22 June 2010


Manchester, UK - 22nd June 2010 

Magnesium Elektron UK has once again been recognised for their dedication to environmental improvements, this time from the International Magnesium Association. The Association has awarded Magnesium Elektron UK the inaugural International Environmental Responsibility Award for their work to significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses.  

Several years of sustained effort across all technical and production areas has resulted in a significant reduction in the carbon footprint of the business since the year 2000. Through the development of new casting and melting techniques, in conjunction with research into environmentally friendly protective gases, Magnesium Elektron UK has achieved a 90% reduction in its equivalent CO2 emissions.   

Magnesium Elektron UK became accredited to BS EN ISO 14001:2004 in September 2008, and for the three audits since then, the company has passed with full compliance. Auditors have acknowledged the approach Magnesium Elektron UK has taken in fully embracing the philosophy of business growth whilst minimising its impact on the environment. This approach has also been recognised by the Engineering Employers Federation.  Earlier this year, this manufacturing organisation presented Magnesium Elektron UK with a runner-up Environmental Achievement Award for the company's reduction of operating waste streams.  Research and development activities are continuing in this area as the company is targeting further substantial reductions over the next three years.  

The Magnesium Elektron Division is a world leader in the production of high performance magnesium alloys and products. Magnesium Elektron UK began production of magnesium in 1936 at its Manchester, UK plant and subsequently developed a wide range of magnesium alloy systems and products. The company is part of the Luxfer Group, an international manufacturer of high performance engineering materials including magnesium alloys, zirconium products and high pressure lightweight gas cylinders.

Please contact Jan Curle at +44 (0)161 911 1313 for further information.