September 2018

Kevin, our service engineer, had a week away cycling in Norway. What a great way to let off some steam. Take a look at these stunning shots of the Northern lights. He also went mountain biking in the Arctic circle, Lofoten Islands and Norway Hope. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the pictures Kevin, but we’re glad you’re back.

September 20, 2018

3 years @ GRE for Natalie!

Process cooling & refrigeration

Natalie brought in some cake for the team, to celebrate 3 years of working with us at GRE. Congrats Natalie.

September 12, 2018

Liquid Nitrogen Valve box

Cryogenic cooling systems

GRE undertook the design, manufacture and testing of this Liquid Nitrogen Valve box, equipped specifically to suit the customer application in distributing requirements for examining end products controlling 90K applications.

We then wrapped and packed it ready for delivery to the customer.

process cooling and refrigeration

The British Cryogenics Council and the University of Oxford in partnership with the Science and Technology Facilities Council, invited GRE to visit the City of Oxford for ICEC27-ICMC 2018. The conference was held at the University of Oxford Examination Schools, Oxford, United Kingdom.


35 Devon business people we need to watch out for

Devon Live

Take a look at the article which includes Natalie, lead design engineer @ GRE

As a Design Engineer, Natalie works across a range of complex thermal engineering specialisms (process cooling, ultra-pure water and cryogenics) to design fully bespoke systems for GRE, a specialist thermal engineering firm based in Willand. that solves challenging heating and cooling problems for prestigious customers around the world.

She works with clients whose applications are as wide ranging as extremely high powered lasers, nuclear fusion, satellite development to advanced radiotherapy systems for oncology.

Many of Natalie’s projects require mission-critical system designs, without which clients would not be able to carry out essential activities or – in some cases – operate at all.

Natalie is currently studying to achieve her MSc Engineering Management to become an internationally recognised Chartered Engineer. Natalie’s research-based dissertation, ‘Who Wants To Be An Engineer?’, explores the experiences of women in engineering, what motivated them into the field and how to support and retain more young women in fulfilling STEM careers. Natalie was inspired to investigate this topic as the UK has Europe’s lowest proportion of female engineering professionals (11%).

A graduate of BEng Mechanical Engineering from the University of Plymouth, she is currently studying MSc Engineering Management.

She joined the firm in 2015

Favourite movie/TV show: Hot Fuzz gets a lot of repeat watches.

Favourite piece of music: It depends on the occasion; it could be anything from cheesy 80s pop or a current dance track to something chilled.

Book we should all read: The Game of Thrones series – I haven’t had much time to read for pleasure in recent years but I can’t wait for the next book.

James has joined the team @ GRE, as an electrical apprentice. We look forward to sharing his journey.


September 3, 2018

Tour of Britain 2018

GRE are situated in Willand, Devon and are fortunate enough to watch the Tour of Britain pass right by us. Here are some snaps from us, including the fantastic Geraint Thomas!