Helical Technology was established in 1962 and is a family run business. Helical designs, manufactures and supplies valve rotators for diesel and gas engines, actuators for turbochargers, actuated acoustic valves for automotive exhaust systems and springs for actuators and valve rotators. 

Interview with Johann BustinGlobal Sales Manager at Helical Technology Limited.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Johann Bustin:

  • Design
  • Manufacture
  • Testing

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

Johann Bustin: Helical continue to invest in new equipment and machines and continue to explore new material types to reduce cost and increase efficiency in the designs and manufacturing process.

Helical also continue to work closely with our OEM engine manufacturing customers on new designs, along with continuous improvement of existing designs.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?


  • Valve Rotators
  • Actuators for Turbochargers
  • Actuated Acoustic Valves for Automotive Exhaust Systems
  • Springs for Actuators and Valve Rotators

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

J.B: With OEM engine manufacturers working on reducing emissions on their engines by exploring alternative fuels, Helical are actively working with our customers in testing current and new designs and materials.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

J.B: During the covid and post covid periods there was a big drive by OEM engine manufacturers to increase and carry safety stock.

There appears to be a slight softening on the markets as demand appears to be returning to normal to the pre covid period, with customers burning off excess stock.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

J.B: Valve Rotators for small, medium and large diesel and gas engines.

Actuated Acoustic Valves for Automotive Exhaust Systems

E.E: What estimations do you have for the rest of 2023?

J.B: Helical look to finish the 2023 year off strong, with demand remaining positive for 2024, albeit the slight softening of the markets.