UK Office: +44 (0)1621 745450
Sales Hours Mon - Fri: 09:00AM - 09:00PM Saturday: 09:00AM - 07:00PM Sunday: Closed
Address Scatterbrook Farm, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon, Chelmsford CM3 6HB

Our Company


The Chelmer Valve Co Ltd was started by ex Marconi engineer Mr Leslie Ferguson Berry and specialised in Marconi transmitter spares and electron tubes.

Mr Berry set the foundations for a company that now spans six decades.


Harry Rosenbaum an ex Marconi engineer and his wife Colette Rosenbaum, née Berry took over the running of the business.

The business diversified into semiconductors and transistors.


During the 1980’s Harry and Collette accumulated five warehouses full of UK MOD surplus.


The Chelmer Valve Co Ltd was acquired by UK Electronic Components Ltd, Imran Khan and Saima Khan, née Anwar. With over 40 years combined experience in the electronics industry gained from working in distribution and contract manufacturing companies.

Company name change to CVC Chelmer Valve Co Ltd.

Obsolete stock purchase from Thales UK, 500,000 parts.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to
5 million parts.

Chelmer Valve


Company moved to brand new freehold 45,000 sq ft storage facility on a 40-acre site in Essex.

Acquisition of over 300 pallets of new surplus of UK MOD inventory and five complete Plessey AR 15 Radars plus 1000’s of spares.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to
20 million parts.


CVC acquires the complete inventory of Armadillo Electronics.

CVC buys Wilson valves of Huddersfield.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to
25 million parts.


CVC acquires the complete surplus inventory of Martal Industries Israel, over 18 million USA DLA contracted parts with trace back to the USA government.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to
43 million parts.


CVC acquires over 5 million spares from the Royal Norwegian Airforce.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to
48 million parts.


Purchased the assets of Austrian company “Eklama Electronic GmbH” from Mr. Heinrich Malzer.


More smaller inventory purchases.

CVC acquired Avonians Ltd from George & Maria Polonski.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to
55 million parts.


Joscar approval for supplying Babcock Engineering.

Joscar Registered



CVC acquires the stock of CEM IO Components over 10,000 lines of Rohs compliant commercial stock.

CVC acquires the stock of Smartsell/DTL connectors over 10,000 lines of military connectors with full manufacturer trace.

CVC acquires the company BSL Express Services Ltd from Mr Kamal Babla; ex Plessey Ilford engineer. The company was Originally founded by Dr Maximillian Treister after WW2 to sell excess components left over after the war.

Company name change; BSL Express Services continues to trade as BSL Express Spares Ltd. The purchase included over 20 million naval spares, ownership of over 15000 NATO/NSN numbers and 1000’s of pages of data.

Defence Logistics Agency Approval.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to over 80 million parts.


Construction of new office block underway.

Purchase of F16, UH-60 and European Space agency spares from Mr Robert Soek of Rimpex BV in Holland.

Chelmer Valve Co Ltd name change to CVC Components.

In-stock inventory physical stock increased to over 85 million parts.

Chelmer Valve Components


Purchase of FEL Avionics Ltd

Why Use CVC Components?


Over 80 million obsolete, discontinued and hard to find electronic components in stock

Industry Expertise

We are a long established, experienced, mechanical, electronic, industrial, military and naval component supplier that can cater to your requirements efficiently and effectively.


Able to provide you with your orders quickly and efficiently. We have 45000 sq ft storage. Physical Stock of 85 million components ready to ship anywhere in the world


Our modern supply chain systems allow us to source and supply your exact requirements


We have long standing, well established relationships with major suppliers and thousands of commercial and retail customers

Certified Components

All our products are certified genuine components and include trace to supplier/manufacturer. Independent testing verification can be arranged at an extra cost.