Morgan Advanced Materials

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Morgan Advanced Materials plc
Public
Traded asLSEMGAM
IndustryManufacturing
Founded1856
HeadquartersWindsor, Berkshire, UK
Key people
Andrew Shilston, Chairman
Pete Raby, CEO
Revenue£1,021.5 million (2017)[1]
£112.4 million (2017)[1]
£113.9 million (2017)[1]
Number of employees
8,800 (2018)[2]
Websitewww.morganadvancedmaterials.com

Morgan Advanced Materials (LSEMGAM) is a global manufacturer of specialist products, using carbon, advanced ceramics and composites for a broad range of markets. The company is headquartered in Windsor, Berkshire, United Kingdom. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History[edit]

Morgan Advanced Materials's head office at the Quadrant in Windsor

The company was founded in Battersea in South London by the six Morgan brothers (viz. William, Thomas, Walter, Edward, Octavius & Septimus) in 1856 as The Patent Plumbago Syndicate Limited to make graphite crucibles. The Morgan Crucible Company was adopted as the name in 1881 and it diversified into carbon brushes in 1904.[3]

In 1939 the company's subsidiary Morganite Crucible opened its works at Norton in Worcestershire.[4] During the Second World War this facility employed European Voluntary Workers who were accommodated at Bowbrook House in nearby Peopleton.[5] In 2010 the site, which had recently been closed, was sold for use as an industrial estate, but a Morgan presence remained in the shape of Molten Metals Ltd, a company set up by former Morgan employees Dave Hill and Jim Ritchie to distribute Morganite products and manufacture Morgan furnaces under licence.[6]

In 1954 the company became one of the first businesses in the UK to computerise its financial records.[7] The company relocated its Battersea manufacturing operations to Morriston in Wales in 1971.[3] It changed its name to Morgan Advanced Materials in February 2013 to reflect the fact that it produces a variety of different products and supplies to many different industries.[8]

Operations[edit]

The company has 85 sites across 30 countries.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2017". Morgan Advanced Materials. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Business Overview". Morgan Advanced Materials. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "History". morganadvancedmaterials.com. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Morganite Crucible Inc. Company Profile". Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  5. ^ "Peopleton". Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  6. ^ "Disused factory unit proves to be sound investment". 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  7. ^ "HEC4 at Morgan Crucible". vk2bv.org. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  8. ^ Morgan Crucible no more FT.com, 14 February 2013
  9. ^ "Business overview". Morgan Advanced Materials. Retrieved 22 April 2017.

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