Makin Metal Powders expands production capacity

April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

Makin Metal Powders Ltd, based in the UK and one of the largest European producers of copper and copper alloy powders, has announced a £500,000 investment in new atomising equipment at its Rochdale facility.  Supported in the investment by Chinese parent company GRIPM, the newly installed and commissioned equipment will provide a significant increase in its production capacity.

Makin’s Managing Director John Boden stated that the investment shows the confidence that the Company has in both the global demand for its products and the long term future of the Rochdale operation. An opportunity to provide new employment in the area, the new plant is already in full operation, ensuring Makin has the ability to react to increasing demand.

Makin manufactures copper powder, bronze powder, tin powder, infiltrants and press-ready pre-mix powders along with other related alloys from its purpose built 10,000 m2 production facility. The company utilises both water and air atomising systems with sieving, sintering and alloying capability.

The production processes and systems are accredited to both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and all of the REACH compliant.   


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