Delivering quality without compromise since 1800.

About Us

Since 1800 we have been designing and manufacturing industry leading refractories and glass industry solutions from our factory in Holmfield, Halifax, set in the foothills of the Yorkshire Pennines.

Fast forward 220 years, we now work with over 300 customers in 78 countries across the globe.

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We make it our mission to deliver industry leading glass conditioning solutions that inspire confidence, improve operational efficiencies, reduce business risk, and help our customers to compete on a global scale.

A sustainable future

As part of the energy intensive ceramics and glass industries, we are fully committed to operating a long term, commercially profitable business in an environmentally ethical and sustainable manner and we are ISO 14001:2015 compliant.

Our sustainability commitments are demonstrated through our on-site wind turbines, our transition toward electric vehicles, our investment in onsite electricity storage systems and ongoing initiatives to reduce the energy used onsite.

We have invested in ongoing research to extend the life of our products and our forehearths and engineered solutions are designed to minimise energy consumption and maximise production efficiencies.

Quality without compromise

Our customers require products that are guaranteed to perform without failure under the most demanding conditions.

Continuous development of our teams, our ongoing research and innovation and commitment to sustainability, enables us to maintain our position as an industry leader.

Consistency of manufacture is essential for the maintenance of uniform production standards, and we operate a quality management system certified by Lucideon CICS Ltd to the requirements of ISO 9001: 2015.

Research and Innovation

We understand that the container glass market is evolving, and we continuously innovate to develop new refractory materials that will benefit the operations of our customers, as well enhance the ongoing performance of our existing refractory materials.

Our laboratory undertakes both quality control and research and development, ensuring we remain a leader in the market with the latest solutions in refractories and glass conditioning equipment

We collaborate with institutes and universities, combining our industry expertise with academic capabilities to develop new refractory materials and processes.

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