and surprises. Is it a logger, is it a plane, no it’s a […]

December 20th, 2019

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Primayer at the Malaysia Water Engineers Action Committee (MyWAC) 32nd Annual Conference

On Nov. 27, 2019, the SWAN Asia-Pacific Alliance held a session at the Malaysia Water Engineers Action Committee (MyWAC) 32nd Annual Conference in Penang, Malaysia. The conference was attended by water engineers from around Malaysia, who came to discuss and develop resolutions on water issues to be presented to the Malaysian Government Ministry. Primayer’s YS Chan, who heads […]

December 9th, 2019

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Primayer hosts Belgian water companies

Together with our Belgian partner, Evodis, we hosted leakage engineers and managers from five Belgian water companies SWDE, CILE, INBW, ASPAC and PIDPA. They enjoyed visits to Primayer customers, Anglian Water and Portsmouth Water. Anglian Water outlined their holistic approach to the problem of leakage to our visitors at their Shop Window facility in Newmarket […]

December 6th, 2019

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World Water Loss Day

On World Water Loss Day we recognize our efforts to stop wasting 350 billion litres of clean drinking water a day.  At water loss events in Nashville and Colombo today, we applaud leak detectors, network monitors, SCADA systems and all those who fix leaks.  

December 4th, 2019

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Women in Engineering

Primayer Technical Services Manager Barbara Hathaway joined over 100 other women leaders in engineering at the Institute of Directors #IoD. Hosted by Dr Jan Peters, an expert in gender and diversity issues in STEM. The Women in Engineering Leadership Conference was an opportunity for delegates to learn from inspirational speakers with first-hand experience of increasing […]

November 7th, 2019

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Trade mission to Turkey

This week Dale Hartley from Primayer joins a trade mission of British environmental technology businesses to Ankara. The British Department for International Trade and Turkish Ministry of Industry and Technology,have organised this visit to develop UK-Turkey partnerships in solar, hydroelectric, wind, biomass, water and waste technologies. The Ankara Ostim Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies Cluster […]

November 5th, 2019

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Primayer at Water Loss Asia

The team from Primayer Malaysia YS Chan, Thomas Woon Keong and Alim Mansor were joined by former MD, Roger Ironmonger, at the Malaysian International Water Convention/Water Loss Asia in Kuala Lumpur.  They were particularly pleased to meet people from the Ministry of Water, Land and Environment, and hear of new opportunities for the Primayer PrimeProbe […]

November 4th, 2019

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Primayer’s collaboration with Anglian Water continues to reduce leakage

The joint project between Primayer and Anglian Water has seen leakage reduction of 1.4 million litres of water per day in targeted areas. Anglian Water is now well set up to meet and most probably exceed Ofwat’s tough leakage targets for the AMP7 investment period 2020-2025. One of the biggest challenges facing water companies is […]

October 14th, 2019

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New opportunities ahead

Roger (founder of Primayer) and Eric (Directeur Primayer France) welcomed Philippe Aretz of Servelec Technologies to the Lyon office last week. Servelec Technologies acquired Primayer last month, and the integration has begun. The sales team from Primayer France met senior management from Servelec Technologies in Lyon to discuss the new opportunities, which this joint venture […]

September 9th, 2019

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Primayer joins Servelec Technologies

We are excited to announce a new future for Primayer. Laurel UK Holdings Ltd has completed its acquisition of Primayer, which now operates under the umbrella of Servelec Technologies. Servelec Technologies provides remote telemetry units, secure SCADA systems and business optimisation software to the water, oil & gas, transport, communications and other industries. The two […]

August 28th, 2019

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Summer celebrations at Primayer

Primayer celebrated record production and sales in the wettest week of the hottest July on record. Here we are enjoying a magnificent hogroast, sheltering from the rain. A bit of water from above never stops Primayer staff, and maybe we should celebrate the rain. It gives us more water to monitor.

