Meet Adrian Bickerdike, the latest member of the Magma team.
Adrian will be taking up the position of Manufacturing Manager for Magma’s UK sites. He brings a wealth of experience with over 20 years in production roles. He will implement a program of production improvements across the UK sites, as well as the introduction of manufacturing processes for newly developed products.
For the last 15 years, Adrian worked in a Works Manager capacity. During this time he implemented a lean manufacturing culture and worked tirelessly to ISO 14001 standards.
Magma’s MD, Mark Stuckey, said:
‘We are very happy to have Adrian on board. His knowledge and experience will help realise Magma’s ambitious plans for manufacturing growth to meet growing customer needs.’
Magma is delighted to announce that its manufacturing facility on the Wirral has successfully gained ISO 9001:2008 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certification.
Accreditation for the site, located in Bromborough, UK, was gained following a number of audits conducted by BSI, who assessed the suitability and robustness of the company’s systems.
Magma’s QHSE Manager, Stuart Sharp, commented: “This is a great start to 2015 for Magma. I am extremely pleased we have achieved these accreditations at our Wirral site, which is now close to matching the achievements of our Dewsbury operation.”
The achievement of this latest accreditation is testament to Magma’s robust processes and demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing its customers with the highest levels of quality. Magma is now aiming to match the achievements of it’s UK operations by gaining ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 in at its Vietnamese operation during 2015.
For more information on the certifications that we hold, please read more.
In April 2014, a joint venture between Magma Ceramics & Catalysts and Morgan Advanced Materials was announced. This merged Magma Ceramics & Catalysts with Morgan’s UK Fired Refractory Shapes business, based in Bromborough, creating a significantly larger and more effective business with access to a broader technology base.
Over 60 years of ceramic manufacturing experience and the amalgamation of two successful and experienced businesses allows improved real value and a commitment to speed of response to be delivered.
The combination of these two businesses now means that a wide range of technically advanced products can be delivered, including; fired shapes designed specifically for the customer’s application using techniques such as isostatic pressing thixotropic, , slip and freeze casting and a wide range of catalysts for the refining/petrochemical industry.
As part of the joint venture, we are pleased to announce that Magma’s range of MagCat catalysts is now also available via the Morgan Advanced Materials website.
For more information, please download our brochure or contact our sales team on +44 (0)1924 468201.
Magma is pleased to announce the launch of a range of zirconia crucibles aimed specifically towards customers operating within the superalloy industry.
The new and innovative zirconia technology has been developed by Magma and applied to a select range of crucible products. This unique material offers significant benefits to customers including yield improvement and reduced process costs, which can offer cost advantages to customers who select these products.
Magma’s Business Development Manager, Tim Hazlehurst, said:
“Magma’s research and development programme plays a key role in supporting our customer’s success. As a company, Magma is committed to continually investigating new technologies that both benefit our customers and distinguish us from the competition.”
Additionally, following the successful commissioning and integration of Magma’s Vietnamese manufacturing facility earlier this year, the company is delighted to announce product qualification by it’s major customers.
Scrupulous attention to detail and strict adherence to it’s ISO systems ensures that Magma’s Vietnamese product range will always comply to the highest standards. This enables the company to continue to maintain and build it’s reputation as the world’s leading supplier of Fired Refractory Solutions.
For more information, please email us or call: +44(0)1924 468201 – our team will be pleased to assist you with your enquiry.
Glasstec 2014 takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany from the 21st to 24th October 2014. Glasstec provides an excellent opportunity to network and do business with key manufacturing industry figures involved with all aspects of the design, process and production of hollow and container glass.
As a well established and trusted manufacturer of high performance, precision made refractory ceramics to a wide variety of industries and market sectors, including container & float glass, Magma is THE company to speak to.
When it comes to market leading technical ceramics and refractory products, our expertise is second to none & extends from precision engineered blocks and full glass forehearths, to fired refractory shapes and crucibles. Our manufacturing facilities enable us to produce specialist shaped products suitable for a wide range of applications.
Glasstec 2014 is the ideal place to meet some of the world’s leading manufacturers, including Magma, so why not take this opportunity to network with our Technical Sales Manager, Tony Slinger & our Business Development Manager, Tim Hazlehurst? We’d love to speak with you & discuss how we can do business together.