"Steam is at the core of our teams’ expertise, but increasingly we are going beyond it, as part of commitment to solving our customers’ problems, and helping them navigate their paths to a lower carbon world. As a thermal solutions business we take our deep knowledge, as well as our physical and digital proximity to customers, to create value in a wide range of industrial sectors and applications.”


Maurizio Preziosa

Managing Director





Harnessing the energy of steam

We design and supply industrial and commercial steam systems, including condensate management, controls and thermal energy management products and solutions.

Steam is relatively easy to control and can transfer large energy loads in the form of heat.

We use steam across a broad range of industries, in all geographies and numerous applications, including: heating, curing, cooking, drying, cleaning, sterilising, space heating, humidifying, vacuum packing and producing hot water on demand. 

We’re leading the way by combining steam technologies with our Electric Thermal Solutions Business to decarbonise the production of steam in customers’ facilities.

We’ve developed a range of new, sustainable first-fit and retrofit heating solutions, as well as thermal energy storage applications to deliver more sustainable steam on demand.

Customer benefits

Key statistics

  • £910.1m Revenue (Full Year 2023)

  • 24.6% Adjusted operating profit margin (Full Year 2023)

  • 61 Operating units (31st December 2023)

Spirax Sarco

Spirax Sarco engineers have been helping customers harness the power of steam for over a century and are supporting them to achieve their net zero and business growth goals as part of a sustainable future.

Steam can heat or sterilise almost any industrial process. That’s why it’s often the first choice in so many applications around the world, in sectors ranging from food to transport and pharmaceuticals.

With global reach, Spirax Sarco helps companies use steam in their applications and processes and meet the challenges of reducing emissions, operational costs and resources, while improving productivity, reliability and sustainability.

Product overview 

  • Boilerhouse
  • Clean Steam Solutions
  • Compressed Air Products
  • Condensate Pumps
  • Control Systems
  • Flowmetering
  • Heat Transfer Solutions
  • Humidification Products
  • Isolation Valves
  • Pipeline Ancillaries
  • Steam Traps 

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Gestra is a global leader in the design and production of valves and control systems for heat and process fluid control. Founded in 1902 by Gustav F Gerdts, a young, self-taught engineer, its mission remains clear: to optimise steam and energy usage in factories, to increase operational reliability and process efficiency.

Gestra’s world-class products have many practical applications where steam is generated, distributed or used and where liquid and gaseous media flow.

Gestra’s technologies help customers make energy savings, improve operational reliability and protect the environment while its products and expertise in steam and condensate solutions help develop more sustainable, reliable and durable operations.

Product overview

  • Boilerhouse
  • Control valves
  • Control valves for severe service applications
  • Isolation valves
  • Non-return check valves
  • Steam traps
  • Strainers
  • System and packaged solutions

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How we use digital insights to help reduce energy loss

Cotopaxi digital technology and Spirax Sarco steam expertise came together to help Kraft Heinz achieve its Environmental Stewardship Goals. Our aim was to achieve greater efficiency in steam use and reduce carbon emissions through analysis of data insights. When we installed our connected energy and sustainability platform, STRATA, at the Kraft Heinz Shanghai facility, it provided real-time analysis of water, air, gas, energy and steam usage and pinpointed where there were leaks. Then, not only did we address the energy loss, we also designed a more sustainable and efficient solution to capture and re-use previously wasted heat within the factory’s production processes.