CPI Moling was the original idea of Mike Cooke in 1989 when it was seen that there was a gap in the market for installing water pipes to domestic houses by using the Thrust-Boring method (Moling) rather than open trenching. CPI originally stood for Cooke's Pipe Installations but was changed to Cable and Pipe Installations on the joining in partnership with Jon Willis who helped to grow the company until his retirement in 2007.
Between Mike and Jon there was a wealth of engineering experience, Mike with his background within the gas industry and Jon with mechanical engineering from his time with Shell Petroleum.
Moling proved to be a more cost effective with less reinstatement requirements, less disruption and much quicker than conventional excavation thus CPI began to expand very quickly resulting in bringing in extra labour by 1991 to assist with the ever increasing work load.
Through demand CPI diversified from domestic water services to all Utility infrastructure. Installing Gas mains and polyethylene ducting systems for data cabling and now used in PV/Solar markets as well, water main installations continued to grow in volumes but also in size installing up to 630mm.
Today, after more than a quarter of a century in business, CPI Moling continues to offer an excellent product/service and installs pipe from 15mm up to 1mt in diameter in a vast range of market sectors and embraces new market sectors and technology. The latest market where contractors use CPI Moling's knowledge and experience is "pre-insulated pipework systems" used in district heating and Biomass installations.