Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier, picture courtesy of UK Ministry of Defence

United Kingdom

"Instinctively, I knew..." - Bill Higginbotham has orchestrated a naval success with Jets™ in the United Kingdom.

“It was 1992 and I was at SMM in Hamburg. I had years of experience with conventional gravity sanitary systems. But when I saw the Jets™ vacuum solution on display, I was hugely impressed. Instinctively, I knew this company was on to something.

It was the start of a long and productive association with Jets™. My company became the Jets™ representative in the UK. In 1997 I formed MRH Marine. With superior technology, hard work, and thorough knowledge of the marine sector, we won important contracts in a market that had previously been dominated by competitors.

After slowly building a reputation for quality and reliability, MRH/Jets™ are now the UK market leaders. We have supplied vacuum equipment to ferries, luxury yachts, historic paddle steamers, and OPVs for the ­Brunei Navy and the Hellenic Navy.

Jets™ systems have been fitted on the new-generation Type 45 AAW destroyers, and will be installed on aircraft carriers for the British Ministry of Defence. These will be the ­biggest warships ever built outside the US.

We have a long-term agreement with BVT Shipbuilders to supply all the Jets™ equipment for overseas navies, including three
OPVs for the Omani Navy and three for the Trinidad & Tobago Coastguard. And we have more orders on the horizon."


MRH Marine Limited


"We specialize in the supply of sanitary equipment, water treatment equipment and bathroom fittings. We have our own Jets™-trained commissioning engineers and can conduct on-board surveys, compile specifications, and provide multi-skilled labour as needed.”

Bill Higginbotham
Contract Manager
MH Marine Limited

Bill Higginbotham

MRH Marine Limited


Alan Higginbotham
Managing Director

Trevor Hayes
Technical Sales Manager

Alan Higginbotham and Trevor Hayes
Queen Elizabeth Class pictures by courtesy of UK Ministry of Defence.
T45 AAW and OPV Brunei Navy pictures by courtesy of BVT Surface Fleet Limited.
Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier
T45 AAW Destroyer
OPV Brunei Navy
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