July 25th, 2019

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Roger at the Global Leakage Summit 2019

Today MD Roger Ironmonger spoke about our leak detection technologies as part of a series of talks on using innovative technologies to meet ambitious leakage targets.  He expanded on the technology behind correlating loggers and illustrated it with case studies set in Lincolnshire and in Angers, France. He was joined at the Global Leakage Summit […]

June 25th, 2019

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International Women in Engineering Day

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (ok, one day late!) we interview our Technical Services Director, Barbara Hathaway.   What three words describe your role as an engineer? Creative satisfying people-focussed What does Primayer do? Primayer designs and manufactures intelligent water network monitoring and leakage technologies, and supplies them to the global water industry. […]

June 24th, 2019

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Networking over motown, golf & breakfast at ACE19 Denver

Next week water industry professionals will be converging on Denver, Colorado for ACE19, the American Water Works Association’s annual conference and exhibition. They will be pooling their resources to solve today’s global water challenges. Joining them will be Primayer’s Dale Hartley. “Innovating the Future of Water” returns as this year’s conference theme, with program sessions […]

June 6th, 2019

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Less than 2 weeks until the Global Leakage Summit

Don’t miss hearing Primayer MD Roger Ironmonger speaking on finding leaks intelligently and the Internet of Things on Tues 25th June at the Global Leakage Summit in London. He will discuss the technology which helped Anglian Water and Thames Water not only meet, but overshoot, their leakage targets. One of the Primayer products which they […]

June 14th, 2019

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Revolutionizing Remote Leak Identification

“A sixth of all water mains are beyond their useful life and utilities do not have the funds to replace them.” says Professor Steven Folkman of Utah State University in his 2018 study Water Main Break Rates in the US and Canada. Read how Primayer’s intelligent technologies are helping water companies find damaged pipes in […]

April 24th, 2019

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Escaping the “jaws of death”

England is set to run out of water within 25 years, warns the chief executive of the Environment Agency, Sir James Bevan in his speech to the Environment Agency Waterwise Conference. The country is facing the jaws of death, he said, at the point where water demand from rising population surpasses the falling supply resulting […]

March 19th, 2019

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Anglian Water pioneers use of naval technology to find leaks

One of Britain’s 23 water suppliers, Anglian Water supplies the driest and largest geographical area in the country. The water company is investing £240 million to tackle leaks.  They aim to reduce water loss by 22% in their 40,000 km network by 2023.  They have chosen Primayer’s leakage monitoring technology, originally developed for the US […]

December 1st, 2018

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Water workshop in Casablanca

Engineers, managers and development professionals met in Casablanca, North Africa in March. Our local distributor in Morocco, Water Electric Technologies, held a workshop in Casablanca at which they presented Primayer‘s newest products, technologies and leakage solutions: Enigma 3m Enigma 3hyQ XiLog+ Flowmeters Click on these links to find out more about Primayer products. A strong […]

March 7th, 2019

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Who’s Who in the world of water meet in London

At the World Water-Tech Innovation Summit in February Primayer met water utility leaders, start-ups, technologists, engineers and investors to explore solutions to the challenges of digitisation, security, energy recovery and new water resources. We booked a stand and Managing Director Roger Ironmonger presented a paper on advances in the latest leak detection technology. The Primayer […]

March 1st, 2019

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“a fantastic global manufacturer based in the Meon Valley”

We recently had a visit from our local MP George Hollingberry, who is the current Minister of State for Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade. George stopped in to Primayer’s HQ in Denmead to hear about our intelligent water systems and leak detectors. He met Managing Director Roger Ironmonger, who told him all about […]

March 4th, 2019

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Institute of Water Young Persons Forum 2018

Last week, Primayer proudly hosted the Institute of Water’s South East Young Persons Forum held annually and our conference room was brimming! This popular event in its eighth year, offers the rising stars in the Water Industry an opportunity to practice their public speaking skills on a range of topics in a supportive environment and […]

December 4th, 2018

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Beijing DTS exhibits at the China Urban Water Conference in Chongqing.

Embracing new technologies in China Growing prosperity comes with the challenge to provide 20% of world’s population with fresh, high quality water. This requires advanced treatment technologies. With only 6% of global freshwater resources and stronger policies favouring the environment, Chinese utilities and industries are eager to embrace new technologies in drinking-, process and waste […]

November 30th, 2018

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Style or Squalor? Primayer supports World Toilet Day 2018

World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November, is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of the Union Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: sanitation and water. Schools and loos This is one of the areas that Toilet Twinning focus their attention on.  One fifth of schools […]

November 26th, 2018

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